Howard Stern

Radio personality, Celebrity

1954 –


Who is Howard Stern?

Howard Allan Stern is an American radio personality, television show host, author, actor, and photographer, whose radio show was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2005. He gained wide recognition in the 1990s and is labeled a "shock jock" for his outspoken and sometimes controversial style. Stern has been exclusive to SiriusXM, a subscription-based satellite radio service, since 2006. He has served as a judge on America's Got Talent since 2012.

Stern wished to pursue a radio career at the age of five. While at Boston University, he worked at the campus station WTBU before a brief stint at WNTN in Newton, Massachusetts. He developed his on-air personality when he landed positions at WRNW in Briarcliff Manor, WCCC in Hartford, Connecticut, and WWWW in Detroit, Michigan. In 1981 he paired with his current newscaster and co-host Robin Quivers at WWDC in Washington, D.C., before working afternoons at WNBC in New York City in 1982 until his sudden firing in 1985. He reemerged on WXRK that year, and became one of the country's most popular radio personalities during his 20-year tenure at the station. He became the most-fined radio host after the Federal Communications Commission issued fines totaling $2.5 million to station licensees for content it considered to be indecent. Stern won Billboard’s "Nationally Syndicated Air Personality of the Year" award eight times, and is one of the highest-paid figures in radio after signing a deal with Sirius worth $500 million in 2004. Stern was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2012.

Famous Quotes:

  • I always resented the label of 'shock jock' that the press came up with for me. Because I never intentionally set out to shock anybody.
  • Writing a book just might be the hardest thing I've ever done, besides trying to get laid in college.

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Jan 12, 1954
Jackson Heights
Also known as
  • Stern Howard
  • howard_stern
  • Stern, Howard
  • How
  • Howchie
  • King of All Media
  • The Howard
  • Howie
  • Tzvi
  • Howeird
  • Judaism
  • Jewish people
  • United States of America
  • Bachelor of Arts, Boston University
    ( - 1976)
  • Roosevelt High School
  • South Side High School
    ( - 1972)
  • Sirius Satellite Radio
    (2006/01/01 - )
  • Radio Talk Show Host, WNBC (AM)
    (1982/08/30 - 1985/09/30)
    (1978 - )
  • Radio Talk Show Host, WXRK
    (1985/11/18 - 2005/12/16)
  • WNTN
Lived in
  • Boston
  • Roosevelt
  • Manhattan
  • Queens
  • Rockville Centre
    (1969 - )
  • New York City

on July 23, 2013


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