HOWARD Stern has "outraged fans" after he abruptly took off the entire summer.
His months-long vacation comes after he signed a $500M Sirius XM deal.
Howard's new Sirius XM contract provides him a summer break between the end of June and early September.
He usually vacations in the Hamptons, but some Sirius XM listeners are threatening to cancel their subscriptions if the 'King of All Media' isn't live on the air this summer.
One Redditor wrote: "Howard Stern just announced per his new contract there will not be any new shows after this week until SEPTEMBER.
The Redditor went on: "He tried to sneak this programming note in at the beginning of the show. At first he tried to claim they always do this during the summer then pivoted and said this summer off was part of the new deal he made.
"4 days off a week isn’t enough? Couldn’t take two weeks off? No that would be too fair to his customers.
"I pay $20 a month for SiriusXM and I’m not paying $40 for re-runs. All Stern fans should do this. If Sirius’ profit plummets because a bunch of Stern show listeners canceled at once I could see him back before September (or at least not pulling this shit again next summer).
"If I knew the new deal would be like this I would have rooted for Howard to retire."
Howard and his model wife, Beth, usually spend their summers on the East End of Long Island adopting animals and appearing in Hamptons Magazine.
A source who summers with Howard told Page Six: “He’s not the shock jock out here, he’s just Howard. He has substantially mellowed.
“He doesn’t want to party, he wants to stay home. He and Beth are more interested in rescue animals, art, photography, and living a happy, healthy life.”
This past December Howard signed a new contract with Sirius XM to keep his deal with his long-time show for the next five years.
Although the terms of the contract are not yet known, it is reportedly worth more than $100 million per year.
This would mean he’s apparently earning nearly $17 million for his two months of summer vacation, and he's already worth $650 million.
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