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TV: Howard Stern to return to ‘America’s Got Talent’

(UPI)—Radio star Howard Stern announced Tuesday he plans to return as a judge on “America’s Got Talent” for a third season next year.

“It started out as a goof. Now it’s becoming a job,” Stern said on his SiriusXM radio show.

“I am very excited to be going back to ‘America’s Got Talent.’ I will go back [for] one more season,” he said. “I really, really did struggle with this decision because … I’ve been working a long time. I really wanted to decide if this was going to take away too much … free time. Did I really still enjoy doing it? Did I have something to say? Is it something I should be involved with still? I decided I needed a personal life, but that big black hole in me that demands attention … it won.”

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On The Radio: Columbia People Re-Unite At Davis Town Hall Meeting

At yesterday’s Sirius/XM Town Hall meeting at Radio City Music Hall, where music-chieftain CLIVE DAVIS held court discussing his current bio THE SOUNDTRACK OF MY LIFE, one of the questions chosen from the audience was from Barbara Winterble, who worked at the Columbia Records A&R department some 48 years ago with Mike Berniker, Charlie Calello, Bruce Lundvall and Micky Eichner; and whose son Brett, has his own talk show on the station; THE BRETT WINTERBLE SHOW.

She well recalls Davis, then functioning as general counsel for the label, as well as when recalls “Simon and Garfunkel coming by to hang out at the office,” right before Sounds of Silence hit big, she recalls.

The two had a lively chat and Davis confirmed to being a guest on her son’s show. The show will air Saturday night on Sirius/XM.

New Revelations:Radio Host Interviews Author Marc Eliot on Kato Kaelin

When the KATO KAELIN revelation came about last week, writer MARC ELIOT who had done a book with Kato around the time of the OJ trial was thrust back into the limelight. In an exclusive interview on the BRETT WINTERBLE SHOW (Sirius/ XM), he explained to Winterble, “What most people don’t remember is that at the time we collaborated, Kato was trying to start up a career as a comic; trying to develop a routine in fact. The trial made him something of a household name. I knew he liked that and I see these recent revelations as a way to possibly make that happen again.”

Eliot goes on to say, that out of everything he was told by Kato, when he watched his testimony, very little of what he knew was onscreen.

NY Talk: David Salidor Scores As Celebrity-Booker

L-R; Micky Dolenz; Jim Kerr and David Salidor


A veteran-PR-meister David Salidor explains it: “When I was first approached about the possibility of being the celebrity-booker for Sirius/XM’s Brett Winterble, “I knew it’d be great fun to get back into that game again and jumped at the opportunity. I love talk-radio, have for years and though it’s a tremendous output of work and coordination, it’s at the edge-of-your seat fun.”

In his first two months onboard, Winterble (who’s on 9:00PM each night on Sirius/XM channel 168) has spoken to a wide swath personalities, orchestrated by Salidor ; Casey Anthony attorney Jose Baez; former Mayor Rudy Giuliani; Micky Dolenz; Debbie Gibson; Kate Taylor; and, former Surpeme Mary Wilson. “I’m trying to get a well-rounded series of people, for Brett to speak with; yesterday he had on political satirist Will Durst as well as security-expert David Nance, whose information after Aurora proved very informative and timely. Next week, Peter Asher and Bangle-Susanna Hoffs.”

Salidor adds that the Emerson-educated Winterble is a quick study and that more often than not, the name he’s booked get back to him with tremendous words of praise for the chat-host. “From my PR-background, I always encourage my clients, as well as the writers, to follow up with me with their feedback. In Bret’s case, almost all of the guests have gotten back to me with high praise. That’s a great sign. He’s a great interviewer … who pays attention. Interestingly enough, I think his favorite guests so far have been Durst, Taylor and Gene Cornish.”

Salidor’s PR-component, the dis COMPANY, continues as well. “There was never any thought to not continue with that; rather what I’m doing now is an adjunct to it. He also manages musician/writer Adrian Niles who opens at B.B. King’s on September 6 for New Riders of The Purple Sage, something Salidor feels will have a great impact on his career. “Adrian had two tracks on F/X’s Justified this spring, so there was a 50% increase in his awareness within the industry; this gig will do another 50%.”

Salidor looks to expand his booking stint to other stations. “In light of downsizing at various stations, I feel I can come in and really give them a leg-up in regard to booking key personalities. We’d be very interested in exploring these situations.”

“With Brett, I’m now on the other side of talent; buying it, rather than selling it. It’s terrific and I applaud his producers, Brandon Damore and Rod West who made this happen. I’m having a terrific and very productive time.”

On The Radio: Pat Cooper Slams Howard Stern on Winterble

The feud between 83-year old comic PAT COOPER and HOWARD STERN shows no
signs of diminishing.

On today’s BRETT WINTERBLE Sirius/XM talk show (who is tub-thumping his
book How Dare You Say How Dare Me!), the comedian continued to savage Stern;
talking about everything from America’s Got Talent to the recent passing of his dog. Cooper
said he can’t believe Stern is on AGT: “He doesn’t know talent … because
he doesn’t have any talent!”

He also had choice words for Hillary and Bill Clinton, President Obama and
Mitt Romney. He said Mitt’s biggest problem is that “He’s surrounded by
his money.”

Ozzy Osbourne Launches his Own SiriusXM Channel

Ozzy’s Boneyard, channel 38, will feature classic hard rock and metal music from artists like Black Sabbath, Metallica, AC/DC,Jimi Hendrix, Pantera and Van Halen. The 24/7 music channel is expected to launch later this year.
SiriusXM listeners will hear Ozzy present music as well as share personal stories about his career as a solo artist and as front-man for Black Sabbath. The channel will also air shows and specials hosted by Ozzy family members, Sharon, Jack and Kelly.
“After everything I’ve been through in my career I never imagined I’d end up with my own radio channel on SiriusXM. This is f*****g amazing! Does this mean I can play whatever I want?” said Ozzy Osbourne.
“No one represents the evolution of hard rock and heavy metal more than Ozzy Osbourne,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. “We know Ozzy’s Boneyard will be alive and kicking.”
Ozzy Osbourne recently announced that Black Sabbath has reunited to record their first new studio album in 33 years and that the band will launch a world tour in 2012.
Ozzy’s Boneyard joins SiriusXM’s roster of channels created in partnership with legendary musicians, including Bruce Springsteen‘s E Street Radio, Pearl Jam Radio,  Eminem’s Shade 45, Willie Nelson‘s Willie’s Roadhouse, B.B. King‘s Bluesville, Elvis Radio, Jimmy Buffett‘s Radio Margaritaville and Siriusly Sinatra.
For more information on SiriusXM, please visit www.siriusxm.com