Howard started off this morning by thanking Staind for playing their version of "The Beetlejuice Song" on yesterday's show. He said he couldn't stop thinking about it all day. Robin thought Beet was hilarious, and Howard said it was because he had the right combination of pot and beer. Howard took a call from a listener who wanted to know if Howard would jump to SIRIUS right after he leaves regular radio. Howard said he has different feelings about this every day, but right now he's thinking he'll have to do a show immediately to touch base with his fans and let them know what exactly happened.
Howard said the Infinity people are giving him a hard time when it comes to bringing back the E! crew because they think he is up to something. However, all Howard is trying to do is get back the jobs for the E! crew who are currently not being paid. Robin wondered what the Infinity cohorts thought Howard would be up to. He responded that they're worried he's going to take the show to iN Demand and make a ton of money, which isn't the case. Howard brought up the fact that from everything he's been hearing, the company would like him to leave by October. He added he would leave tomorrow if he had the choice. Howard said that, although it'll be strange not being able to reach as many listeners at SIRIUS as he does now, people are starting to subscribe to the service in big numbers. Hook Nose Mike called in and asked Howard if there are real discussions going on about his potential early departure, or if it's all hearsay. Howard assured him that there have been talks. Some people seem to think Howard should have to pay to get out his current contract, but Howard refuses to do that. He said he'll honor his contract and stay on the air until December unless he's bought out. In the meantime, Howard's most upset that the E! crew is out of work.
Artie agreed, adding that poor Ralph has been relegated to sitting in Malibu and having Sam Simon pay his rent. Howard thought his replacements would probably just rip off his show, even though they'll claim they never even listened to Howard. He also pointed out that XM President, Hugh Panero has been saying that Howard's move to SIRIUS isn't affecting his company. Howard said that once he officially moves to satellite, Panero will be singing a different tune. Captain Janks called in and said all of Howard's fans should band together and call Larry King the night Howard gets thrown off the air. Howard liked that idea, but thought the plan should go into effect the night after he's fired. That way, people can first absorb the news.