The self-proclaimed "King of All Media" Howard Stern is a hugely popular radio personality, author, and television host. With a career spanning over 3 decades, he has become one of the highest-rated and highest-paid radio personalities of all time, mostly due to the wild, long-running success of his syndicated radio show 'The Howard Stern Show.' Mainstream media has dubbed Stern as a "shock jock" because of the sexual and graphic nature of his radio show, for which he is often the highest priority target of the FCC. We're willing to bet that fact only increases Stern's audience count, for better or for worse.
Howard Allan Stern (born January 12, 1954) is an American radio personality, television host, author, actor and photographer best known for his radio show which 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 Sirius XM Radio, a subscription-based satellite radio service, since 2006. The son of a former recording and radio engineer, Stern wished to pursue a career in radio 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 and WWWW in Detroit. In 1981, he was paired with his current newscaster and co-host Robin Quivers at WWDC in Washington, D.C. Stern then moved to WNBC in New York City in 1982 to host afternoons until his firing in 1985.
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