Howard Stern

Radio Personality
Date Of Birth:
12 January 1954
Place Of Birth:
Jackson Heights, New York
Howard Stern's fondness for naughty talk and frank scatology helped his morning radio show become a nationwide hit in the 1990s. Stern got started in radio while at Boston University, worked as a deejay in various cities, and finally settled into a morning talk format in New York City, where his explicit brand of low-brow humor found a wider audience via national syndication. His autobiography Private Parts was published in 1993, followed by the 1995 book Miss America. Stern played himself in a feature film version of Private Parts in 1998. His widespread successes led to his self-proclaimed nickname of "King of All Media." Stern's controversial subject matter also led to multiple run-ins with the Federal Communications Commission, which has fined Stern and his corporate parents on several occasions. In 2004 he announced that he had signed a five-year, $500 million contract to take his radio show to Sirius Satellite Radio, a subscription-only network where he would be unaffected by FCC regulations. His final show on "terrestrial" broadcast radio was 16 December 2005, and his first Sirius show aired on 9 January 2006.
Extra Credit

Regulars on Stern’s show have included news sidekick Robin Quivers, “Stuttering John” Melendez, producer Gary “Baba Booey” Dell’Abate and Hank Nasiff (known as Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf); Nasiff died in 2001, and Melendez became Jay Leno‘s announcer on The Tonight Show in 2004… Stern married the former Alison Berns in 1978; the couple separated in 1999 and divorced in 2001. They have three daughters: Emily (b. 1984), Deborah (b. 1987) and Ashley Jade (b. 1993)… He married model Beth Ostrosky on 3 October 2008.

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