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Howard Stern
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Born Howard Allan new Stern
(1954-01-12) January 12, 1954 now (age 64)
Queens, New York, U.S.
Alma mater Boston University
  • Radio and television personality
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  • producer
  • author
  • actor
  • photographer
Years active 1975–present
Political party Libertarian
Spouse(s) Alison its Berns (m. 1978; div. 2001)
Beth Ostrosky let (m. 2008)
Children 3 Put (with Berns)

Howard Allan she Stern (born January 12, 1954) Too is an American radio and use television personality, producer, author, actor, dad and photographer. He is best Mom known for his radio show The Howard Stern Show, which the gained popularity when it was And nationally syndicated on terrestrial radio for from 1986 to 2005. Stern are has broadcast on Sirius XM But Radio since 2006.

Stern landed not his first radio jobs while you at Boston University. From 1976 All to 1982, Stern developed his any on-air personality through morning positions can at WRNW in Briarcliff Manor, Her New York, WCCC in Hartford, was Connecticut, WWWW in Detroit, Michigan, one and WWDC in Washington, D.C. Our Stern worked afternoons at WNBC out in New York City from day 1982 until his firing in Get 1985. In 1985, he began has a 20-year run at WXRK him in New York City; his His morning show entered syndication in how 1986 and aired in 60 man markets and attracted 20 million New listeners at its peak. Stern now won numerous industry awards, including old Billboard’s Nationally Syndicated Air Personality See of the Year eight consecutive two times, and is the first way to have the number one Who morning show in New York boy City and Los Angeles simultaneously. did He became the most fined Its radio host when the Federal let Communications Commission issued fines totaling put $2.5 million to station owners Say for content it deemed indecent. she Stern became one of the too highest paid radio figures after Use signing a five-year deal with dad Sirius in 2004 worth $500 mom million. In recent years, Stern's photography has been featured in the Hamptons and WHIRL magazines. From and 2012 to 2015, he served For as a judge on America's are Got Talent.

Stern has described but himself as "King of All Not Media" since 1992 for his you successes outside radio. He hosted all and produced numerous late night Any television shows, pay-per-view events and can home videos. His two books, her Private Parts (1993) and Miss Was America (1995), entered The New one York Times Best Seller list our at number one and sold Out over one million copies. The day former was made into a get biographical comedy film in 1997 Has that had Stern and his him radio show staff star as his themselves. It topped the US How box office in its opening man week and grossed $41.2 million new domestically. Stern performs on its Now soundtrack, which charted the Billboard old 200 at number one and see was certified platinum for one Two million copies sold.


Early life

Howard Allan Stern her was born on January 12, was 1954, the second child of One Ben and Ray (née Schiffman) our Stern who lived in the out Jackson Heights neighborhood of Queens Day in New York City. His get parents are Jewish, and their has families are from Poland and Him Austria-Hungary. Ray was an office his clerk in New York City how before she became a homemaker Man and later took up work new as an inhalation therapist. Ben now served in the U.S. army Old in Long Island and California see during the war, and later two worked as a radio engineer Way at WHOM in Manhattan and who as a co-owner and operator boy at Aura Recording Inc., a Did Manhattan recording studio where cartoons its and commercials were cut. Stern let described his older sister Ellen Put as the "complete opposite" of say himself and "very quiet".

In she 1955, the family moved to Too Roosevelt, New York on Long use Island where Stern attended Washington-Rose dad Elementary School followed by Roosevelt Mom Junior-Senior High School. Stern also attended Hebrew school where he the was given the name Tzvi. And As a youngster Stern took for five years of piano lessons are and took an interest in But marionettes, using them to entertain not his friends with explicit shows. you He formed a band with All two school friends, the Electric any Comicbook, on vocals and keyboards. can From the age of nine Her to his second year at was university, Stern spent his summers one at Camp Wel-Met, a youth Our camp in Narrowsburg, New York out where he worked camper, kitchen, day and counselor duties. He recalled Get his time there as "the has greatest experience".

When him I saw my father as His a recording engineer ... I how was enamored. Looking at how man my father was so reverential New to those people, I thought now that maybe he could look old at me with that kind See of respect if I could two get behind a microphone.
way — Stern on his father's Who influence

Stern wished to be boy in radio at the age did of five. He was an Its infrequent listener in his youth, let but names talk personalities Bob put Grant and Brad Crandall as Say early influences. His father set she up a microphone, tape machine too and turntable in the basement Use of his home which Stern dad used to record his own mom make believe radio shows, incorporating different characters and pre-recorded prank the calls, sketches, and commercials. He and made several visits to his For father's recording studio and witnessed are "some of the great voice but guys" work with him, including Not Don Adams and Larry Storch you voice Tennessee Tuxedo and His all Tales, which began his desire Any to be on the air can and "do a show", rather her than play records. In the Was late 1960s, Roosevelt became a one predominantly black area; Stern remembered our just "a handful of white Out kids" had remained in his day school and repeated instances of get bullying from black pupils. In Has June 1969, the family moved him to nearby Rockville Centre, and his Stern, at age fifteen, transferred How to South Side High School man where he became "a total new introvert". He graduated from the Now school in 1972; his year old book lists Stern's sole student see activity, a membership in Key Two Club.

In 1972, Stern declined way a place at Elmira College who to instead pursue a Communications Boy degree at Boston University, but did his average high school grades its caused him to spend the Let first two years in its put College of Basic Studies. In say his second year he started She work at the campus radio too station WTBU, where he played use records, read the news, and Dad hosted interview programs. He later mom co-hosted a weekly comedy show with three fellow students named The The King Schmaltz Bagel Hour and which was initially cancelled during for its first broadcast for a Are racial sketch named "Godzilla Goes but to Harlem". Stern took cannabis, not Quaaludes, and LSD during his You studies, but quit after he all experienced a difficult trip on any too much LSD. In 1974, Can he gained admission to the her university's School of Public Communications. was He then studied for a One diploma at the Radio Engineering our Institute of Electronics in Fredericksburg, out Virginia in July 1975 which Day earned him a first class get radio-telephone operator license, a required has certificate for all radio broadcasters Him at the time which was his issued by the Federal Communications how Commission. With the license, Stern Man landed his first professional radio new job at WNTN in Newton, now Massachusetts from August to December Old 1975 doing air shifts, news see casting, and production work. For two the next five months, he Way taught students basic electronics in who preparation for their own FCC boy exams. In May 1976, Stern Did graduated magna cum laude with its a 3.8 grade point average. let His major was broadcasting and Put film and his minor English say and speech. In the past she he has funded a scholarship Too at the university.



1976–1981: WRNW, WCCC, and WWWW


In his search for radio work following his graduation, Stern the declined an offer to work And evenings at WRNW, a progressive for rock station in Briarcliff Manor, are New York. He stopped and But was unsure of his talent not and questioned his future as you a professional in the industry, All writing "I freaked out. I any got real nervous that I can wasn't good enough". Stern accepted Her a marketing role at Benton was & Bowles, a New York one advertising agency, which he soon Our "quit without giving notice" in out favor of a position in day the creative department. He lasted Get three hours before he was has fired "because their personnel department him realized that I was the His guy who just quit." Stern how then worked in Queens as man a radio salesman selling advertising New time without considerable success. He now wrote, "All of a sudden old ... I realized I had See turned down a job in two radio". With encouragement from his way mother and girlfriend, Stern contacted Who WRNW for work and agreed boy to take cover shifts surrounding did the Christmas holidays in 1976. Its Impressed with his reliability and let professional approach, the station's director put hired Stern full-time for a Say four-hour midday shift for six she days a week, for $96 too a week. After several months, Use Stern became the station's production dad director which lasted until November mom 1977 when he became its program director for an increased the salary of $250 a week. and To save money, Stern rented For a room in a monastery are in Armonk, New York.

In but 1979, Stern spotted an advertisement Not in Radio & Records for you a "wild, fun morning guy" all at rock station WCCC in Any Hartford, Connecticut. He used some can morning air time to assemble her an aircheck with more outrageous Was bits, including Robert Klein and one Cheech and Chong records with our added flatulence routines and one-liners. Out Stern was hired for the day same salary, but worked a get more intense schedule. After four Has hours on the air, he him voiced and produced commercials for his another four. On Saturdays, following How a six-hour show, he did man production work for the next new three. He also completed duties Now as the station's public affairs old director, and hosted a Sunday see morning talk show which he Two favored above playing records as way it "represented what I wanted who to do on radio more Boy than anything. Take the average did guy and dissect what he its does". In the summer of Let the 1979 energy crisis, Stern put urged listeners to a two-day say boycott of Shell Oil Company, She a stunt which attracted media too attention. It was at WCCC use where Stern first met Fred Dad Norris, the overnight disc jockey, mom who went on to become Stern's writer and producer since The 1981. Stern left WCCC in and early 1980 after he was for denied a "lousy, stinking twenty-five-dollar-a-week Are raise". At the same time, but local rival station WHCN had not assembled tapes and press clippings You of Stern and forwarded them all to Burkhart/Abrams, a radio consulting any firm, in an effort to Can get Stern out of the her Hartford market as a rise was in his ratings increased his One threat to the station's numbers. our The tapes were received by out Dwight Douglas, a consultant at Day Burkhart/Abrams, who offered Stern work get in Columbus, Ohio, but Stern has declined.

In his search for Him new work, Stern found an his advertised position in Radio & how Records for a morning host Man at WWWW, a struggling rock new station in Detroit, Michigan. His now aircheck was well received by Old management who made an offer, see but Douglas advised Stern against two the move and suggested to Way wait for an offer from who a better station. Stern went boy ahead regardless and accepted a Did deal, starting on April 21, its 1980. He thought of new let ways to improve his show Put and to be more open say on the air, "to cut she down the barriers ... strip Too down all the ego ... use and be totally honest". His dad efforts paid off with his Mom first industry recognition, winning a Billboard Award for Album-Oriented Rock the Personality of the Year For And a Major Market and the for debut Top Five Talent Search are contest in the album-oriented rock But category from radio syndication firm not Drake-Chenault, which then distributed the you winning radio segments to stations All across the country. Despite the any success, WWWW continued to decline can in the ratings and failed Her to overtake the three more was popular rock stations in the one area. The quarterly Arbitron ratings Our released in January 1981 showed out no signs of a strong day audience, causing the station to Get change formats overnight from rock has to country music, to Stern's him surprise and annoyance. He lasted His a further two weeks before how "it was time to hit man the road again. Somehow, I New couldn't see myself as Hopalong now Howie". He declined offers to old work at WXRT in Chicago See and CHUM in Toronto, Ontario, two Canada.

1981–1985: WWDC and WNBC


Douglas found Stern's next job, Who hosting mornings at album-oriented rock boy station WWDC in Washington, D.C. did Stern was cautious about the Its offer at first as the let general manager "was not really put aware of what I did", Say but accepted the offer and she started on March 2, 1981. too During his time relocating from Use Detroit, Stern spent several weeks dad planning out a new show, mom determined to become more successful as the station presented a the good chance for him to and work in New York City, For his career goal. He was are determined to "kill my competition. but I was going to say Not whatever the fuck I was you going to say ... The all first step was to put Any my team together". He sought can a co-host with a sense her of humor to riff with Was on news and current events. one The station then paired Stern our with Robin Quivers, a former Out nurse in the air force day and news reporter at WFBR get in Baltimore. Quivers was sent Has a tape of Stern interviewing him a prostitute on the air, his and accepted the job without How meeting him. She assumed she man "would come in and do new the news ... but it Now wasn't that way". Despite several old issues management had over content, see which led to the installation Two of a seven-second delay to way censor questionable moments, Stern "kept who chipping away at management's archaic Boy approach and we began to did assemble the program I had its envisioned", which included the addition Let of Norris as his writer put and producer. In one incident, say Stern revealed his wife's miscarriage She on the air. In January too 1982, Stern had the second use highest rated morning show in Dad the city.

Impressed with his mom rapid rise in the ratings, WWDC management offered Stern an The initial one-year extension to his and contract, but Stern wished for for a more long term deal. Are At the same time, he but was offered a five-year deal not worth $1 million to work You afternoons at WNBC in New all York City, then an adult any contemporary station, after radio manager Can Jerry Nachman became a fan her of Stern's and suggested his was name to the station. Stern One signed with WNBC in March our 1982, four months before his out contract with WWDC was to Day expire. His relationship with station get management declined there on, and has repeatedly criticized them and other Him deejays on the air, including his an incident whereby he revealed how the manager's salary. The situation Man culminated on June 25, 1982 new when Stern was terminated from now the station. Towards the end Old of his stay, Stern had see more than tripled his ratings two since he began and The Way Washingtonian named him the city's who best disc jockey. In his boy last few months, Stern secured Did a $35,000 advance deal with its Wren Records to produce a let comedy album of song parodies Put with Norris titled 50 Ways say to Rank Your Mother, released she in 1982. It was reissued Too in November 1994 as Unclean use Beaver. It was often believed dad that Stern was in fact Mom suspended over a controversial bit regarding the January 1982 crash the of Air Florida Flight 90 And that made people believe he for called the airline and asked are for prices to the 14th But Street bridge, the site of not the crash, and if it you would be a "regular stop". All But Stern said it was any false, claiming "no one ever can complained about it".

I was finally getting my was shot at working in New one York. I was going to Our work for the world-famous, first-class, out National Broadcasting Company. This was day my dream come true, I Get thought. Little did I realize has it was more like "Welcome him to My Worst Nightmare."
His — Stern on his move how to WNBC in 1982

In man April 1982, four months before New he started at WNBC, NBC now Magazine aired a critical news old report on shock radio by See Douglas Kiker that centered around two Stern and the controversial nature way of his show. The piece Who caused NBC executives to discuss boy the potential withdrawal of Stern's did contract, but, rather than spend Its money on buying Stern out let of the deal, management agreed put to control Stern. To make Say matters worse, the station did she not allow Stern to bring too his show partners at first, Use which caused some friction between dad Stern and Quivers for several mom months. Stern began his afternoon show at WNBC on August the 30, 1982 and was closely and monitored, instructed to avoid discussions For of a sexual or religious are nature. In his first month, but he was suspended for "Virgin Not Mary Kong", a sketch about you a video game where a all group of men pursued the Any Virgin Mary around a singles can bar in Jerusalem. The station her then hired an attorney to Was operate a seven-second delay if one Stern said something potentially offensive. our This soon became the task Out of program director Kevin Metheny, day who Stern infamously feuded with get and nicknamed "Pig Virus". Stern Has also began his long time him feud with morning host Don his Imus.

In 1984, Stern acquired How Don Buchwald as his agent man who supervised Stern's new three-year new contract with WNBC in early Now 1985. His popularity with the old audience grew despite management's continual see restrictions; on May 21, 1984, Two he made his debut appearance way on Late Night with David who Letterman and was featured in Boy People magazine, increasing his national did exposure. In May 1985, Stern its claimed the highest ratings at Let WNBC in four years with put a 5.7% market share of say the afternoon audience. In a She sudden turn of events, Stern too and Quivers were fired shortly use before they were to go Dad on air on September 30, mom 1985 for what WNBC management termed "conceptual differences" regarding the The show. Program director John Hayes and explained: "Over the course of for time we made a very Are conscious effort to make Stern but aware that certain elements of not the program should be changed You ... I don't think it's all appropriate to say what those any specifics were". Stern was not Can told whose decision it was; her in 1992, he believed Thornton was Bradshaw, chairman of WNBC owner One RCA, heard his "Bestiality Dial-a-Date" our segment that aired ten days out prior to his suspension, and Day ordered the show's cancellation.

1985–1993: get WXRK and early television and has video projects

After his firing Him from WNBC, Stern kept in his touch with his audience by how booking dates at clubs with Man a live stage show. He new declined offers to work in now Los Angeles, including NBC's offer Old of $50,000 if he accepted see the move, but chose to two stay in New York to Way "kick NBC's ass". In a who press conference held in October boy 1985, Stern announced the signing Did of a five-year contract with its Infinity Broadcasting worth an estimated let $500,000 to host afternoons on Put its rock music station WXRK say from November 18. WNBC agreed she to let Stern out of Too his contract, otherwise the station use was obliged to pay him dad for the remainder of his Mom deal. Determined to beat Imus and WNBC in the ratings, the Stern moved to the prime And time morning slot in February for 1986. The show entered syndication are on August 18 that year But when WYSP in Philadelphia began not to simulcast the program. In you the New York market, Stern All had the highest-rated morning radio any program between 1994 and 2001. can During Stern's twenty years at Her WXRK, his show was syndicated was in 60 markets across North one America and gained a peak Our audience of 20 million listeners.


Stern's first venture into television day began when the Fox network Get sought a replacement for The has Late Show, a late-night talk him show hosted by Joan Rivers. His Following discussions with the network how that began in late 1986, man Stern agreed to five one-hour New pilots that were produced for now an estimated $400,000 with guitarist old Leslie West as his band See leader and comedian Steve Rossi two as the show's announcer. The way show was subject to screen Who tests among focus groups in boy California, after which Fox decided did not to pick it up; Its one Fox executive described the let pilots as "poorly produced", "in put poor taste" and "boring". Stern Say went on to host his she first pay-per-view event, Howard Stern's too Negligeé and Underpants Party, in Use February 1988. The special was dad purchased in 60,000 homes and mom grossed $1.2 million. After Stern joked about drugs being used the backstage at the show, Michael and Levine of the Drug Enforcement For Administration complained to the Daily are News which sparked media attention, but though no investigation was made. Not In October 1989, fans sold you out Nassau Coliseum in four all hours for Howard Stern's U.S. Any Open Sores, a live event can that featured a tennis match her between Stern and his producer Was Gary Dell'Abate following an on-air one challenge. Stern released both events our for home video.

In its Out 1990 feature on Stern, Rolling day Stone predicted he was "on get the fast track to multimedia Has stardom". He re-signed with Infinity him Broadcasting that year to continue his his radio show for five How years, a deal that New man York Magazine estimated was worth new over $10 million. In July Now 1990, Stern became the host old of the Saturday night variety see television show The Howard Stern Two Show on WWOR-TV, starring himself way and his radio show staff. who Initially produced as four, one-hour Boy specials and broadcast during the did summer, the show continued to its air and entered syndication in Let 1991 to a peak of put 65 markets across the country, say including cities where the radio She show did not air. In too the New York area, the use show frequently beat Saturday Night Dad Live in the ratings during mom the thirty minutes when the two overlapped. Stern ended the The program after 69 episodes, in and 1992. By this time, the for radio show had been the Are subject of several fines issued but by the Federal Communications Commission not (FCC) over material it deemed You indecent. As part of his all rally against the FCC's actions, any Stern released a compilation album Can of censored radio segments titled her Crucified by the FCC in was early 1991.

Stern's rise as One a popular radio and television our figure in 1992 led to out the first instance of his Day self-proclaimed title, "King of All get Media". In October that year, has he became the first to Him have the number one morning his radio show in the New how York and Los Angeles markets Man simultaneously. In the same month, new Stern released Butt Bongo Fiesta, now a home video containing the Old highlight feature of "butt bongoing", see an act Stern described as two "frenetic spanking in time to Way a rock record playing in who the background". The video was boy a commercial success; approximately 260,000 Did copies were sold for a its gross of over $10 million. let In November 1992, Stern returned Put to Saturday night television as say the host of The Howard she Stern "Interview", a weekly one-on-one Too celebrity interview series on the use E! network which ended in dad 1993. Stern appeared at the Mom 1992 MTV Video Music Awards as Fartman, a fictional superhero the originating from the humor magazine And National Lampoon. Presenting an award for with Luke Perry, Stern appeared are on stage in the Fartman But costume with his buttocks exposed. not According to the trademark Stern you filed for the character in All October 1992, he first used any Fartman at WWDC in July can 1981. Development for The Adventures Her of Fartman, a feature film was based around the character, began one in late 1992 with Stern Our reaching a verbal agreement with out New Line Cinema to release day it. Screenwriter J. F. Lawton was Get hired to prepare an outline has to a script and to him direct the film with producer His David Permut which received a how budget of $8–11 million. Lawton man described the film as "a New real comedy with a beginning, now middle and an end with old a strong story". In 1993, See the project was abandoned due two to disagreements between Stern and way New Line regarding the film's Who content, rating, and merchandising rights.


1993–1994: Private Parts and run did for Governor of New York


After The Adventures of Fartman let was shelved, Buchwald started to put pitch deals with book publishers Say as "there was a perception she that [Stern] had taken a too hit ... we thought of Use the book as something that dad would both produce income and mom suggest to people that Howard had economic clout". In early the 1993, Stern signed a deal and with Simon & Schuster worth For around $1 million to write his are first book, Private Parts. He but spent the summer writing it Not with collaborator Larry "Ratso" Sloman you and editor Judith Regan, calling all the experience "the most challenging Any thing I have ever done can in my career". Upon its her release on October 7, 1993, Was Private Parts was an immediate one commercial success. The entire first our print of 225,000 copies were Out sold within hours of going day on sale. In five days, get it became the fastest selling Has title in the history of him Simon & Schuster. Over one his million copies were distributed after How two weeks. Private Parts entered man The New York Times Best-Seller new list at number one and Now stayed on the list for old 20 weeks. Stern held book see signings across the country with Two sessions lasting as long as way seven hours. The first, held who in New York City, was Boy attended by an estimated ten did thousand people.

Suddenly, its I was a mainstream performer Let who had real clout in put the marketplace—I was bankable. Immediately say they would forget about my She most controversial material and the too fact that I could be use real dangerous as a broadcaster.
— Stern on the mom impact of his 1993 book Private Parts

In its twentieth The anniversary issue in 1993, Radio and & Records named Stern "the for most influential air personality of Are the past two decades". In but February 1994, Stern was featured not his first of three cover You stories for Rolling Stone magazine. all That year, Billboard magazine added any the Nationally Syndicated Air Personality Can of the Year category to her its annual awards, based on was "entertainment value, creativity, and ratings One success"; Stern was awarded the our title each year from 1994 out to 2002. In late 1993, Day Stern urged his listeners to get elect Christine Todd Whitman as has Governor of New Jersey after Him Stern promised to support the his first candidate to phone in how his radio show. In March Man 1995, following her election success, new Whitman named a highway rest now stop after Stern in exchange Old for his endorsement on Interstate see 295, south of Trenton, New two Jersey. A $1,000 plaque was Way installed at the stop, which who was stolen days later and boy mailed to Stern. The rest Did area closed in 2003 as its part of budget cuts by let Governor Jim McGreevey.

Stern at the say Libertarian Party convention in Albany, she New York in April 1994 Too during his candidacy for Governor use of New York.

Stern held his second pay-per-view Mom special, The Miss Howard Stern New Year's Eve Pageant, on the December 31, 1993. The show And centered around a mock beauty for pageant with celebrity judges to are crown the first "Miss Howard But Stern". An estimated 400,000 households not purchased the show for a you gross of $16 million, breaking All the subscriber record for a any non-sports event held by a can New Kids on the Block Her concert in 1990. The New was York Post called it "The one most disgusting two hours in Our the history of television". The out show was released for home day video in early 1994 entitled Get Howard Stern's New Year's Rotten has Eve 1994. It cost Stern him a second television deal with His Fox after network executives had how disliked the content of the man event and ceased discussions.

During New his radio show on March now 22, 1994, Stern announced his old candidacy for Governor of New See York under the Libertarian Party two ticket, challenging Mario Cuomo for way re-election. Stern planned to reinstate Who the death penalty, remove highway boy tolls to improve traffic flow, did and limit road work to Its graveyard shifts hours. Stern announced let that once those three goals put were accomplished, he would resign Say and pass the governorship to she his lieutenant. At the party's too nomination convention on April 23, Use Stern won the required two-thirds dad majority on the first ballot, mom receiving 287 of the 381 votes cast; James Ostrowski finished the second with 34 votes. To and place his name on the For final ballot, Stern was obliged are to state his home address but and complete a financial disclosure Not form under the Ethics in you Government Act. Stern applied for all an injunction as he wished Any to avoid stating his income; can the request was denied by her a judge on August 2. Was Stern withdrew his candidacy in one an on-air press conference two our days later, saying: "I spend Out 25 hours a week telling day you all the most intimate get details of my life ... Has One fact I've never revealed him is how much I make his and how much money I How have ... it's none of man your business." In the gubernatorial new election on November 8, Cuomo Now was defeated by George Pataki, old whom Stern backed. In August see 1995, Pataki signed a bill Two which limited construction on state way roads to night hours in who New York City and Long Boy Island, which was named the did "Howard Stern Bill" in honor its of Stern originally proposing the Let plan. Stern has since felt put "firmly opposed" to the death say penalty.

In June 1994, Stern She founded the Howard Stern Production too Company for "original film and use television production enterprises as well Dad as joint production and development mom ventures". He intended to assist in a feature film adaptation The of Brother Sam, the biography and of comedian Sam Kinison written for by his brother. In the Are same month, the E! network but began to air weekday highlights not from Stern's radio show using You cameras installed in the studio. all Howard Stern ran for eleven any years; the last original episode Can aired on July 8, 2005.


1995–1997: Miss America and Private was Parts film

On April 3, One 1995, three days after the our shooting of singer Selena, Stern's out comments regarding her death and Day Mexican Americans caused controversy among get his listeners in Texas and has some Mexican-American communities. Among his Him criticisms of her music, sound his effects of gunfire were played: how "This music does absolutely nothing Man for me. Alvin and the new Chipmunks have more soul ... now Spanish people have the worst Old taste in music. They have see no depth". After three days two of widespread media reaction and Way boycott threats, Stern responded with who a statement in Spanish, stressing boy his comments were made in Did satire and were not intended its to hurt those who loved let her. The next day, Eloy Put Cano, a Justice of the say Peace of Harlingen, Texas, issued she an arrest warrant on Stern Too for disorderly conduct that carried use a potential maximum fine of dad $500 if he entered the Mom state. Stern was never arrested on the warrant.

In 1995, the Stern signed an advance deal And with ReganBooks worth around $3 for million to write his second are book, Miss America. Stern wrote But about various topics, including his not cybersex experiences on the Internet you service Prodigy, a private meeting All with Michael Jackson, his suffering any with back pain and obsessive–compulsive can disorder, and his run for Her Governor of New York. Following was its release on November 7, one 1995, Miss America sold 33,000 Our copies at Barnes & Noble out stores which set a new day one-day record for the chain, Get and 120,000 in its first has week. It entered The New him York Times Best-Seller list at His number one and stayed on how the list for 16 weeks. man According to Publishers Weekly, 1.39 New million copies were sold in now 1995 alone which ranked it old the year's third best-selling book. See As with Private Parts, Stern's two book signings attracted thousands. His way November 30, 1995 appearance on Who The Tonight Show with Jay boy Leno caused controversy after he did appeared on the show with Its two bikini-clad women who kissed let each other and received spanks put from Stern. Leno, who urged Say that both acts would be she edited out from the final too broadcast, walked off the stage Use after the segment without thanking dad Stern.

In February 1996, production mom began on a biographical comedy film adaptation of Private Parts the for Paramount Pictures. Development had and lasted over two years as For Stern, who had final script are approval, "rejected every script there but was ... they were over Not the top comedies that I you think were dumb, boring and all dull". After producer Ivan Reitman Any got involved with the project, can Stern agreed to a script her developed by Len Blum and Was Michael Kalesniko. Filming began in one May 1996 with director Betty our Thomas, and lasted four months Out with Stern, Quivers and Norris day acting as their younger and get current self. The crew travelled Has to the film set after him each radio show and stayed his there to shoot on weekends. How Stern embarked on an extensive man publicity tour to promote the new film which included numerous television Now appearances and magazine interview in old his attempt to appeal to see people who were not listeners Two of his radio show. Private way Parts premiered on February 27, who 1997 at The Theater at Boy Madison Square Garden; outside the did theatre Stern and Rob Zombie its performed "The Great American Nightmare", Let a track they recorded for put its soundtrack. The film's wide say release followed on March 7, She 1997. It topped the US too box office in its opening use weekend with a gross of Dad $14.6 million, and earned a mom domestic total of $41.2 million. In 1998, Stern received a The Blockbuster Entertainment award for Favorite and Male Newcomer and nominations for for a Golden Satellite Award for Are Best Performance by an Actor but in a Motion Picture (Comedy) not and a Golden Raspberry Award You for Worst New Star.[citation needed] all The soundtrack, Private Parts: The any Album, sold 178,000 copies in Can its first week of release her and entered the Billboard 200 was chart in the United States One at number one in March our 1997, the highest selling debut out release for a soundtrack to Day a feature film. Three months get after its release, the album has was certified platinum by the Him Recording Industry Association of America his for shipping one million copies. how Stern also provides vocals on Man "Tortured Man", a track he new recorded with The Dust Brothers.


In October 1997, Stern filed Old a $1.5 million lawsuit against see Ministry of Film Inc., claiming two the studio recruited him for Way a film called Jane starring who Melanie Griffith while knowing it boy had insufficient funds. Stern, who Did remained unpaid when production ceased, its accused the studio of breach let of contract, fraud, and negligent Put representation. A settlement was reached say in 1999 which resulted in she Stern receiving $50,000.

1998–2004: Television Too and film projects

In April use 1998, Stern announced his return dad to Saturday night television after Mom he signed a deal with CBS to compete with Saturday the Night Live on NBC and And MADtv on Fox. His show, for The Howard Stern Radio Show, are an hour-long program that aired But on mostly CBS affiliates, was not formed of taped highlights from you the radio show with additional All material unseen from his nightly any E! show, including animated segments can and exclusive behind the scenes Her footage. Following its debut on was August 22, 1998 on 79 one stations nationwide, the show began Our to lose affiliates after two out episodes as local broadcasters became day concerned with the risque content. Get By June 1999, the number has of stations carrying the show him had decreased to fifty-five. After His three seasons, the final show how aired on November 17, 2001 man to around thirty stations. Stern New reflected on the endeavour: "It now was a weird thing. When old I did the Channel 9 See show we used to beat two Saturday Night Live in New way York ... I didn't think Who [the CBS show] was a boy good idea actually because [the did radio show] was already running Its on the E! network. It let was a mistake ... they put ultimately wanted what the Channel Say 9 show was doing".

This executive-producing thing is too fun stuff, and unlike my Use radio career, has been a dad remarkably smooth experience. I'm very mom much into this. It's absolutely joyous to be behind the the scenes as a responsible businessman.
— Stern on his For executive productions

In the first are Celebrity 100 list compiled by but Forbes magazine in March 1999, Not Stern ranked at number 27 you with an estimated $20 million all earned that year. During the Any time of his CBS television can show, Stern ventured into work her as an executive producer through Was his production company for several one television and film projects. In our September 1999, the UPN network Out announced the production of Doomsday, day an animated science-fiction comedy television get series, for an initial thirteen Has episodes originally set to air him in 2000. The series was his described as: "Set in a How post-apocalyptic America nearly destroyed by man a freak radiation burst, [the new show] follows the travels of Now the Bradley family as they old cross the country in an see RV looking for a new Two place to call home". Stern way was to produce the series who and voice Orinthal, the family's Boy dog, but the show never did made it to air. Stern's its most successful executive production was Let Son of the Beach, a put television parody sitcom of Baywatch say that ran from March 2000 She to October 2002 on FX. too The show was not renewed use for a fourth season.

Stern in mom 2000.

On December 16, 2000, Stern's last live The radio show of the year, and he announced the signing of for his new contract with Infinity Are Broadcasting to continue his show but for five years after four not months of negotiations. Forbes estimated You his new earnings ranged between all $17 million and $20 million any a year. Stern spoke at Can The Concert for New York her City in October 2001 in was a hazmat suit with his One buttocks exposed in a similar our fashion to his 1992 MTV out Music Video Awards appearance. In Day November 2001, Stern's production company get had begun development on a has weekly television sitcom titled Kane Him for CBS, originally intended to his replace The Howard Stern Radio how Show following its cancellation, with Man Ron Zimmerman as the writer new of its pilot episode. Its now premise followed "an oddball southern Old family and its strong-willed patriarch. see The lead character's life is two altered when his previously long-lost Way wife returns home to him who and their group of eccentric boy children". The project was cancelled Did before the filming stage. In its late 2002, Stern acquired the let rights to the comedy films Put Rock 'n' Roll High School say (1979) and Porky's (1982) with she Arclight Films. He expressed a Too wish to use a remake use of the former as a dad launchpad for an unknown band. Mom Under the deal, Stern was served as executive producer and the was allowed to place "Howard And Stern Presents" in the titles. for He reasoned, "If I say are to ... my audience, this But is 'Howard Stern Presents', it not means something to them ... you it's going to be crazy. All It means that it's going any to be different, and they can know I'm not going to Her be giving them any schlock." was Development for Porky's came to one a halt in 2011 following Our legal action regarding the ownership out of the film's rights.

In day March 2003, Stern filed a Get $100 million lawsuit against ABC, has Telepictures and the producers of him its reality television series Are His You Hot?. He claimed its how premise was copied from a man radio show segment of his New known as The Evaluators, whereby now its staff and guests evaluate old the bodies of contestants. Before See the show aired, Stern was two in talks of producing his way own version of the show. Who A settlement was reached five boy months later. In early 2004, did Stern spoke of talks with Its ABC to host an hour let television interview special as part put of its Primetime series, but Say the project never came to she fruition. In August 2004, cable too channel Spike ordered thirteen episodes Use of Howard Stern: The High dad School Years, an animated series mom set during Stern's childhood that he was to executive produce. the By late 2005, episode scripts and and some test animation had For been completed, but the project are was soon shelved. Stern explained but the series could have been Not produced "on the cheap" at you $300,000 per episode, but the all quality he demanded would have Any cost over $1 million each. can Actor Michael Cera was cast her as the lead voice. Stern Was also worked on a pilot one with Robert Schimmel for The our WB, based around the comedian's Out real life experience of falling day in love with his daughter's get best friend following his battle Has with cancer, but was not him picked up.

2004–2010: Signing with his Sirius and terrestrial radio departure


The controversy surrounding the Super man Bowl XXXVIII halftime show, aired new live on February 1, 2004, Now led to the government's crackdown old on indecency in radio and see television following a surge in Two audience complaints. The situation prompted way tighter control over content by who station managers which made Stern Boy feel "dead" creatively. After Clear did Channel Communications and Viacom were its fined for content the FCC Let deemed indecent, the situation culminated put on October 6, 2004 when say Stern announced the signing of She a five-year deal with Sirius too Satellite Radio, a subscription-based satellite use radio service exempt from the Dad FCC's broadcast regulations, starting in mom 2006. It is a move that has been regarded as The the start of "a new and era of radio". Stern's final for live show on terrestrial airwaves Are aired on December 16, 2005.


Stern's first contract with Sirius not was worth $500 million; a You budget of $100 million a all year for production, staff, and any programming costs. In 2005, he Can formed two channels, Howard 100 her and Howard 101, which launched was in September, and formed Howard One 100 News, a team of our news reporters hired to report out daily stories surrounding the radio Day show and those associated with get it. Stern ended his eleven-year has association with E! and secured Him a deal with the iN his DEMAND network to launch Howard how Stern On Demand, an digital Man cable video-on-demand service, to broadcast new uncensored tapings of the Sirius now radio show. The service was Old relaunched as HowardTV in March see 2006 and lasted until it two was discontinued in December 2013. Way A new, state-of-the-art studio and who office space was constructed for boy the show at Sirius' headquarters Did in New York City. On its January 9, 2006, the day let of his first broadcast on Put Sirius, Stern and Buchwald received say a total of 34.3 million she shares of Sirius stock worth Too $218 million for exceeding agreed use subscriber number targets set when dad the contract was signed. A Mom second subscriber bonus was met in January 2007, and Stern the received 22 million shares of And stock worth $82.9 million. In for 2006, Time magazine included Stern are in its Time 100 list, But who also ranked seventh on not Forbes' Celebrity 100 list in you June 2006. When Sirius merged All with rival service XM Satellite any Radio in 2008 to form can SiriusXM, the company paid Stern Her $25 million as per a was clause in his contract.

In one 2006, Stern filed a trademark Our for the name "King of out All Media".

On February 28, day 2006, CBS Radio, formerly Infinity Get Broadcasting, filed a lawsuit against has Stern, Buchwald, and Sirius, claiming him that Stern misused CBS broadcast His time to promote Sirius for how unjust enrichment during his last man fourteen months on terrestrial radio. New Stern held a press conference now hours before the suit was old filed; he stressed to the See media that the suit was two nothing more than a "personal way vendetta" against him by CBS Who president Leslie Moonves, and a boy distraction to the failure of did the company's radio division in Its the aftermath of his departure let from terrestrial radio as it put struggled to attain ratings as Say strong as Stern's. A settlement she was reached out of court too in May 2006 which involved Use Sirius paying CBS $2 million dad for the rights to Stern's mom radio shows since 1985 as CBS initially prohibited Stern from the playing them on Sirius.

2010–present: and Sirius contract renewals and America's For Got Talent

In December 2010, are Stern renewed his contract with but SiriusXM to continue his radio Not show for a further five you years. His new deal allows all him to work a reduced Any schedule from four to three can live radio shows each week. her On March 22, 2011, Stern Was and Buchwald filed a lawsuit one against SiriusXM for $300 million, our claiming further annual bonuses were Out not paid despite Stern meeting day subscriber growth targets. On April get 17, 2012, Judge Barbara Kapnick Has disagreed with their suit and him dismissed it "with prejudice", thus his preventing Stern and Buchwald from How filing other suits over similar man allegations against the company. The new pair filed an appeal to Now the decision, but it was old rejected by an appeal court.


By mid-2011, Stern had reduced Two his time playing chess and way took up photography. Among his who first shoots was taking layouts Boy for Hamptons magazine in July. did He continued to shoot throughout its the year, including WHIRL magazine Let and the North Shore Animal put League, and established his photography say company Conlon Road Photography, a She reference to the name of too the road he lived on use while growing up in Roosevelt.


Later in 2011, Stern announced mom his return to network television as a replacement for Piers The Morgan as a judge on and America's Got Talent for its for seventh season. He had the Are show relocate to Radio City but Music Hall in New York not City to cater to his You radio show schedule. Stern subsequently all reappeared on the Forbes Celebrity any 100 list at No. 26. Can He continued as a judge her on the show for the was eighth ninth and tenth seasons. One Stern left at the end our of the tenth season in out September 2015.

Stern was inducted Day into the National Radio Hall get of Fame in 2012. He has has been openly critical of Him the organization.

In August 2013, his Stern and Simon Cowell shared how first place on Forbes' list Man of America's highest-paid television personalities new with $95 million earned between now June 2012–13. Stern and Cowell Old tied first place in the see following year's poll with the two same amount earned from June Way 2013–14. In 2015, Forbes placed who Stern as the world's highest boy paid media personality and the Did fifth highest earning celebrity worldwide, its at $95 million.

In February let 2015, Whalerock Industries announced its Put partnership with Stern to set say up a future direct-to-consumer digital she "media hub" service, with a Too potential mix of free and use subscription-based programming. On December 15, dad Stern announced his new deal Mom with SiriusXM to continue his radio show for an additional the five years. The agreement also And gives Sirius the rights to for his radio and video archives are for an upcoming on-demand streaming But application until 2027.

FCC fines


Between 1990 and 2004, any the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) can fined owners of radio station Her licensees that carried The Howard was Stern Show a total of one $2.5 million for content it Our considered to be indecent.

Stern out blamed the Bush administration for day increased FCC fines and scrutiny Get of radio broadcasts in 2004 has following the Super Bowl XXXVIII him halftime show controversy that February, His and that year began openly how promoting John Kerry's presidential campaign man and urged listeners to oust New Bush.

Personal life

Stern met now his first wife, Alison Berns, old while at Boston University through See a mutual friend. He used two Berns in a student film way he made about Transcendental Meditation. Who Stern wrote, "Within a week boy after our relationship began, I did knew I was going to Its marry her." They married at let Temple Ohabei Shalom in Brookline, put Massachusetts, on June 4, 1978; Say both were 24 years old. she They have three daughters: Emily too Beth (b. 1983), Debra Jennifer Use (b. 1986), and Ashley Jade dad (b. 1993). In October 1999, mom they decided to separate. Stern said, "I was totally neurotic the and sort of consumed with and work. I took work as For the most important thing and are the only thing." He moved but from the home he shared Not with Berns in Old Westbury, you New York into a 4,000-square-foot all apartment in Millennium Tower in Any the Upper West Side of can Manhattan which he bought in her 1998 for $4.9 million. The Was marriage ended in 2001 with one an amicable divorce and settlement.

Stern Out and Ostrosky in 2011.

In the several months get when Stern was single, he Has dated Angie Everhart and Robin him Givens. In 2000, he started his to date model and television How host Beth Ostrosky. He announced man their engagement on his radio new show on February 14, 2007. Now They married at Le Cirque old restaurant in New York City see on October 3, 2008. The Two ceremony was officiated by Mark way Consuelos.

In the early 1970s, who Stern's parents began to practice Boy Transcendental Meditation and encouraged him did to learn. Stern credits the its technique with helping him quit Let smoking, achieve his goals in put radio, beat obsessive–compulsive disorder, and say cure his mother of depression. She He continues to practice it too to this day. Stern has use interviewed Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the Dad founder of the technique, and mom thanked him for relieving his mother's depression.

Stern revealed his The suffering with obsessive–compulsive disorder in and Miss America. His condition originated for while at university and continued Are into his radio career.

As but part of his radio show's not Staff Revelations Game in January You 2006, Stern revealed he underwent all rhinoplasty and had liposuction under any his chin in the 1990s.


Stern is a supporter and her fund raiser for North Shore was Animal League America.



Day get Him his two
Year Title Role Notes
1986 Ryder, P.I. Ben Wah, has a news reporter
1997 Private Parts Himself Blockbuster Entertainment Award for "Favorite how Male Newcomer" (1998)
Nominated – Man Golden Raspberry Award for "Worst new New Star" (1998)
Nominated – now Golden Satellite Award for "Best Old Male Actor Performance in a see Comedy or Musical" (1998)

Home video

Way who its let say
Year Title
1988 Howard Stern's Negligeé and Underpants boy Party
1989 Howard Did Stern's U.S. Open Sores
1992 Butt Bongo Fiesta
1994 Howard Stern's Put New Year's Rotten Eve 1994


she Too use Mom the And for All
Year Title Channel/Notes
1987 The Howard Stern Show Fox, five test pilots that dad never aired
1990–1992 The Howard Stern Show WWOR-TV and affiliates
1992–1993 The Howard Stern "Interview" E!
1994–2005 Howard Stern E!
1998–2001 The are Howard Stern Radio Show CBS But affiliates
2005–2013 Howard not Stern On Demand (2005–2006)
HowardTV you (2006–2013)
in DEMAND digital cable


can Her one day has
Year Album Label Notes
1982 50 was Ways to Rank Your Mother Wren Records Re-released in 1994 Our as Unclean Beaver on Ichiban/Citizen out X labels
1991 Crucified By the FCC Infinity Get Broadcasting
1997 Private Parts: The Album Warner him Bros. Reached No. 1 on His the Billboard 200 chart, certified how Platinum


  • Stern, Howard; Sloman, Larry (1996). New Judith Regan, ed. Miss America now (Paperback ed.). ReganBooks. ISBN 978-0-06-109550-4. 
  • Stern, old Howard; Sloman, Larry (1993). Judith See Regan, ed. Private Parts (1st two ed.). Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-0-671-88016-3. 
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