Howard Stern was born on January 12, 1954, in New York, New York. He brought his signature “shock jock” radio style to New York listeners in 1982 and by 1986 his show went into national syndication. Repeated fines and interference from the FCC eventually drove the self-styled “King of All Media” to satellite radio in 2004.
Stern’s bestselling 1993 autobiography is titled Private Parts. Stern’s first radio experience was at Boston University, where he volunteered at the college radio station. Along with several other students, he created an on-air show called the King Schmaltz Bagel Hour, a takeoff on the popular King Biscuit Flour Hour. Predicting his penchant for controversy, the show was canceled after its first broadcast, which included the comedy sketch “Name That Sin,” a game show where contestants confessed their worst sins.
Stern graduated in 1976 with a 3.8 grade-point average and a bachelor’s degree in communications. During his first paying radio gig, at an understaffed 3,000-watt station in Briarcliff Manor, New York, “It dawned on me that I would never make it as a straight deejay,” Stern told James S. Kunen in an interview for People (10/22/84), “so I started to mess around. It was unheard-of to mix talking on the phone with playing music. It was outrageous, It was blasphemy.”
|Favorite Things & General Information|
|Favorite Band||Rent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails|
|Favorite Movie||Reservoir Dogs|
|Favorite Books||The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron, Getting Things Done by David Allen, The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp, The Journey is the Destination: The Journals of Dan Eldon, Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsession by Guillermo del Toro|
|Hobbies||Watching Movies, Writing, Books Reading|
|Favorite Artist||Edward Hopper, John Sell Cotman, and Drew Friedman|
|Favorite Character||Bar Mitzvah Boy|
|Favorite TV Shows||Walking Dead, Girls, The Affair, The Strain, The Leftovers, House of Cards and Saturday Night Live|
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Facts about Stern
- Was reportedly considered to play the role of a radio talk show host, Barry Simms in Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) but according to him he was never actually offered the role.
- Was listed in Forbes Magazines list of 100 Most Powerful Celebrities 
- His daughters, with ex-wife Alison, are Emily Beth (May 7, 1983), Debra Jennifer (May 9, 1986) and Ashley Jade. (January 24, 1993).
- Attended Boston University
- Graduated from South Side High School in Rockville Centre, NY.
- He agreed to accept $50,000 to settle a lawsuit he filed against a Beverly Hills studio he claims reneged on a deal to feature him in a movie with Melanie Griffith. He was asked to star in the movie Jane although it didn’t have financing and then the film company failed to pay him when the movie wasn’t made. He sought $1.5 million in compensatory damages and unspecified punitive damages. [August 1999]
“I have a tremendous compassion for people who are homosexuals. I feel that they are bullied and abused in our society… They just treat them so poorly. It must be a terrible thing to be exposed to that kind of hatred and be hated just because of your sexuality.”