No. 1 Howard Stern (Radio Host): Infinity Broadcasting Corp. (Viacom)
Frustrated with his situation at Viacom’s Infinity Broadcasting Corp. and irritated by burgeoning FCC fines, Howard Stern left for satellite radio provider, Sirius Radio. Many are describing Stern’s move as the most important event in radio history. While Viacom does not release exact revenue figures for Stern’s morning program, industry analysts have estimated that the show grosses $175 million a year in advertising revenues and $25 million a year in profits. However, that number will be dwarfed should Stern successfully entice millions of terrestrial radio listeners to the new media frontier.