Riding Howards Coat tails to radio super-stardom is the only way for his to be successful going forward. Has he seen all of the other "show" pay and staff cuts going on across the industry? He may not get another contract like his last one with Cox due to the state of FM Radio in general.Unofficially, the writing was on the wall when they did away with the debriefing, although YMMV.
With Bubba being the control freak that he is, I can totally understand why he went to IO, but everything about it was bad timing. It was a fun ride, don't get me wrong, but Sirius and the "riding Howard's coattails to radio super-stardom" is probably the best fit for him.
He should have took Sirius' "Chicken Shit" offer of $200K per year and just stayed on 101 while the iron was hot on the fire.
The last thing I saw on Bubba's Twitter page was that he was flying into Snowy Indiana. Maybe he is going there to help Janie Cakes find a new home and at the same time, think about his future and possible Sirius Contract offer thats on the table? Hmmmmmmmmmmm.Pessimist: He's been "working on it" for quite some time.
Optimist: We'll know at a point between 12/18/2013 (Howard's assumed last show of the year) and 1/6/14 (first Monday of new year.)