I can still remember the big hubbub that went on when Howard Stern moved from normal radio and took his show exclusively to satellite radio. The amount of money that Sirius paid Stern to make the move was obscene, but the payment surely resulted in hoards subscribers.
I am sure there were lots of Stern fans that were really bummed when they learned the Howard Stern show would not be broadcast on the XM App for Android devices. Apparently, Stern has come around to the idea and his show will come to the app after all.
What made the change for Stern is unknown, but I am sure it had to do with the massive amount of money the contract renewal Stern recently made came with. Stern fans now have good reason to continue paying for satellite radio.