Date: 14th November 2000

Karmazin Says CBS Will Keep Stern

Although Howard Stern has complained on the air that he has not been offered a new contract by CBS despite the fact that his current one expires next month, CBS chief Mel Karmazin is saying that the company plans to re-sign him.

Karmazin, who backed Stern through a series of FCC squabbles when the shock-jock's shows were carried by Karmazin's Infinity Broadcasting, is quoted in today's (Tuesday) New York Post as saying, "Howard and I have been together too long, through too much, to have a parting of the ways."

Source: Studio Briefing