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General Howard Stern Thread

to discuss all things Howard and Bababooey

Question: Why isn't Jon Hein on the wrap up show anymore?

by Anonymousreply 431June 3, 2024 1:55 AM


by Anonymousreply 1November 19, 2022 2:11 AM

He was always shit.

by Anonymousreply 2November 19, 2022 2:22 AM

No one here cares. Fuck off OP.

by Anonymousreply 3November 19, 2022 8:04 AM

I haven't cared about Howard since he left mainstream radio and went to sirus xm. And even then I thought most of the show was stupid except for Robin's news.

by Anonymousreply 4November 19, 2022 9:49 AM

He was a creep the way he treated Suzanne Vega in this interview.

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by Anonymousreply 5November 19, 2022 9:56 AM

I want him to bring back some of the old staff/wackpackers for updates. I'd love to know how KC Armstrong has fared over the years. He was into so many MLM's and get rich quick schemes, never holding a normal job. He had weird gigs for a while: security for escorts, stand up comic, personal trainer, scoring models for photoshoots.

He tried anything and everything to prolong his 15 minutes of fame from being on the show. He tried to be a model and went on auditions where he ended up having to disrobe and be examined by predatory male photographers. He took months trying to produce DVD's of his Jackass-like stunts and had to redo it all because he used copyrighted music and ended up refunding most of the pre-sale buyers because he kept messing with it. He almost died from being an alcoholic and did several stints in rehab. He won over $300K on a gambling website and lost it all within weeks by continuing to gamble. He spent time in jail after going to Alaska to confront his estranged girlfriend, then after he got released he picked up a Filipino trans in Alaska and made out with her, thinking it was a "real" woman.

I heard he has some kind of janky radio show but supposedly that was even a scam to sell airtime or something. I just wonder if the man ever got his shit together... if he ever got the mental health/substance abuse help he needed for so many years. Did he every get a real job, a stable relationship, kids?

by Anonymousreply 6November 19, 2022 3:03 PM


KC was quite closeted... I wonder if he ever came out

by Anonymousreply 7November 19, 2022 3:27 PM

I saw that Lizzo is an upcoming guest and I am sure that NEW Howard will not roast her on her weight like he would have done 5-10 years ago. I recall how he relentlessly went after Rosie O'Donnell when she had her talk show, making fun of her and calling her a pig, hog, giant head, etc. Later, when Howard happened to meet Rosie in real life, he sucked up to her and they ended up becoming friendly, so he became a hypocrite who only has balls when he has his microphone in front of his face. He did the same with Kathie Lee Gifford he would go on hours-long rants about her Goody Two Shoes life and even wish harm on her young children, but did a 180 turn when he got divorced and started interacting with more of the NY social/rich/celebrity scenes.

He's also been very critical of almost any celeb who was overweight and saying that he would bed almost any woman in his youth except a fat one. I don't mind Lizzo and she can live her life, but I kind of resent Howard for sucking up when a guest is in studio, after years of spewing venom at the same people who he had negative opinions on.

by Anonymousreply 8November 28, 2022 6:33 PM

The greatest guests Howard ever had were never the A-list celebrities. They were people like Tiny Tim, Jackie Stallone and Gilbert Gottfried. And Trump when he was where he belonged: Among the rest of the clowns and freaks.

And the staff fighting when it was Jackie, Billy, Fred, Stuttering John, Ralph.

by Anonymousreply 9November 28, 2022 6:43 PM

When did he become a general and what army is he in?

by Anonymousreply 10November 28, 2022 6:51 PM

Howard is hard to take in large doses. He's got a show on HBO max with Bruce Springsteen. I guess Howard is interviewing him and BS is performing. I guess Howard is gonna kiss his ass for the whole show. I don't have anything against BS, I just wondered..... Why?

by Anonymousreply 11November 28, 2022 6:53 PM

Yikes R5, that was brutal. I could watch only a few minutes of it. Stern was so awkward and obtuse. That was rough.

The newer, enlightened Howard is even worse. Fresh out of ideas and generally humorless, he interviews guests like a real needy sycophant.

by Anonymousreply 12November 28, 2022 7:15 PM

I wish someone would study the evolution of Howard and pinpoint when he decided that he had to change his style, from prodding women to disrobe, asking his sycophant listeners to harass the local DJ's in markets that Howard was broadcasting to, to having Stuttering John go on red carpet events and ask humiliating questions. I think it may have started when his daughters entered puberty, he realized that not all females are bimbos. Then he started rubbing elbows with celebrities outside of the studio and he should change his behavior or risk scaring away potential future guests. One other scenario is that he realized that he was getting too old to still be referred to as "the bad boy of radio" .

by Anonymousreply 13November 28, 2022 8:46 PM

I recall that he admitted that he felt remorse that he never called Robin Williams and apologized for making fun of him back in the day. He said he felt guilty after Robin killed himself and this has always weighed on his mind.

by Anonymousreply 14November 28, 2022 8:48 PM

This change was inevitable. In this day and age, you can’t be an Alex Jones—something has to give.

by Anonymousreply 15November 28, 2022 8:51 PM


I agree... Howard has changed in the last 25 years or so and as a human being... he should

by Anonymousreply 16November 28, 2022 8:52 PM

Misogynistic fuckwad. Married to a blonde bimbo, of course. Yes, yes, she rescues cats I know.

by Anonymousreply 17November 28, 2022 8:54 PM

I wonder if a weight has been lifted off Howard's shoulders since his dad died, or did it more on him. I can see it going either way - he feels free of the yoke his father put on him ("shut up, sit down!") but then there's the guilt of even having bad feelings for the man. His psychiatrist will never go broke.

by Anonymousreply 18November 28, 2022 9:02 PM

Howard was incredible close to his father.

by Anonymousreply 19November 28, 2022 10:15 PM


by Anonymousreply 20November 28, 2022 10:16 PM

Recent KC Armstrong

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by Anonymousreply 21November 28, 2022 10:22 PM

OP posting from 1992.

by Anonymousreply 22November 28, 2022 10:37 PM

He’s pretty awful, was overpaid, and has always been a rebel without a brain. But I would bet he was very loyal and devoted to his parents, in spite of his impersonations of them. He was fortunate for their longevity. I think his mother is still alive, probably a wise old owl and proud of his success.

He earned a really good living from some generally shitty projects, and probably aches to be seen as a bigger presence in media than he is, or even ever was. He’s like our generation’s Milton Berle. He was also pretty harsh with aging comedians and disc jockeys over the arc of his career, so he might get the same or worse treatment in this last gasp. He’s not a great interviewer, even with subjects like Springsteen. He’s just “m’eh”. That must irritate the shit out of him. He’s more Fartman than Terry Gross. Sorry.

by Anonymousreply 23November 29, 2022 1:27 PM

Do you think Howard Allan Stern ever had a penis in his mouth ?

by Anonymousreply 24November 29, 2022 1:33 PM

He's becoming Howard Hughes and the show in unlistenable. He's still yacking about Covid and still won't get out of his basement. Fucking loser

by Anonymousreply 25November 29, 2022 1:33 PM

Remember early on his claimed his mother was Italian 🤔😂

by Anonymousreply 26November 29, 2022 1:37 PM

R25 He still spends the month of October (“Cocktober”) tittering with poor, sad old Robin over corny dick jokes, and has a bunch of desperate failures engage in competitions involving their penises. It’s really sad. His humor is still pubescent, so he’s like a 12 year old with progeria.

Robin’s cackle was always forced. But on this side of 70, it’s more sad. The two of them remind me of elderly dogs struggling to get up the stairs, but with puppy mill genes, no hybrid vigor.

The dignified thing would be to simply disappear.

by Anonymousreply 27November 29, 2022 2:12 PM

General Howard Stern!

by Anonymousreply 28November 29, 2022 2:24 PM

Howard and Robin would blend in so easily here with the Data Lounge.

by Anonymousreply 29November 29, 2022 3:41 PM

I used to listen every day since the WNBC days, but I got annoyed with his narcissism in the days when he was trying to be actor/author/show producer/singer, etc. He became insufferable when he started trying to juggle a thousand projects and brag/complaint about how BUSY he always was and how many meetings he had to attend and phone calls. We had to hear how he was writing and producing the crappy show "Son of the Beach", even to the point of flying to CA to check things out. He also was working on a show "Howard Stern" The High School Years" and a remake of the movie "Porky's". Every time he'd go on a rant of all the things he was doing, I would yell at the radio "stop doing so much or stop complaining". It became apparent that he was an extreme Type A guy who had to fill every waking hour with "something". Finally he stopped talking about HSTHSY and Porky's and admitted that it was all too much. Then came the year or so waiting for his contract to run out so he could move over to Sirius. So much yakking about how much better that company would be when Howard moved over there. What an ego.

I finally went back to listening when he went to satellite, but didn't stay long because the show had lost much of the flavor from the broadcast years.

by Anonymousreply 30November 29, 2022 4:55 PM

People get to evolve. This is why I champion therapy. When you figure out how to deal with your own shit, you stop taking it out on everybody else.

by Anonymousreply 31November 29, 2022 5:08 PM

R30 I remember that “King of All Media” era and the cheesy narcissism. He spoke of the movie Private Parts like it was a pre-ordained Oscar nominee. I listened on KROC, but dropped off went he went to Sirius. There was a lot of nonsense about a huge compensation scheme, but it sounded sketchy and fishy. His numbers (audience, salary, ratings) always seemed all hugely inflated.

But I do think he was secretly kind to fuck-ups like poor Artie. His affiliates generally included a lot of sad characters, and the humor was pretty mean and base, with archaic putdowns like midget, retard, etc. In the cold light of history, it’s all pretty shabby. Some have died and lapsed into obscurity. It’s all pretty sad and feels exploitive in the end.

Robin’s attempts to break out on her own were pretty sad, too. Dead-on-arrival talk shows, cheesy amateurish cooking segments on YouTube. Really bad. I remember she once locked herself out of her Range Rover a long time ago, with the vehicle’s engine running. That was pretty funny.

by Anonymousreply 32November 29, 2022 5:57 PM

It became amusing to listen to all of the office peons trying to become stand up comics or anything else to take advantage of their time on the Stern show. All of these fools trying to make a few extra bucks flying to comedy club gigs on the weekends, inspired by the money they saw Artie raking in: Shuli, Stuttering John, KC Armstrong, Richard, Sal, Scott the Engineer, JD Harmyer and others hoping to step up to the next level. Richard and Sal even had their own T-shirts, but the gravy train didn't shoot them into major fame. Unfortunately, the worst guy got the most fame, that horrible Ronnie Mund, who got a troupe named after him.

The only person I can think of that made a real name for themselves from their association with the show is Eli Roth.

by Anonymousreply 33November 29, 2022 6:11 PM

Billy West, R33.

by Anonymousreply 34November 29, 2022 6:21 PM

R27 - I posted a similar rant in a different HS thread here after I checked out the Marksfriggin rundown a few weeks ago and had to shake my head hearing that a 67(?) year old dude was still doing things like "Cocktober", and letting retarded juveniles Richard and Sal think up all kinds of cock related games and activities for the whole month of October.

They let Cocktober extend into Cocktember and and featured various activities involving dicks. I saw a recent pic of Richard and Sal and they are not looking like middle aged men anymore - now they look like borderline senior citizens. I can't be the only one cringing when they read about a bunch of old geezers playing dick games.

I love your description of poor old Robin and Howard as two old dogs. I'm glad that she beat cancer but I gave up on her years ago because of her soulless, autopilot laugh.

by Anonymousreply 35November 29, 2022 6:25 PM

Robin has led an amazing life, going by all of her travels and experiences. She's been around the world and has seen many interesting places, which I envy her for, then there were the wacky things she did that made her look eccentric. The list starts with her going alone to India and taking ayahuasca in the jungles of S. America, starting various childrens charities to raise money for underprivileged children, being a Big Sister to at least one child that I remember. Soon, she's driving racing cars and taking lessons to drive her own pleasure boat. Almost drowning in her own pool. Flying across country to use a machine that pushes the fluids inside your body around, and hiring Dr Ronnie to live in her home and prepare drinks to detox her body and to wrap her in a full-body contraption that sweats the poisons out. Then she goes vegan at the drop of a hat and becomes a hardcore snob to people still eating meat. I'm sure I left out many other Robin antics.

Over the years various people have suggested that Robin does all these things to fill the void of not having a husband/children. I remember that Jason from the back office said that and Robin blew up on him. What Robin needed to understand is that a lot of people were thinking that, myself included, and she should have understood and not flown off the handle for people having that opinion.

by Anonymousreply 36November 29, 2022 6:51 PM

Not having a husband/child is not a void, r36. How do you think she has time to live a life of travel and basically doing all the shit she wants to do?

by Anonymousreply 37November 29, 2022 7:07 PM

Don't forget Robin's rollerblading in the 90s.

by Anonymousreply 38November 29, 2022 7:25 PM

Horseback riding too. Anyone remember Blaze?

by Anonymousreply 39November 29, 2022 7:41 PM

I like when Robin was with Mr. X. He was entertaining when he appeared on the show and hearing about his exploits behind the scenes, like throwing water on Stuttering John at a restaurant. They seemed like a good match, until Robin told a story about getting rid of a boyfriend who put her down and made her miserable. She didn't specify it was Mr X but who knows.

I also liked the time when Robin was dating some younger blond painter guy named Brendan, and dragging him around as her protégé and was trying to make him an up and comer.. There was a significant age difference between him and Robin. It came out that she was corralling the disgruntled office drones to do the grunt work (planning, creating guest lists) for her when she would set up showings for this dude and then telling Howard, etc. that she expected them to show up to these shows, and purchase her boytoy's art. It was funny when Howard finally snapped and told her that he was not going to keep going to these shows and she was like a parent selling candy for her kids school. This relationship ended in tears. Robin spoke about it but never said the guys name - supposedly, she caught him dirty dancing with a young woman at a party where they came together. The rumor mill was also that this guy had no real interest in Robin, other than using her to further his career. Ouch.

A running joke was that Robin could not keep an assistant, that her high standards and erratic behavior chased people away from her.

by Anonymousreply 40November 29, 2022 8:37 PM

Robin was a poor kid who did something with her life, made a fortune, and actually enjoys the her money. She goes to shows, she travels, she takes chances and explores. Good for her. I find her fascinating and a true American success story. What I always found funny is that a lot of the stuff that Robin did, Howard ended up doing after his marriage to Beth and he loosened up. No one needs a partner/husband/wife/children to have a fulfilling life.

by Anonymousreply 41November 29, 2022 8:42 PM

Angry Alice, Hank the Drunk, Crackhead Bob, Eric the Midget, Jeff the Drunk, High Pitch Eric, Bababooey, Fred the Martian, Sal the Stockbroker, Gay KC, Stuttering John, Debbie the Pet Lady, Bigfoot, Ass Napkin Ed, Wendy the Retard, Underdog Woman, Gary the Retard, Medicated Pete, Stuttering Vic, Fred the Elephant Boy, Kreskin, Ed Torian (Lie Detector guy) , Beetlejuice, Jeff the Vomit Guy, Bobo.

by Anonymousreply 42November 29, 2022 8:55 PM

I'd like to hear about Miss Howard Stern. She started out cute and funny, with her baby voice but turned into a horrible mess, getting many needless surgical upgrades, drunk or drugged most of the time she showed up and saying she didn't plan to live past the age of 30. Then she had that horrifying car accident, ending up with a plate in her head. The last time I heard her on the air was when she came in to the studio for a Dating Game thing, where one of her rules is that the contestants had to be millionaires who would give her unlimited money. She ended up picking some guy, asking him to take her shopping at expensive NY boutiques and then jumped on a plane home later that same day. She was the ultimate gold digger, using her looks, etc. for profit.

I hope she got her shit together and is raising her daughter Beyonce so she doesn't end up like Mom.

by Anonymousreply 43November 29, 2022 8:57 PM

Robin the NYC Marathon runner. Lucky she didn't have a recurrence of the incident in CA when she pooped her pants while running and had to be hosed off.

by Anonymousreply 44November 29, 2022 9:03 PM

I'm usually not this guy, but I would bet a $1000 that all of Artie's problems came from the fact that he's gay and refuses to admit it. IMO, he had all the signs.

by Anonymousreply 45November 29, 2022 9:07 PM

ELEGANT Elliot Offen!

by Anonymousreply 46November 29, 2022 9:07 PM

I agree with you, R45. He once got incredibly drunk around the original cast members of Queer Eye and asked which one of them wanted to fuck him.

by Anonymousreply 47November 29, 2022 9:08 PM

There are various bits from the past that I will always remember for the amazing entertainment value: Mitts on a Misfit -- contestants had to stand around a table where Beetlejuice was laying, and keep hands on him at all times. Of course, Beet was problematic. 2) Stuck on You - Jeff the Drunk was handcuffed to a woman named Jenny and she would win $25K if she made it X hours. Jeff was a miserable mess during the whole ordeal. 3) Another endurance contest - being shackled to High Pitch Eric for X hours to win a cash prize. The woman who was picked freaked out in about 6 hours with the monster that is HPE and dropped out and got nothing. 4) KC Armstrong coming into the studio with the Filipino trans that he picked up while in Alaska. They made out, kissed, etc. but KC denies it went further and he thought she was female.

5) The Tiger Woods GF contest - several women who had dated TW during his sex spree came in and the one with the "best story" of their time with Tiger would win a cash prize. This was prime Howard -- interesting and funny.

by Anonymousreply 48November 29, 2022 9:23 PM


I 100% agree with you

by Anonymousreply 49November 29, 2022 9:34 PM

The Artie vs Teddy fight will always be epic. Artie tries to physically assault his assistant in the studio and is only stopped when 3-4 of the staff grab and subdue him, while Robin yells "what the F is going on here!?!". This was the day before the show went on vacation and the world had to wait 7 days to see whether Artie was allowed to return to the studio. Luckily, Sirius forgave him and he was back.

Poor Artie went from being the luckiest comedian in the world to a messed up addict with a destroyed nose.

by Anonymousreply 50November 29, 2022 10:26 PM

This week is HORRIBLE. Like more horrible than usual.

And he's bragging about that Springsteen interview he did (that is apparently being shown on HBO) like he's the only one who ever got an interview with him. Motherfucked has done 30 interviews this month. Howard has become so embarassing.

by Anonymousreply 51November 30, 2022 2:27 PM

Howard's leering horny guy schtick only worked cause he was married and played the henpecked schlemiel. Now that he's a millionaire approaching 70, it would be just creepy and upsetting to be doing the same thing he was doing 35 years ago.

You might hate the new Howard act but he needed to evolve if he was gonna stay on the radio.

I always thought (and still think) he's an amazing interviewer. He stole a lot of his tactics from Terry Gross.

by Anonymousreply 52November 30, 2022 2:59 PM

He’s awful now. He’s everything he used to laugh at and said he didn’t want to be.

I don’t listen to him anymore. I can’t imagine who his audience is now.

He always said he wanted his show to sound like talking in a bar. That was the magic of it.

Now he’s like a cranky Barbara Walters.

by Anonymousreply 53November 30, 2022 4:07 PM

His pre-Sirius show was a lot funnier—I think his humor needed the guardrails of terrestrial radio to push against.

by Anonymousreply 54November 30, 2022 4:28 PM

While it's true that Howard has toned down the stupid horndog stuff, he is still subjecting his audience to that disgusting Ronnie Mund. He let that creep run wild for years with the stripper club stories, then he gave much precious airtime to Ronnie and his stories of trapping a younger woman and their sex life -- so cringey. Ronnie has retired and left the show but Howard still has him on and their talks inevitably turn to Ronnie's depravity.

I got the Howard is living vicariously through Ronnie's old codger exploits, that hearing that Ronnie is still so horny pushing 70 gives Howard hope the he will still be able to do the deed with Beth as the years pass. Lucky Beth, huh? My other opinion is that Howard is playing to his demo of males and dudes like to hear about other dudes banging women.

by Anonymousreply 55November 30, 2022 6:08 PM

I got the IMPRESSION Howard is living vicariously

by Anonymousreply 56November 30, 2022 6:09 PM

I used to wonder about Benjy Bronk and what kind of mental illness he has. He would argue when admonished for his continue lateness, he would not tell his real age, he made up outrageous stories about having a famous relative and you never knew if he was for real or it was "the Benjy vortex". Is he a brilliant comic or your random eccentric?

He also seemed like a downlow creep, admitted that he trolled Craigslist for sleazy anonymous hookups. He had a GF for a while, Elisa, who he kept trying to boost her singing career, even though she said she was not attracted to him. He was living in a storage unit for a while, a few years ago he went on the air asking if anyone had a spare room for him to use. This dude is in his 50's and can't get a decent roof over his head? I think a lot of weird crap may come out when Benjy kicks the bucket.

by Anonymousreply 57November 30, 2022 9:59 PM

Howard Stern is 68, not 70.

by Anonymousreply 58November 30, 2022 10:25 PM

[quote]Ronnie is still so horny pushing 70

Pushing? Ronnie will be 74 next year.

by Anonymousreply 59November 30, 2022 11:15 PM

R57 Benjy is a pretty soft target. The psychology of his appearances on the air is so strange. They goad him into disclosing unseemly things about himself, his body, his dating habits. Then they dogpile on him and hem him into a corner. He stumbles and tries prevaricating, but it’s usually Robin who daggers him (often justifiably, yet it’s all so uncomfortable and pretty horrible).

Maybe fans enjoy hearing Benjy or High Pitch Eric being tipped over like turtles clawing at the air, but it’s usually lurid and sad. It’s also really yucky when they try to goad George Takei into saying (or singing) really dirty things. The “humor” is prurient, and pretty stupid. If only they were funny, but they really haven’t been in over 2 decades.

by Anonymousreply 60December 1, 2022 1:27 AM

So Lizzo was the guest today. I'm unable to listen, but am curious how it went. Did he make any fat jokes or did he play like a geriatric fan boy?

by Anonymousreply 61December 12, 2022 4:19 PM

I miss Chris Wilding. I think I'm the only one.

by Anonymousreply 62December 12, 2022 4:21 PM

[quote] So Lizzo was the guest today. I'm unable to listen, but am curious how it went. Did he make any fat jokes or did he play like a geriatric fan boy?

Not at all, R61. He actually spent the entire interview kissing her morbidly obese ass. He only referenced her weight when he discussed her childhood when kids were picking on her for being a nerd and "a bigger girl". The old Howard would have said, they made fun of you because you were a big old fatso. And then asked why she was so obese and if it had to do with her relationship with her father (a common question he asks all his guests).

by Anonymousreply 63December 12, 2022 6:32 PM

Henry Hill, Steve Grillo, King of All Blacks, Mike Gange, Big Black, Ian the Drunk, Angry Black, Richard Simmons, Mark (Mr. Martha Raye) Harris, Jackie Martling, Andrew Dice Clay, Tiny Tim, Jessica Hahn, Mariann from Brooklyn, Ham Hands Bill, John the Stutterer, Vinnie Favale, Dominick Barbara, Captain Janks, Crazy Cabbie

by Anonymousreply 64December 12, 2022 11:28 PM

Is he off the show, r62?

by Anonymousreply 65December 12, 2022 11:31 PM

I agree R45. I think he lusted after KC Armstrong when he was on the show. He used to rag on KC a lot but I always thought it was subtle flirting. I don't blame him, KC was the hottest man to ever work for Howard.

by Anonymousreply 66December 13, 2022 7:34 AM

I just can't figure out why this show is geared so much into showcasing Ronnie the limo driver.

He retired and moved to Vegas yet the show focuses on him more than ever.

Does he have something on Howard?

by Anonymousreply 67December 13, 2022 8:07 AM

Howard was best when he'd come in on a Tuesday morning and say "Ugh, this fuckin' Kathie Lee Gifford. I saw her on TV last night and Jesus Christ, what a wreck!"

by Anonymousreply 68December 13, 2022 2:43 PM

The segments with Billy West as Marge Schott were a scream.

by Anonymousreply 69December 13, 2022 2:52 PM

R69 Almost as good as his impersonation of Larry Fine at Woodstock: "Janet Joplin? I wouldn't fuck her with Shemp's dick! Hey Moe, what's hashish?"

Or his impersonation of Jane Curtin in her 1990 miniseries about busing in Boston public schools.

by Anonymousreply 70December 13, 2022 2:58 PM

Yucko the Clown, Joey Boots, Blue Iris, Daniel (KKK Guy) Carver, Hanzi, Dan the Farter, Melrose Larry Green, Nicole Bass, Rapping Granny, Siobhan the Transexual, Gina Girl, Dr. Remulak, Kenneth Keith Kallenbach

by Anonymousreply 71December 13, 2022 6:40 PM
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by Anonymousreply 72December 13, 2022 6:50 PM

I read that Crazy Cabbie had some terrible health issues happen to him after he left the show. He developed Guillain-Barre syndrome, which attacks the nervous system and causes muscle weakness. The last thing I read about him is that he is in a wheelchair and needs extensive therapy/rehab.

I loved CC on the show and no one can say that he was not entertaining. When Howard found CC's mother, we were all glued to the radio. On top of that, he was an endless source of crazy - his military stories were hilarious, not paying his taxes and jail time gave months of on-air fuel, boxing Stuttering John, etc. While laughing at those antics, his drug addictions and rehab/mental hospital visits were a serious look at what an addict goes through. Not sure how his disease progresses but I hope the best for the guy.

by Anonymousreply 73December 13, 2022 9:39 PM

I have no idea how much time is left on Howard's current contract, but I figure it can't be more than a year or two. I've listened for the last 30 years and EVERY TIME the contract expires Howard has said he's ready to finally walk off into the sunset. but then he always re-signs. For various reasons, I think this time he may finally take the big step. My main reason is losing his dad, his mothers poor health, Covid, him wanting to still be able to do things while he's still mostly mobile, he's tired, wants to go out on a high note, etc.

If this is his last year(s) on the air, I thought about who I'd most like to hear him have on the show and I want Artie Lang, so they can finally clear the air.

by Anonymousreply 74December 13, 2022 9:48 PM

the worlds smallest penis contest is a classic

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by Anonymousreply 75December 13, 2022 9:50 PM


he has 3 years left and as much as I hate to say it, he should go. He's almost 70 and it's creepy now as an old man

by Anonymousreply 76December 13, 2022 10:03 PM

R75 What a badge of honor that would be lmao

by Anonymousreply 77December 13, 2022 10:07 PM

R67 Cause everyone Howard picks on is gone. Ronnie basically replaced Jackie, Stuttering John, and even the Wack Pack members.

by Anonymousreply 78December 13, 2022 10:10 PM

I don't know who is worse or more boring. Ronnie or Ass Napkin Ed.

by Anonymousreply 79December 14, 2022 1:25 AM

I liked Sour Shoes’ imitation of Booey. It’s repetitive but then so is Booey. Nothing is more repetitive than Ronnie and Stephanie. Unlistenable.

Artie is a repressed gay man. When he “came out” to George Takei as a prank, that was the truest to himself he’s ever been. Shameful because he could be very funny, but he’s so self-loathing.

by Anonymousreply 80December 14, 2022 2:17 AM

I read that Ronnie and his fianceè have finally set a wedding date. This news will surely be used to insert Ronnie even more into the show, as they count down to the actual day. I am so glad that I will not have to listen to Ronnie be more grumpy in response to any questions about the planning, etc. and be negative to every inquiry to his upcoming nuptials.

To the people who think that Artie is on the DL, I used to wonder about that after he drunkenly propositioned the gay guys during his Queer Eye for the Straight Guy rants. However, no matter how I try to spin it, I can't see Artie going for a man, even being 100% repressed.

by Anonymousreply 81December 15, 2022 12:08 AM

Maybe Ronnie has stopped being selfish and realizes that at 73 he needs to make the GF legitimate so she won't be left in the lurch since he could keel over any time. The sooner she is legally his wife, the better for her future.

by Anonymousreply 82December 15, 2022 12:20 AM

Y’all are still talking about KC and the dude hasn’t even been on the show in 20 years. Give it up people.

by Anonymousreply 83December 15, 2022 2:27 AM

The thing about Ronnie is that you can tell he is making everything up as he goes along. The dude tells ten lies every time he appears on the show. It’s ridiculous and obvious and neither Howard nor Robyn calls him on it or digs further to expose the bullshit. If they did that, Ronnie might actually be entertaining. To a point.

by Anonymousreply 84December 15, 2022 2:37 AM

Beetle's as bad as can be.

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by Anonymousreply 85December 16, 2022 3:54 AM

I remember when Stuttering John left for the Tonight Show and the hard time they gave him. Howard pointed his anger at Jay Leno for "stealing" his guy, but I got a hint of jealousy from Howard and Gary that John had landed such a primo position - a national TV show with a great salary and perks. However you feel about it, it made for great radio. My focus is on how far John has fallen since then.

John got divorced and seemed to have self-destructed after that. I recall the show making fun of him when he had sold a screenplay and John Travolta was supposed to star in the film (which never got made). He went off my radar for quite a few years until I saw that he was doing a podcast, where he mostly talked about his time on Stern and having various ex staff members and former guests from the show on bitching about everything in the past. John's voice was hella raspy, which I recognize is what happens to a lot of alkys and druggies from years of abuse. You could tell that John was at the bottom of the barrel but still clinging on to a thread of his old fame.

Yesterday I saw a YT video of some other guys who were just roasting John on how deep in a black hole he is -- they were describing how John has been reduced to doing a stand up act in a bar and grill in Iowa. Not a comedy club - a bar and grill. They laugh that John stayed at the home of the bar owner on Thanksgiving, readying for his show instead of spending the holiday with his family. Then they play clips of John recounting that he got so drunk that he was admitted to a local hospital. I think John should go on the DL 2023 Death Pool... the guy is spiraling.

by Anonymousreply 86December 20, 2022 6:02 PM

I never listened to his show..no interest. I did see his interview with Hillary Clinton, on Sirius....on YouTube....5 parts. I thought he did a good job interviewing her, asked good questions and wasn't an asshole like his earlier shows. Hillary came off as a lot more likable and told some good stories. This interview was before the 2020 election, with her comments on trump.

by Anonymousreply 87December 20, 2022 6:51 PM

Steve Grillo had/has a podcast also, where he also tried to continue to ride the coattails of Howard.

by Anonymousreply 88December 20, 2022 7:50 PM

It was funny to hear Robin react to the weirdos and fighting. I don't want to hear another interview from Stern.

by Anonymousreply 89December 20, 2022 8:15 PM


IIRC Howard was happy for John but was pissed how Jay went about it... Howard said he would never begrudge one of his employees making more money for their family. Howard was correct that Jay just took John without a real plan on how to use him and it didn't end well for him

by Anonymousreply 90December 20, 2022 8:34 PM

Besides the time John left, I remember Howard having a chippy attitude when various other staffers left. He gave off the vibe that anyone leaving was basically ungrateful for having been allowed to be on his show, that leaving indicated that there was something better out there than the show, showing Howard's ego and narcissism.

As an example, he gave Shuli a hard time when he said he was moving to another state/leaving the show. Howard went on for far too long on how Shuli's life was going to change/nothing will ever equal the experience he had as a staff member, instead of wishing him good luck.

by Anonymousreply 91December 21, 2022 1:32 AM

R86, I’m a fan of John . This makes me sad and very concerned.

by Anonymousreply 92December 21, 2022 3:20 AM

I stopped listening about a year into his satellite radio gig, almost 20 years now I believe?

IMHO the show went downhill after Jackie left.

Has Jackie ever made an appearance since then?

by Anonymousreply 93December 21, 2022 4:58 AM

Jackie appeared on the show in 2010.

by Anonymousreply 94December 21, 2022 5:24 AM

Jackie was on the Sirius show about 2-3 times, where the audience was again subjected to hearing Jackie be roasted for leaving the show a million years ago and rubbing it in that he "messed up". They never drop this topic to this day whenever Jackie's name comes up. Give it a rest.

Jackie was given his own show on Howard's 2nd Sirius channel, which ran for a good 7-8 years. I never listened to it.

by Anonymousreply 95December 21, 2022 5:11 PM

Riley Martin, Bubba the Love Sponge, Tim Sabean, Nancy Siriani-Martling, Beth Ostrosky, Ralph Cirella, Lisa G, Rev. Bob Levy, Chuck Zito, Penny Crone, Robin Radzinski, George Takei

by Anonymousreply 96December 21, 2022 7:59 PM

My TOP FIVE favorite Wack Packers in the following order:

1. Hank the Angry, Drunken Dwarf

2. Crackhead Bob

3. Elegant Elliot Offen

4. Croy (Croix?)

5. Riley Martin

by Anonymousreply 97December 21, 2022 8:36 PM

He was a creepjow he treated Dana Plato . No. You can’t prove he caused her suicide. But he certainly didn’t help.

If he were half human he would have recognized her fragile state. His only goal is money Her son killed himself one year later . Enjoy your wigs and money

As sure as God made black and white what’s done in the dark will be seen in the light From „God gonna cut you down.“

by Anonymousreply 98December 21, 2022 9:05 PM

A few years ago I was watching The Peoples Court and the defendant was Gary Garver, who used to do remote interviews for the show. What was most shocking was how much this guy (intentionally, I think) looked like Howard - he has a long thin face, big nose and was rocking the big Jewish afro. I forget what the case was about, but it was amusing to see him.

Last time I saw a picture of Ralph Cirella, he was also still trying to look like a Howard clone. Besides Benjy, I would love a serious examination of Ralph's life, all his years of being Howard's stylist, sucking off Howard's fame and leeching on to celebrities like Sam Simon and John Stamos. I wonder what he does with his time now that he no longer has to pick out Howard's wardrobe.

by Anonymousreply 99December 21, 2022 9:06 PM


NO recollection of Croy... any more details?


He fully admits he was a shit back then

by Anonymousreply 100December 21, 2022 9:14 PM


Here's Croix and Ray Liotta on the show. Wild shit.

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by Anonymousreply 101December 21, 2022 9:22 PM

I usually get Croy/Croix confused with The Singing Psychic. Croix was this delusional hag that had all sorts of conspiracy theories: aliens, mole people, chemtrails, you name it. Her biggest issue was that Ronald Reagan had stolen her plans for... something. Some machine or process that would fix the world, but RR and his minions had stolen it. This woman was wacky.

by Anonymousreply 102December 21, 2022 9:44 PM

Another ex-staffer who left the show that I didn't miss is Brent, that guy who came from Bubba the Love Sponge's show. He was okay at first, then became a Ronnie clone, dropping tales of his sordid swinger sexcapades with his surgically enhanced wife. Brent seemed to want to compete with Ronnie in who was more depraved.

He seemed to be losing his mind for a while before he quit/got fired, because he kept being roasted that his wife was in love with some guy she had banged on the side and Brent said she wasn't. Good riddance.

by Anonymousreply 103December 25, 2022 5:24 AM

I just watched a clip of howard talking to justin bateman. It was a good interview.

by Anonymousreply 104December 25, 2022 5:28 AM

Did Howard Stern ever leave his residence again?

by Anonymousreply 105December 25, 2022 9:03 AM

Brent's meltdown and sacking is actually the last interesting thing to happen on THSS.

by Anonymousreply 106December 25, 2022 11:01 AM

R105, I think he left to do the Bruce Springsteen interview.

by Anonymousreply 107December 25, 2022 11:01 AM

Stern is one of those Covid paranoid freaks

by Anonymousreply 108December 25, 2022 11:43 AM

He's an excellent interviewer IMO and I recommend the Hilary Clinton interview. I don't have Sirius, but wouldn't listen if I did because the other stuff he does is of no interest. I do, however, watch his interviews on YouTube. Paul Rudd one was surprisingly good.

As far as Artie, I think his life and drug addiction was largely affected when he was on a roof with his dad installing an attenna and his dad fell off and became a quadriplegic. I think he blames himself for the accident.

by Anonymousreply 109December 25, 2022 5:19 PM

The story about Artie's dad as I remember it, R109, was that Artie was supposed to help him with the job but didn't show up, so the dad was alone when he had the accident. So Artie blamed himself for not being there.

by Anonymousreply 110December 25, 2022 5:27 PM

Ugh! Just what we needed...more Ronnie airtime.

I'm sick of Ass Napkin Ed, too.

by Anonymousreply 111December 25, 2022 5:31 PM

Yep, just checked out Howard 100 now:

Ronnie Rates Staff Mothers

by Anonymousreply 112December 25, 2022 5:32 PM

Tx R110

by Anonymousreply 113December 25, 2022 5:35 PM

I liked the Stern show back in the day, when it was on terrestrial radio.

A lot of it was just shock-for-shock's sake, but I remember at times it was genuinely hilarious, to the point where I was literally crying tears of laughter.

I did find it hard to listen to for the whole show, I'd usually turn it off after a short while, then maybe turn it back on when they went into the news.

I never really gave a shit about the wack packers. I thought that was always the most boring part of the show. And being a gay guy, I had no interest in all the lesbian stuff. I liked the interviews, the constant ball-busting among the staff, the ragging on self-important celebrities, and the riffing on the news of the day.

I only listen now when I'm in a rental car that happens to have Sirius turned on...in other words, almost never. But I'm glad he's evolved. He's a senior citizen now, it's only right that he should calm down and act human.

by Anonymousreply 114December 25, 2022 5:39 PM

Howard and his “super model” >eye roll< wife became everything he used to mock

by Anonymousreply 115December 25, 2022 5:45 PM

I think Howard has a tickling fetish. I've seen clips where he would strap a woman to a chair and tickle her. One poor girl was terrified.

by Anonymousreply 116December 25, 2022 5:52 PM

If anyone asked me what was my favorite bit of the show, I think it was when Scott the Engineer Pushup Challenge. Second would be when Scott agreed to do anal on a Pay-per-View event for a big payout.

by Anonymousreply 117December 25, 2022 7:00 PM

Besides Ronnie, my other least favorite staffer/guests were: Eric the Actor. He started out okay, calling in randomly but he got greedy after Howard started giving him random cash prizes because he felt sorry for him. After that, Eric was like a pigeon looking for crumbs. I know, Howard took him to another level of caller, but I got sick of ETM's asking for handouts, then parts on TV shows, then tickets to concerts, then flights to NY to see American Idol people, hooking up with porn starts, going to the Bunny Ranch, but never wanting to give anything in return.

Worse than ETM was Johnny Fratto, who started calling in every time ETM farted to tell Howard about it. I REALLY hated Fratto using the show to hype ETM and himself and muted the show until he got off.

by Anonymousreply 118December 25, 2022 7:10 PM

I liked the news, particularly during OJ trial

by Anonymousreply 119December 25, 2022 7:42 PM

My most hated caller was/is King of All Blacks. That creep makes my flesh crawl and made me ashamed to share his skin color. He was so into brand names, boasting about having Moen faucets, bragging about stupid stuff like his car, his watch, his sneakers, what designer clothes he has. There is a picture floating around of him in the HS studio wearing a fur coat, which shows you what level of ghetto fabulous he is.

I was completely skeeved out listening to him say that he wanted to have a child with a Latina so that his child would have "nice hair". That was the level of what he cared about and it was obnoxious. He is an automatic MUTE when I'm watching a YT video of the show - his voice makes me annoyed.

by Anonymousreply 120December 26, 2022 12:39 AM

My favorite Stern moments:

* when Chevy Chase called in to chastise Howard for upsetting his housekeeper

* the impromptu Nicholson interview that started with Howard waking Jack out of a deep sleep with his unexpected call

*and the infamous Jakob Dylan interview, during which Stuttering John pours beer down the back of Jakob's coat in retaliation for Jakob calling him a retard. Jackie's background noise of Bob Dylan impersonations made it even funnier.

by Anonymousreply 121December 26, 2022 4:58 AM

Hopefully, this link works to the Jakob Dylan interview.

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by Anonymousreply 122December 26, 2022 5:04 AM

A disgustingly hilarious segment I listen to frequently: Fred the Elephant Boy shows up at a Gary appearance with shit down his leg after having a diarrhea attack on his way to the event. Fred is so hyped to see Gary that he ignores the stench coming from his pants while Gary tries not to gag.

Howard, Artie etc, roast the dimwitted Wackpacker mercilessly.

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by Anonymousreply 123December 26, 2022 5:23 AM

[quote] the impromptu Nicholson interview that started with Howard waking Jack out of a deep sleep with his unexpected call

Is this available anywhere?

by Anonymousreply 124December 26, 2022 5:36 AM

I don't know, r124. I heard it back in the '90s.

by Anonymousreply 125December 26, 2022 5:39 AM

That Jakob Dylan interview was maximum cringe and not in a good way.

It didn't help that Dylan came off as a really nice, sweet guy trying to play along but the Stern crew weren't just drunk off alcohol but their own arrogance.

I met Jakob not too long after he hit it big. He was out shopping with his kid and he was the total doting, unassuming father. Very polite and down to earth. There's a reason he's been married to the same woman for 30+ years.

by Anonymousreply 126December 26, 2022 9:24 AM

Most of you haven't listened to Stern in 20 years lol


My top five wack pack

1. Suzanne Muldowney Underdog lady

2. Tan Mom (only when drunk)

3. High Pitch

4. Wendy

5. Riley Martin RIP

Honorable mention-Medicated Pete

Favorite callers

1. King of all Blacks

2. Sour Shoes

3. Bobo

4. Ralph

5 Rapaport

by Anonymousreply 127December 26, 2022 9:55 AM

Wendy and High Pitch are never NOT hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 128December 26, 2022 10:53 AM

I enjoyed some of the segments with Wendy and HPE but their constant begging eventually got on my nerves, especially Wendy, who is dumb as a wall but crafty enough to make up lies about needing money for this or that. Her mother finally spilled the beans that they were not broke/had no food in the hous like Wendy would say.

They both are low IQ manipulators constantly wanting money or benefits from the show. I can give Wendy a bit of a pass on because she's really challenged but HPE is just a downlow con man. I remember when it was found that he was charging limo companies for rides from NY to clubs in other states and not paying. That was tip of the iceberg for this Baby Huey freak. Ugh, he's nasty.

by Anonymousreply 129December 26, 2022 7:27 PM

R119 anytime Howard and Robin has any kind of conversation it was always good but the news was especially funny.....he never needed his whack pack. Those idiots ruined the show.

I had Sirus for a while but it got to be like a boys frat house with ugly men and Bubba the Lovesponge grossness so I stopped listening altogether...I do remember Stern threatened to sue anyone who made fun of beth on his website...ugh...in another life, he would have mocked her too.....

by Anonymousreply 130December 27, 2022 8:57 PM

RIP Fred the Elephant Boy. He was great on the show and so sincere. He was into bisexual swinging.

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by Anonymousreply 131January 3, 2023 8:54 PM

[quote][R98], He fully admits he was a shit back then.

He gets no points for that. He wasn't just a shit, r100. He was a vile piece of shit.

Fuck him.

by Anonymousreply 132January 3, 2023 9:50 PM

First show of 2023 -- Howard reveals that he has his first grandchild.

by Anonymousreply 133January 3, 2023 10:02 PM

[quote]He was into bisexual swinging.

Fred the Elephant Boy was also an ardent Trump supporter, unfortunately.

by Anonymousreply 134January 3, 2023 10:09 PM

Fred the Elephant Boy died plus the woman who played Ronnie's mother on the radio also died.

by Anonymousreply 135January 3, 2023 10:52 PM

Roy Cohn's whore also died.

by Anonymousreply 136January 3, 2023 10:52 PM


I didn't listen to a lot today... didn't hear that and I can't find anything online

by Anonymousreply 137January 3, 2023 11:32 PM

I look up to my TV and there's a Nutrisystem commercial just about finishing. As I'm just about to look away, I see this guy who looks just like Jason Kaplan on the ad. I think I'm hallucinating. I decide to Google Jason, and it WAS him --dude went on the program to lose weight. I didn't really see how thin he is now as my brain had not caught up to the fact that it was him.

Keep an eye out. And RIP Fred

by Anonymousreply 138January 3, 2023 11:49 PM

R137, there's a thread or two about the grandkid mention on the Stern subreddit.

by Anonymousreply 139January 3, 2023 11:50 PM


thanks but I would think it would be a big news story so the lack of any media mention is weird

by Anonymousreply 140January 3, 2023 11:59 PM

R140, the daughter might want it kept private. Rumors of the kid's birth go back a couple years. This was just the first time Howard mentioned it on-air.

by Anonymousreply 141January 4, 2023 12:04 AM

There was a short clip of yesterdays show on the Howard Stern Youtube channel. Some of the staff went to Vegas to visit Ronnie and one of the names was one I never heard before... who is Blitt? I haven't listened regularly in about 2 years, but I thought I knew the most recent interns, writers, back office people, but I guess I don't. What is Blitt's role?

by Anonymousreply 142January 4, 2023 8:27 PM

Stern is fame whore who lost touch with reality

by Anonymousreply 143January 5, 2023 6:45 AM

Blitt does Priest and Boy, among other unfunny bits I can’t recall by name. He is gay and friends with Wilding. He’s been around for a few years.

by Anonymousreply 144January 5, 2023 7:16 AM

Correction, sorry, he may not be gay. He is not funny, either.

by Anonymousreply 145January 5, 2023 7:22 AM

How much can they run this JD birthday party with Ronnie into the ground.

I'm so fucking sick of Ronnie.

by Anonymousreply 146January 7, 2023 8:40 PM

Not to be confused with Howard K. Stern…

by Anonymousreply 147January 7, 2023 8:51 PM

Whatever happened to that slithering snake 🐍☝🏼

by Anonymousreply 148January 8, 2023 12:16 AM

Hollyweird Squares from 2003. This is one of the funniest things I have ever watched. Gilbert Gottfreid, Daniel Carver, The God Hates F$$s women, the recently deceased Fred the Elephant Boy, Jeff and Wendy the Retards....

WARNING: If you even think that this will offend you it will. Dont watch.

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by Anonymousreply 149January 8, 2023 3:59 AM

Wow, the R149 video has that vile woman from Westboro Church and two of her kids.

by Anonymousreply 150January 8, 2023 4:44 AM

@ R150

'You are the whore of the world' Jeff the Drunk at those women.

by Anonymousreply 151January 8, 2023 4:53 AM

That video at R149 is the funniest thing I've seen in years. I couldn't stop watching; I watched the whole thing and laughed to the point of tears. The funniest thing is how Howard and Robin act like all these people are normal and treat them respectfully while ad libbing.

by Anonymousreply 152January 8, 2023 6:03 AM

The "Whores" are sweethearts!

by Anonymousreply 153January 8, 2023 7:19 PM

Trump coming for Stern today.

So "presidential."

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by Anonymousreply 154January 8, 2023 8:05 PM

This is a good place to mention that Shirley Phelps-Roper's older daughter, Megan, who was 17 in the Hollywood Squares segment, was later exiled from the family when she began questioning the beliefs and practices of its church. She has since published a memoir about the experience and has tried to make amends with some of the groups she once harassed.

by Anonymousreply 155January 8, 2023 8:20 PM

Howard is best when he has a foil, so maybe this Trump attack will awaken something in him.

by Anonymousreply 156January 8, 2023 10:32 PM

r154 He does realize there are no ratings on Sat Radio right? Is a sub-service. The face that Trump listened to it means he is subscribing and therefor already a listener..

by Anonymousreply 157January 8, 2023 11:07 PM

Flipping through Youtube, a video of today's show was onscreen -- slightly curious I clicked on it to see what the gang had to say about the Super Bowl. It was sad to see that the show and crew are still acting like frat boys when not one of them is under 40. Richard Christy lost a bet on the game and the punishment these stooges came up with is for Will Murray to shave his pubes and have Richard glue them to his upper lip/chin. They all got hyped up for this 'hilarious' spectacle - Howard, Robin, JD, Sal and even old queen Ralph Cirella called in to take part in the fun. My face did not crack a smile. This show is a lost cause.

by Anonymousreply 158February 13, 2023 11:35 PM

[quote]General Howard Stern Thread

Well, they do call his fans an army.

by Anonymousreply 159February 13, 2023 11:55 PM

From that Youtube clip from today's show, it looks like a portion of the back room staff/writers are back in the Sirius studio. Will, Sal, Richard and some dude I don't recognize were all in some room set up like those NFL TV broadcast booths - big table where all four can sit at.

Howard, Robin and JD were all still on Zoom and working from home. I guess Howard ain't coming out of his bunker... I don't get why JD is still home. You think he gets full pay even if he's not going into NY.

by Anonymousreply 160February 14, 2023 2:02 AM

JD's either separated or divorced

by Anonymousreply 161February 14, 2023 10:54 AM

How do you know, R161?

by Anonymousreply 162February 14, 2023 11:43 AM

JD is in the middle of divorcing Tank.

The other week/weekend was supposed to be devoted to Benjy Bronk but all I heard over and over was Ronnie Mund shit.

by Anonymousreply 163February 14, 2023 11:54 AM

Just flipped it on to see what's up and, sure enough, RONNIE FUCKIN' MUND!

by Anonymousreply 164February 14, 2023 11:55 AM

R162 Well, for one, they haven't talked about his wife in a LONG TIME. Secondly, Robin let it slip early last week before JD was getting his head shaved. She said something like "you may meet the love of your life." Also, not one mention of his wife before or after the head shaving.

by Anonymousreply 165February 14, 2023 12:59 PM

I don't think either Robin or Howard will be back in the studio. Howard lives in Florida and Robin is outside of NY and may be too sick to travel.

by Anonymousreply 166February 14, 2023 1:01 PM

"I don't get why JD is still home."

His job is to download/record interesting stuff on tv which no longer requires VCRs or whatever old ass equipment his office had at Sirius. Likewise no need for tapes to be converted to audio anymore.

by Anonymousreply 167February 14, 2023 1:03 PM

JD was only married for like five minutes, right?

I actually haven't listened to the show in about three years, so anything I read is news to me.

by Anonymousreply 168February 14, 2023 4:27 PM

R166, I thought Howard live in the Hamptons? Did I miss something?

by Anonymousreply 169February 14, 2023 4:35 PM

If you check out Reddit even a lot of longtime Ronnie stans are getting tired of him having taken over the show. Especially since he is supposedly "retired."

by Anonymousreply 170February 14, 2023 5:08 PM

R169 He has several houses but is primarily in Florida. To my understanding.

R170 The Stern Reddit page is a cesspool of incel activity.

by Anonymousreply 171February 14, 2023 5:37 PM

I thought Howard lived in the city before Covid - he was chauffeured in to the Sirius studios. After Covid, he trotted off to his Hamptons place and was broadcasting from there. I recall reading that he bought a house in Florida, but not that he moved there full time. I thought he was staying in the NY area to be close to his parent(s).

by Anonymousreply 172February 14, 2023 5:39 PM

R166 Robin’s health has been fragile for a longtime now. I really enjoyed her news coverage segments when I was in school in their KROC era, but haven’t followed nor listened to Stern since he joined Sirius Radio.

by Anonymousreply 173February 14, 2023 6:02 PM

r172 Houward bought a 80 million dollar compound in florida.

by Anonymousreply 174February 14, 2023 7:43 PM

I don't mind Ronnie. He's given a lot to the show. Apples gets on my nerves.

by Anonymousreply 175February 14, 2023 10:01 PM

Didn't Robin do an Asian tour around the holiday break? That doesn't sound like her health is fragile

by Anonymousreply 176February 14, 2023 10:04 PM

r176 Robyn's health is fine. She just does not have to come in anymore, like Howard. The rumor is Howard told her not to come in so he doesn't have to.

by Anonymousreply 177February 14, 2023 11:40 PM

Saw a clip from yesterdays show on Youtube. The thumbnail showed Robin and some guy... it is Fred! I didn't recognize him at first because I haven't seen him in a while and he now has a mane of completely white hair. All of the other guys on the show have gray or partially gray hair - Richard Christie is all gray, and Sal and Gary have salt & pepper hair and beards.

After seeing that, I'm wondering if Howard has been lying all these years that his hair is naturally dark. I think he's vain enough to dye it.

by Anonymousreply 178February 24, 2023 12:31 AM

R178 Dye it? Its a wig or hair appliance and has been for years.

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by Anonymousreply 179February 24, 2023 2:55 AM

Got a rec for the Stern show Youtube channel today. He had Dr. Agus on, who Howard has referred to in the past as someone who he respects and takes medical advice from. The doctor says that if you want a longer life, don't retire. This could go either way in Howard's mind and impel him to stay on the air longer. On the flip side, Howard has told the story of his father retiring in his mid fifties and his dad lived to the ripe old age of 98, so he may take that fact into consideration.

by Anonymousreply 180February 28, 2023 9:50 PM

It's all Howard knows is doing the show. When Letterman retired you could tell he was just happy to not have to do anymore.Howard seems to still love doing the shoe.

by Anonymousreply 181March 1, 2023 2:15 AM

He works three times a week from his huge mansion, takes tons of vacation and makes hundreds of millions of dollars. Why on earth would he retire?

by Anonymousreply 182March 1, 2023 8:32 AM

Howard has many activities including painting, animal rescue, etc. He's said many times that he doesn't understand people who become bored.

That said the show is his identity. To retire is to acknowledge old age and a step closer to death. I imagine he'll carry on because why not? The studio's in his home. It's easy. It's not as if he wants to travel the world.

by Anonymousreply 183March 1, 2023 9:43 AM

Howard has been saying "this is my last year!" since back in the KROCK days 30+ years ago. How many times did he rag on Don Imus for being an old man on the radio? He would be appalled at himself if he knew he was still on the air in 2023.

by Anonymousreply 184March 1, 2023 11:30 AM

[quote]Howard has been saying "this is my last year!" since back in the KROCK days 30+ years ago.

Do you currently listen? Are you a Sirius subscriber?

by Anonymousreply 185March 1, 2023 11:50 AM

Might as well retire. The show is pretty much 80% Ronnie now anyways. Just make it official and turn the show over to him.

by Anonymousreply 186March 1, 2023 11:54 AM

I love Howard and will be quite sad when he retires but sometimes it gets a little creepy due to his age... I wonder if Sirius will keep 101 just to do reruns

by Anonymousreply 187March 1, 2023 12:03 PM

R187 Sirius would lose about half it's subs if Howard left.

by Anonymousreply 188March 1, 2023 2:36 PM


Yep and I might be one depending on what they do with the channels

by Anonymousreply 189March 1, 2023 2:40 PM

r187 Sirius leased his catalogue for 7 years after he retires.

by Anonymousreply 190March 1, 2023 3:14 PM

Tan Mom, Fake Donald Trump, Fake Alex Jones, High Register Sean, Lenny Dykstra, Memet, Asian Pete, Wood Yi, Larry "Ratso" Sloman (co-writer of Private Parts), the Kielbasa Queen, Vin the Retard

by Anonymousreply 191March 1, 2023 9:12 PM

Does Memet still work there?

by Anonymousreply 192March 1, 2023 11:09 PM

1995 was the height of the show.

by Anonymousreply 193March 2, 2023 2:03 AM

Anyone know why Jon Hein isn't on the wrap up show anymore? Is Memet still on the show? I haven't heard anything about him in a while

by Anonymousreply 194March 5, 2023 6:56 PM

Jon Hein was put in charge of all programming on Howard 101, so now his time is devoted only to that role.

I believe Memet is still with the show. I thought he was on within the past few weeks, but it could have been a repeat.

by Anonymousreply 195March 5, 2023 8:40 PM

R193, the show jumped the shark when Artie left in 2009. Yes, he was extremely homophobic, especially when he got really drunk, but it was definitely entertaining when he was there.

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by Anonymousreply 196March 5, 2023 9:03 PM

R196 I disagree. Those old shows with Artie did not age well. He was a louse and an embarrassment.

by Anonymousreply 197March 6, 2023 1:01 PM

Gone downhill the moment Jackie left and when Stern suddenly decided Gilbert G. was no longer allowed on the show. Meanwhile, that fight between him and Amy Heckerling's German nanny was probably the funniest thing ever on the show.

by Anonymousreply 198March 6, 2023 2:09 PM

The show definitely declined after Jackie.

by Anonymousreply 199March 6, 2023 2:21 PM

Pre Shark Jump moments:

The release of his movie. His divorce Jackie leaving.

I have to admit, Artie did add some longevity to the show, but eventually the drugs ruined him.

So the two ultimate shark jump moments were the decline and implosion of Artie, and his hiring Marci Turk to run day to day operations.

by Anonymousreply 200March 6, 2023 3:14 PM

R200, Marci Turk is unfairly blamed for the demise of the show. Howard hired her to implement changes, so any changes made were because Howard wanted it that way. This is like the owner of a house hiring a painter to color the walls in the living room red; and then when guests come over to visit, they blame the painter for the choice of color instead of the owner.

by Anonymousreply 201March 6, 2023 3:32 PM

Artie looks like Harvey Fierstein.

by Anonymousreply 202March 6, 2023 3:38 PM

Gilbert's two encounters with Amy Heckerling's nanny might have been the funniest things to ever happen on radio.

The nanny later ended her own life, I think (unrelated to Gilbert).

by Anonymousreply 203March 6, 2023 6:24 PM

Didn't realize Hein was programming.

He must be a huge Ronnie Mund fan.

by Anonymousreply 204March 6, 2023 6:32 PM

I hope that Artie is doing better these days. For a while, his name was popping up in the news because he was either caught buying drugs or speeding or fighting, so the silence may indicate that he's taking care of himself. I don't follow social media, so if he is on Instagram or Twitter or TikTok letting the world know how he's faring, I'm not aware. No idea if he still has a podcast or still doing standup, I just hope the guy is in a better place.

by Anonymousreply 205March 6, 2023 7:54 PM

Wow, the nanny committed suicide? I didn't know that. How terrible.

by Anonymousreply 206March 7, 2023 1:23 AM

The only reason I read the Stern Reddit page is for updates on "I got to heavy metal shows" Brent. Allegedly, he got busted doing coke when they went to LA and he was fired.

by Anonymousreply 207March 7, 2023 12:07 PM

Anybody know what’s going on with Robin’s diet? About 15 years, not a day went by that either Robin or someone was else was talking about her being vegan and what she was eating or not eating, doing coffee enemas, etc. Robin herself would be lecturing other people about their eating habits and if they ate only this, that or the other, they would be healthier.

That all seems to be gone now as far as I know. I don’t have Sirius, so I only know and hear about the show from free clips posted online, but it looks like Robin is back to being a fat woman who eats anything and everything. The clip below with Robin talking about the milk she has in her coffee has led people to believe her vegan days are history.

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by Anonymousreply 208March 7, 2023 12:44 PM

For fuck sake, she's a 70yo woman. Let her put as much milk in her coffee as she pleases.

by Anonymousreply 209March 7, 2023 1:07 PM

R209, hey, I love milk in coffee. I just find it interesting that she does too after lecturing everybody about food years ago.

by Anonymousreply 210March 7, 2023 1:32 PM

Could be almond or oat milk.

by Anonymousreply 211March 7, 2023 2:44 PM

Watched some recent interviews. When did he get real? I thought he was sex jokes?

by Anonymousreply 212March 7, 2023 2:48 PM

R211, could be, but we don’t know for sure, which leads to the question of what is currently going on with her diet. I haven’t heard any vegan talk since before she got cancer.

by Anonymousreply 213March 7, 2023 2:51 PM

Some classic Stuttering John interviews including Sir Andre Previn and at 20:25 an actual good one with Kevin Spacey.

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by Anonymousreply 214March 7, 2023 3:26 PM

The show was just fine without Jackie. Have you ever seen his standup? He was lucky to work for Howard. People act like the show was so amazing with Jackie, yet his career was never the same after he left.

by Anonymousreply 215March 7, 2023 4:07 PM

I’ve listened casually over the years but in the past decade it’s become mostly unbearable. My favorite Stern interview of all time is when he had the Ramones on and it turned into a bitchfest. And then the follow up bitchfest between Marky and Joey.

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by Anonymousreply 216March 7, 2023 4:12 PM

r215 The show declined without Jackie. He was the shows only extrovert and he was always up to nonsense. His life was an open book while Arties was just the opposite. The divorce and the loss of Jackie was the end of the open non-scripted show.

by Anonymousreply 217March 7, 2023 4:42 PM

Bah - the Benji years were excellent.

by Anonymousreply 218March 7, 2023 4:49 PM

How were Ronnie and Chris Wilding able to wrestle control of the show these days?

by Anonymousreply 219March 7, 2023 5:15 PM

Are they on vacation again this week?

by Anonymousreply 220March 7, 2023 7:19 PM

Jackie’s horrible stand up is what made the show so great. However, there’s a difference between between being a writer and being a stand up. Jackie was a writer, which fit Howard Stern perfectly. Artie was not, he struggled with writing, that’s why they had him tell stories, Benjie wrote. Gary also talked Howard into hiring Artie, so thank Baba Booey.

by Anonymousreply 221March 7, 2023 8:52 PM

This is just classic. The Jackie years were the best years. Definitely. When Jackie left, the satire went with him.

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by Anonymousreply 222March 7, 2023 8:58 PM

The fact that Jackie's jokes were so bad was why he was so funny. The ridicule he got within that studio was what made the show great.

by Anonymousreply 223March 7, 2023 9:03 PM

If I had to decide whether Jackie or Artie was better, I couldn't. They both contributed massively to the show with their messy lives. Ragging on Jackie and Artie were so funny and kept me glued to my radio. The only downside for me is how long the show has milked the "Jackie left the show" story. It goes on to this day... enough already.

by Anonymousreply 224March 7, 2023 9:40 PM

Who the hell is Samantha Fontana? I saw this show clip on Youtube and clicked on it because I recognized JD and Benjy but the woman was a mystery. When did she join the show and what is her role? This clip didn't really go into any detail of what she does. If she is a writer, this is such a change from the hardcore boys club the show has been for the last 40+ years. Does she play a character like that woman Rachel Butera used to do back in the past? Can anyone enlighten me, please.

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by Anonymousreply 225March 30, 2023 8:42 PM

Sam is the voice of Ivanka Trump on the show....probably others... but I know that one definitely.

by Anonymousreply 226March 30, 2023 9:03 PM

Saw a post on the HS Reddit page that Artie is selling the apartment he had for 20 years and that his website was closed down. Someone who supposedly "knows something" says that his mother is not doing well and it's suspected he's sold it for the money to help take care of her and he won't be doing standup dates for a while. Hope that, other than that, he's doing okay.

by Anonymousreply 227April 17, 2023 8:35 PM

[quote] "The greatest guests Howard ever had were never the A-list celebrities. They were people like Tiny Tim, Jackie Stallone and Gilbert Gottfried. And Trump when he was where he belonged: Among the rest of the clowns and freaks."

And Richard Simmons, R9.

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by Anonymousreply 228April 17, 2023 8:42 PM

It's amazing that Artie is still alive. But if his mother goes soon, I would make a bet that Artie will go soon after.

by Anonymousreply 229April 17, 2023 9:30 PM

I hope Artie doesn't sink so low that he goes off the cliff if his mother is no longer around. Let's hope he will try to stay alive for his sister Stacy... they will be all each other has.

by Anonymousreply 230April 17, 2023 9:41 PM

Artie would be so much happier if he just accepted that he's gay

by Anonymousreply 231April 17, 2023 10:10 PM

the Arite Lang Queer Eye was epic.

by Anonymousreply 232April 17, 2023 11:21 PM

Apparently Howard is losing his Covid fears - the show is broadcasting from Miami next week. I wonder if this is also a ploy to get out of NY and then move into his Florida estate permanently. Howard is probably tired of the winters up here and now will be able to get more use out of the mansion he paid for.

by Anonymousreply 233April 25, 2023 10:38 PM

I'm really enjoying listening to Stern and the group in Miami. So much better when everyone is in the same room.

by Anonymousreply 234May 3, 2023 12:33 AM

The Tradio and ‘Angry Political Guy’ crank phone calls still remain my fave. And for you Stern haters, I get it..but, let me add, he made a lot of his young 18-35 male , hetero listeners friendlier to LGBT than they would have been without Howard. We need all the allies we can get.

by Anonymousreply 235May 3, 2023 12:42 AM

Wild to see them back together after 3 years

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by Anonymousreply 236May 3, 2023 7:46 PM

There's something off with that Jon Blitt - I think he's somewhat sociopathic. And the way he speaks in that precise and almost over-enunciated fashion doesn't help either.

Someone on the (kind of vile) Howard Stern reddit page said he's loaded because his dad made a ton of money in internet porn, not sure if that's true.

by Anonymousreply 237May 3, 2023 9:23 PM

Pearlman REALLY needs to let that hair go. I know it's a tough thing to do, BUT he has a good face and could pull it off. Blitt is weird but it works. He's kinda sexy actually. I like his sense of humor. I noticed that Wilding was really up on Pearlman's jock this week making frequent comments about his biceps. I bet Wilding's on DL.

Yeah, that Reddit page is worse than DL x 1000. Very hateful.

by Anonymousreply 238May 4, 2023 10:48 AM

Memet used to be hot. Now he's gone all chubby.

by Anonymousreply 239May 4, 2023 5:45 PM

I am 100% sure Chris Wilding is on here… Chris, I think you’re adorable

by Anonymousreply 240May 4, 2023 6:47 PM

Is Robin in Miami with them? I couldn't tell from the video. I'm so glad Howard and everyone was back in the studio, hope it continues.

by Anonymousreply 241May 5, 2023 6:52 AM

Is Robin cured of the cancer she had? I don't keep up with the show anymore - well, not even since it left tv years ago, but I loved the vibe between the two of them.

by Anonymousreply 242May 5, 2023 7:14 AM

Robin was not in Miami. Howard talks about her like she is still sick. However, not that long ago she went to Vietnam and Thailand, so who knows.

The staffers had to pay their own way to go to Miami, that's why only a handful went. Howard was too cheap to foot the bill for his people. It was nice having people in a studio, but don't count on it happening again soon. I doubt Howard will ever leave his basement.

by Anonymousreply 243May 5, 2023 9:20 AM

R13, Or when he joined the mega-rich.

by Anonymousreply 244May 5, 2023 9:26 AM

R114, I still remember driving to my job (teacher) while listening to HS. Tears of laughter, indeed! Vulgar and hilarious, and I was like "Oh, my God!" in between laughing my rear off!

by Anonymousreply 245May 5, 2023 9:44 AM

^Those days are long gone. Show is no longer funny.

by Anonymousreply 246May 5, 2023 5:23 PM

Did they Explain why Robin didn’t go to Miami?

by Anonymousreply 247May 6, 2023 3:16 PM

[quote] He was a creep the way he treated Suzanne Vega in this interview.

That’s nothing. What was he really a creep about? Columbine.

I was listening and he was doing live radio coverage of it (well, contemporaneous). He said they were shooting girls who ran away, but there was no evidence they were sexually assaulting any of the girls. Stern wondered why not — if you’re going to shoot a woman, why not rape her too?

That was it for me, I was done.

by Anonymousreply 248May 6, 2023 3:28 PM

Matt Friend is the best HS impersonator.

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by Anonymousreply 249May 8, 2023 1:09 PM

Ronnie and Stephanie are listed on a wedding planning website called ZOLA and when you search for their names on the site, a dedicated page comes up but you need a password to actually view what they put on their registry. I saw on Reddit that people are trying to hack into their page there - I assume the trolls are curious to see what they want and I bet they're people who are curious to see what others (Howard? Robin? Gary?) are giving. Also this site is for handling things like getting a venue set up, picking vendors, etc. so I bet the hardcore fools want to hack in and create chaos and screw around with the info they find.

I despise Ronnie so much that I hope someone does get in and throw things off. I also don't like Stephanie... I have the suspicion that she's a golddigger.

by Anonymousreply 250May 10, 2023 9:05 PM

Jesus Christ, these Stern "Fans" are THE worst. No wonder Stern HATES his listeners.

R250 Why would you want some mouthbreathing Trump supporter to hack Ronnie's wedding site? What kind of asshole are you?

by Anonymousreply 251May 11, 2023 10:46 AM

I find Ronnie repellent and disgusting and some schadenfreude from his life would amuse me. I don't want him dead, I just want something a little crazy to happen. If you are a longtime fan, you KNOW that if this was one of Howard's rival DJ's back in the day, he'd be goading his trolls to do the same thing.

by Anonymousreply 252May 11, 2023 4:48 PM

Yeah, back in the day Howard would be telling his minions to boycott, hack into, protest, harass, terrorize, and I'm sure he'd suggest something like mess up the wedding of Rush Limbaugh/ Mark & Brian /Opie & Anthony /The Greaseman /etc.

by Anonymousreply 253May 11, 2023 4:52 PM

R251, Ronnie seems to be a deplorable himself, so it's more likely just a crazy fan who would hack it.

by Anonymousreply 254May 11, 2023 5:19 PM

R252 Yeah, back in the day. A hundred years ago. And if he was STILL doing that shit, you'd be bitching about THAT.


What happened between Wilding and Pearlman? I know he yelled at Chris and then Chris ran off. Oh, GOD. Wilding is one of those handsy gays when he gets drunk.

by Anonymousreply 255May 12, 2023 11:03 AM

Howard should bring into the studio more gay porn performers, like he’s done in the past.

by Anonymousreply 256May 12, 2023 11:25 AM

[quote] Yeah, back in the day Howard would be telling his minions to boycott, hack into, protest, harass, terrorize, and I'm sure he'd suggest something like mess up the wedding of Rush Limbaugh/ Mark & Brian /Opie & Anthony /The Greaseman /etc.

Don't forget his "Vote for Sanjaya" campaign on "American Idol"...

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by Anonymousreply 257May 12, 2023 2:43 PM

r255 what happened? Did Chris cop a feel?

by Anonymousreply 258May 13, 2023 8:52 PM

Is there an archive of his interviews? Are they available on Sirius?

by Anonymousreply 259May 13, 2023 8:54 PM

I know there are some Chris Wilding fans in this thread, so here's a treat for you. I don't know how it came up but JD apparently promised to kiss Chris to celebrate Pride Month. There is video of it which dropped on Youtube today.

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by Anonymousreply 260June 8, 2023 9:02 PM

I haven’t listened a lot lately but have they finally talked about JDs divorce?

by Anonymousreply 261June 8, 2023 9:26 PM

Howard is is the studio???

by Anonymousreply 262June 8, 2023 9:45 PM

Everyone but Howard and Robin are in the studio.

by Anonymousreply 263June 8, 2023 9:50 PM


thanks... in the Chris/JD clip it looks like all of them are in the same place except Robin of course

by Anonymousreply 264June 9, 2023 12:06 AM

anyone know what Chris's latest guy looks like?

by Anonymousreply 265June 21, 2023 1:05 AM

"It dozen matta!" and the way you'd always hear 'Robin's Theme' when she started the news no matter what.

by Anonymousreply 266June 21, 2023 4:41 AM

Howard changed when he left his first wife, married the blonde, and went to Sirrus.

by Anonymousreply 267June 21, 2023 5:44 AM

R267, no, the change really didn’t begin until after Artie left, and it became really apparent after Robin’s cancer diagnosis.

by Anonymousreply 268June 21, 2023 7:02 AM

R268 The big change was when he married Beth, and he cleaned up his act. I guess Beth wanted to rub shoulders with the A-list.

by Anonymousreply 269June 22, 2023 10:53 AM

R269, true, that is what started it all, but the change did not become apparent to his audience until sometime in the mid-2010s.

by Anonymousreply 270June 22, 2023 4:32 PM

Here's an example of the change: about ten years ago Madonna's on his show for the first time, and both Howard and Robin lobbed softball questions the whole time, asking as if they didn't know anything about her at all. "So, let's see, you're in Michigan, a few years out of high school, and you moved to New York to make it big. Am I right, was it New York? "

by Anonymousreply 271June 23, 2023 12:15 AM

The first, and one of the biggest "shark jump" moments was the making and release of Private Parts in 1996-97. Howard got a taste of the A list movie star lifestyle, and he loved it.

An earlier one was the loss of Billy West. The funniest person ever connected with the show.

The divorce from Alison was a huge moment. He was very lucky to have Artie Lange come in circa 2001, otherwise Jackie leaving would've been the final nail.

When Artie got too involved in drugs circa 2008-2009 the show took a major hit. Still listenable, but the show got worse and worse in that time period.

Artie leaving was the second to last nail. Marci Turk was the final nail in the coffin of entertainment on the Stern show.

by Anonymousreply 272June 23, 2023 1:05 AM

The Jackie years were light, fun, and satirical. The Artie years were dark, not funny, and angry. The show was never the same without Jackie. And blame Gary for Artie. He’s the one sho talked Howard into hiring Artie.

by Anonymousreply 273June 23, 2023 1:09 AM

People should link their favorite episodes. Howard's coverage of 9/11 is in the history books. I still listen every year (but skip past the commercials).

by Anonymousreply 274June 23, 2023 1:16 AM

r67 he saved howards life.

by Anonymousreply 275June 23, 2023 1:45 AM

He talked about his grandchild today! I thought that was supposed to be a big secret

by Anonymousreply 276June 26, 2023 11:27 PM

I love Harry’s cover of Sledgehammer on the HSS.

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by Anonymousreply 277June 26, 2023 11:39 PM

It was R276 - but Robin spilled the beans a few months ago.

by Anonymousreply 278June 27, 2023 1:13 AM

Really old school fans may remember the name Al Rosenberg. He was a guy who was a background character from the WNBC days. I recall him doing voices on the phone and in studio - he did a female voice but I'm blanking on her name. He was on the staff even before Jackie joined the show.

There was a post on Twitter from his daughter that he passed away this week. RIP Al

by Anonymousreply 279June 28, 2023 10:33 PM

One of the names of old Stern regulars that is missing from those groups of Wackpackers at R64 and R71 is... Uzo! Remember her? She was the African model who was in love with Howard and would call him God? She was on the show numerous times, always with a story about how she had rich men paying for her clothes, apartment, hair, taking her on trips, etc. She had a great body but a butter face, IMO.

She was entertaining and her stories were interesting. A while after she disappeared from the show there were stories in the NY Post that she was busted for being a prostitute and/or madam. I think she ended up in jail for that and came back for a follow-up interview. Wonder what she's doing these days.

ADDED: I just went to Reddit to see if there was anything about her. There was one update from 2016 that said that they "found" her and she is now into Nigerian prince scams. I believe it.

by Anonymousreply 280June 30, 2023 1:55 AM

Here is the complete 9/11 show

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by Anonymousreply 281June 30, 2023 4:08 AM

6/10/94 The Cleveland Funeral and rival station cutting the broadcasts wires Pt 1

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by Anonymousreply 282June 30, 2023 4:19 AM

Pt 2

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by Anonymousreply 283June 30, 2023 4:20 AM

I never understood the fascination with the 9/11 show. I heard it once, while it was happening, and for me that was enough.

Howard said some pretty terrible things that day, as I recall.

by Anonymousreply 284June 30, 2023 8:30 PM

The only 'terrible' thing he said after the planes hit the towers was that we should bomb the perps back to the stone age.

by Anonymousreply 285June 30, 2023 8:50 PM

The old shows that I re-listen to the most are the ones with KC Armstrong. KC is the crazy gift that keeps on giving.

by Anonymousreply 286July 1, 2023 12:23 AM

R286, did you know KC has a YouTube show? Interesting to hear him now, still struggling with demons. He seems like a nice guy.

by Anonymousreply 287July 1, 2023 6:31 PM

are they on vacation this week?

by Anonymousreply 288July 3, 2023 7:15 PM

They are on vacation until September.

by Anonymousreply 289July 3, 2023 8:14 PM


ah yes... I forgot they take the summer off now

by Anonymousreply 290July 3, 2023 8:17 PM

Is Robin ill again?

by Anonymousreply 291July 4, 2023 3:00 PM

KC's show is unlistenable.

by Anonymousreply 292July 4, 2023 3:33 PM

No one’s quite sure R291 but there’s lots of speculation that she is

by Anonymousreply 293July 4, 2023 5:37 PM

Two of the show regulars that I find just as repulsive as Ronnie are Lennie Dykstra and Debbie the Cum Lady. Listening to Lennie drone on about his drug and sexual conquests were stomach turning. He was pathetically trying to live off his prior fame as a NY Met and full of sordid stories about the women he was hooking up with.

On a similar sickening level is Debbie. Ugh. I don't even want to think about how disgusting this person is. She says she loves what she does, but I get the idea that she loves the attention she gets from the bottom feeders that use her as a dumpster.

by Anonymousreply 294July 7, 2023 9:14 PM

Anyone catch the live feed last night? I guess Howard got on with some of his friends and did the show live on a Sunday night.

by Anonymousreply 295July 17, 2023 10:36 PM


that show is on the sirius/xm app if anyone wants to listen

by Anonymousreply 296July 20, 2023 12:41 AM

Chris Wilding, are you here? You seem like a Datalounger.

by Anonymousreply 297July 21, 2023 11:30 AM

Howard has always been pro gay. This is from 11-1-95. He is calling out the media for their homophobia and hypocrisy for their criticism of Calvin Klein ads featuring male models.

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by Anonymousreply 298July 30, 2023 12:56 PM

at 43:00

by Anonymousreply 299July 30, 2023 12:56 PM

The new staff can’t hold a candle to Jackie, KC, Artie, etc. The only interesting thing about Ronnie is that he’s an old perverted guy who likes to be pegged.

by Anonymousreply 300July 30, 2023 1:29 PM

watching the Ashley Madison doc and they show a clip from Howard's Tiger Wood's mistress pageant that AM sponsored, Will is in the clip but I can't figure out who the other guy is... any help?

by Anonymousreply 301August 26, 2023 10:52 PM

R301 can you post a pic?

by Anonymousreply 302August 27, 2023 8:14 AM

R301 nevermind. Just saw a clip. Richie Wilson from Howard TV was there.

by Anonymousreply 303August 27, 2023 8:18 AM


thanks... I remember that name

by Anonymousreply 304August 27, 2023 11:45 AM

He is back after taking the entire summer off. I caught a short clip on Youtube today and it made me hate everyone on the show. Howard loves exploiting the staff when they are fighting and bringing their dirty laundry on the air and it happened again. Someone got married during the hiatus and he brought a staffer on the air to trash some other other guy who gave a low amount as a wedding gift. The whole office was roasting and shaming this one guy for that and Howard was sitting there lapping it up. It can't make for good staff relations if they are allowed to gang up on one guy for his decision on what to spend.

Not a huge deal, but he will take anything these days to fill time during the show.

by Anonymousreply 305September 6, 2023 9:18 PM

Tried to listen yesterday but after taking an entire summer off, the first thing Howard launches into was a Ronnie Mund update.

No thanks.

by Anonymousreply 306September 6, 2023 9:23 PM

[quote] Tiger Wood's mistress

Oh, dear!

by Anonymousreply 307September 6, 2023 9:38 PM

Did Chris Wilding ever fuck Andy Cohen? I know he had gastric distress while visiting his Latin whore BF in Panama.

by Anonymousreply 308September 6, 2023 9:43 PM

They used to be so hateful to celebrities. But he'd have creeps on like Trump and call them 'friends of the show'. Now he ass-kisses celebs.

by Anonymousreply 309September 6, 2023 9:49 PM

I listened in real time when he did the surprise show with all the celebs at his house. He really has done a 180 as far as his relations with celebs go. The celebs he used to roast he’s now friends with.

by Anonymousreply 310September 6, 2023 10:53 PM

Can someone explain to me the fascination with Ronnie Mund?

Is he a Stern relative? Why the major push??

by Anonymousreply 311September 6, 2023 11:13 PM

I don't get the Ronnie thing either. I do get an occasional chuckle hearing about his wild sex stories, but overall, he's not my favorite aspect of the show. And his refusal to say whether or not he voted for Trump (i.e., he did) just further turned me off.

by Anonymousreply 312September 7, 2023 12:30 AM

I have my own theories about the Ronnie focus: I got the impression that Howard has realized that Ronnie's sex stories are fodder for the drooling listeners so they can live vicariously through this 70+ year old man who has a young GF and still horny. Ronnie's a great foil - he can appeal to most dudes, particularly the ones who are married but dream of being in Ronnie's shoes. The other spectrum is to hype up the guys who may be single or have ED - Ronnie's stories can help them relive the good old days.

Also, Ronnie has such a hair trigger on most topics and Howard knows he can get set him off on any number of dumb topics, purely to let him ramble, argue and rant to fill time on the show.

by Anonymousreply 313September 7, 2023 1:54 AM

WTF? Howard Stern voted for Trump?

I thought he was too smart for that.

by Anonymousreply 314September 7, 2023 1:56 AM

While they all have voted for various republicans over the years, in the recent presidential elections, Howard, Robin, Fred, and Gary have voted for for the democratic candidate. I think the back office people are more conservative.

by Anonymousreply 315September 7, 2023 2:00 AM

[quote]WTF? Howard Stern voted for Trump?

No, Ronnie did the first time, but refused to say whether or not he did the second time (he did).

by Anonymousreply 316September 7, 2023 2:07 AM

R208 Robyn got Cancer and I think she gave up on the whole vegan thing and ate whatever the fuck she wanted to after she went into remission. The best thing I have ever seen is the old channel nine show. He hand on Richard Simmons nad three of his fat people working to lose weight Howard, Jackie and Fred sat there at a round table interviewing them and had fishing poles with twinkies and ho hos on them and they would lower them down in front of the fatties. OMG I peed my pants laughing.

by Anonymousreply 317September 7, 2023 2:23 AM

The Richard Simmons years were before my time with the show. I'm more a fan of the Mark Harris years. I recently discovered that Richard Simmons episodes on YouTube and they are pretty freaking funny.

by Anonymousreply 318September 7, 2023 2:25 AM

Does anyone else find Fred to be hot?

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by Anonymousreply 319September 7, 2023 2:26 AM

R319 = Gay Rich.

by Anonymousreply 320September 7, 2023 2:27 AM

Fred is/was a decent looking guy for a long time but in recent pics he could pass for an old lesbian.

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by Anonymousreply 321September 7, 2023 4:23 AM

The show is harrible.

by Anonymousreply 322September 7, 2023 1:09 PM

Howard is back in the Sirius studio today.

by Anonymousreply 323September 11, 2023 3:30 PM

Oh wow, i thought he would never go back. Is Robyn back too?

by Anonymousreply 324September 11, 2023 3:45 PM

Sorry, I can't answer about Robin. I didn't actually listen myself - I just looked at todays show rundown on the marksfriggin.com site and read it there.

by Anonymousreply 325September 11, 2023 4:20 PM

He risked COVID-19 to sit with (formerly) Themi Lovato.

by Anonymousreply 326September 11, 2023 9:18 PM

I watched a clip of today's show and Howard and Robin seem to still be broadcasting from home, but Gary and the other staff are back in the studio. Today's bit was several of the guys (JD, Gary, Memet and Mike) trying to climb the hallway walls like that murderer guy did to escape from prison this week.

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by Anonymousreply 327September 14, 2023 12:52 AM

I went to check out the marksfriggin site today to see if anything interest happened on this weeks shows and got a bit of a shock. It's the end of an era for Stern fans... the guy who has been writing daily show recaps has decided to stop as of 9/2023. Marksfriggin website has been a constant in the lives of Stern fans for 25+ years, meticulously writing recaps of each show. I stopped listening about 5 years ago but would occasionally check the website just to see what was going on and it was kind of sad to see the update. It was nice to be able to read up on the show, the staff, the guests and wackpackers, since I had been with the show since the WNBC days.

From reading Mark's explanation, he has several reasons for stopping - he says one is money but the other is that there are too many things happening in the show that he doesn't like. He specifically mentioned that hearing Joh Blitt segments makes him want to turn off the radio. The other thing he says is that Stern's celebrity interviews are no longer interesting to him, and hard to get through - he doesn't ever want to spend two hours typing out the details of some inane interview.

He says he doesn't hate the show, but it aggravates him too much now. Instead of full recaps, he will just list the show segments, same as how they are posted on the Sirius site. This will just show the hourly breakdown of the show by topic. Farewell and thanks, Mark!

by Anonymousreply 328October 4, 2023 5:47 PM

This Mark guy has dedicated so many years of his life documenting the show, out of own pocket, and has finally decided to end it. Wow. The show must be hella bad these days to push him to this point. I'm curious... what does this Jon Blitt do for the show? I know Sal, Richard, Benjy, Fred and some other write for the show, but what about Blitt? Does he do some of those obnoxious characters (Alex Jones, Trump) hear every once in a while?

by Anonymousreply 329October 4, 2023 9:05 PM

They had the whole summer off, came back right after Labor Day and are off again this week.

by Anonymousreply 330October 12, 2023 1:28 AM

The show is back from last weeks vacation and listeners get to hear about the big celebration that took place while everyone was away - Ronnie's wedding in Las Vegas. There are clips on Youtube with various people recapping their trip to Vegas to be a guest in the big event. The thumbnail for the clip shows old Ronnie and his child bride. He looks like her dad.

I hope this can finally be the end of the Ronnie circus. Oh, and Howard didn't even go to the wedding.

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by Anonymousreply 331October 17, 2023 7:28 PM

I tune out as soon as things turn to Ronnie or Beth.

by Anonymousreply 332October 17, 2023 7:40 PM

[quote] I tune out as soon as things turn to Ronnie or Beth.

So, you only listen about five minutes per week...

by Anonymousreply 333October 18, 2023 12:54 PM

The skits when he imitates his parents are the best.

by Anonymousreply 334October 18, 2023 4:46 PM

I just had a horrifying thought... what if Ronnie's new wife gets pregnant? That would mean even MORE reasons to give Ronnie airtime!

by Anonymousreply 335October 18, 2023 5:42 PM

Hopefully he's shooting blanks by now, R335.

by Anonymousreply 336October 18, 2023 6:06 PM

The old grandpas on the staff are still acting like they're frat boys - they are still pulling out the sad "Cocktober" bullshit. Those two juvenile donkeys, Sal and Richard, are still dreaming up ridiculous skits and tasks where they can show and/or play with weiners. Today they are doing something called "Dick or Sausage".

I can only imagine... probably someone gets blindfolded and something is put in their hand and they have to figure out what it is. Oh joy.

by Anonymousreply 337October 23, 2023 5:09 PM

I got Sirius xm for a deal of ten bucks a month for the next year. I can’t stand Ronnie. WhTs his job? He was a limo driver wasn’t he? How did that change? The girl he’s with - ugh how does she blow that aged cock?

by Anonymousreply 338October 23, 2023 5:15 PM

Tuned in this morning around 7:30ish, heard Ronnie and then immediately turned it off.

by Anonymousreply 339October 23, 2023 5:45 PM

Some Ronnie backstory for R338 - Ronnie started out as Howard's driver back in the 90's, then was given the job of security, supposedly after he stepped in when a crazed fan tried to attack Howard as he was exiting his limo. Ronnie got out of the car and into the studio, standing around to keep the wackpackers corralled, bring guests to the green room, etc. Ronnie then worked his "fame" into showing up at strip clubs as a celebrity/emcee, as a enticement to draw Stern fans into titty bars. Somehow, he got a huge following from low class blue color fans because he had a sleazy rapport with the strippers and dancers and got the reputation as a (creepy) ladies man. Ronnie ended up splitting from his longtime wife during the strip club years, and soon we were hearing that he was seen with a new young girlfriend, which only magnified him as a stud in peoples eyes. I think a lot of the listeners were living vicariously through Ronnie.

Ronnie stepped up to being the host of comedy shows, traveling around with a troupe of guys from the show (Sal, Richard, JD, Shuli) and rounded out with "real" comics. He was going across the US, into Canada and even going to some Caribbean islands. All during this, there was a running commentary about Ronnie and his young GF and their sex life. Ugh. Then the marriage talk started and Ronnie would get aggressively negative to discuss this. It made for hours of fodder for the show, unfortunately.

Ronnie finally proposed but also decided to retire and move to Nevada. You'd think that would be the end of him but it has not. Howard still has this fixation of putting him on the air to grunt and grumble about everything, but mostly his sex life. Howard loves it... it gives him hope that his shrinkydink will continue to work as he gets older.

by Anonymousreply 340October 23, 2023 5:54 PM

Ronnie's GF/wife is Stephanie, who is hard to read. Back in the day, she came on a few times and seemed pretty shy but not a doormat, even though Ronnie seemed to be half boyfriend/half Dad to her. I remember she was going to veterinary school or something, don't know who was paying for it, but she seems to have a brain and was preparing a career for herself. Don't know if she ever completed that schooling or got a job in the field.

Most people think she has some love for Ronnie but other minds wonder if she was pulled in by Ronnie's connection to the show... if she's a star f**ker.

I just remembered something... there was a terrible period where Ronnie was composing these really shitty poems and Howard had him read some on the air. Then it came out that Stephanie was showing up at some of Ronnie's strip club gigs and reading poems that SHE had written, which sounded as tacky as Ronnie's. You can interpret why she did this any way you like.

by Anonymousreply 341October 23, 2023 6:11 PM

I respect and applaud Howard's evolution, but I do prefer the old days when he was wide open and crazy. I'm listening to some old Mark Harris and Richard Simmons interviews. That was some good stuff. It's also interesting that Howard is very pro gay marriage, even in the 90s when it wasn't cool to be pro gay marriage.

by Anonymousreply 342October 23, 2023 6:17 PM

A caller this morning said to Howard that he had been listening since the Billy West days and asked Howard if they still keep in touch. Howard emphatically said "no". Was there drama when Billy left the show?

by Anonymousreply 343October 23, 2023 6:29 PM

[quote] Tuned in this morning around 7:30ish, heard Ronnie and then immediately turned it off.

Sure, Jan.

by Anonymousreply 344October 23, 2023 6:35 PM

The Billy West disappearance is shrouded in mystery. It's very strange that they dissect every second of the time when Jackie Martling left the show and when Stuttering John left for the Tonight Show but there is hardly a peep about what happened with Billy.

The two rumors I've heard most are: 1) Billy also wanted more money and left when he didn't get it; 2) There was talk that Billy had his wife negotiating/pulling strings hardcore, saying Billy wasn't being treated right(?) and gave an ultimatum. The bosses didn't appreciate her tactics and let him go, although this doesn't sound right because if he had a contract, could he be let go so abruptly? Maybe Billy's wife tried to sue the company for some reason which got the higher-ups pissed off and ready to cut ties. They paid him off and an NDA was part of it -- could explain why the show is so close-mouthed about it.

I've seen a few interviews with Billy since them - never interested enough to watch them but maybe he talked about the parting. Go look for them.

by Anonymousreply 345October 23, 2023 7:32 PM

Did a show with Billy West 2 years ago in Connecticut.

Sat by him at the luncheon table in the green room and he discussed the Stern show. No gossip. In fact, he was quite amiable about it telling one of the Ninja Turtles they were "a great group" to work with.

His gf/wife was way cool. She kept going on about how they were about to move to Santa Monica (or someplace else in SoCal, I can't remember exactly) and she could finally escape "Militia-gan." She called Michigan that several times. I tried convincing her MI needed her votes, not CA.

by Anonymousreply 346October 23, 2023 11:00 PM

I have Sirius, but have no idea if the show is live or just a rebroadcast. Stern doesn’t mention any news.

by Anonymousreply 347October 26, 2023 5:12 PM

They go live Mon-Fri from 7am-10am EST, unless they’re taking a holiday or the summer off.

by Anonymousreply 348October 26, 2023 5:30 PM

**sorry, I meant Mon-Wed.

by Anonymousreply 349October 26, 2023 5:30 PM

I do think it's weird that they stopped doing the news... I don't know why they stopped

by Anonymousreply 350October 26, 2023 8:33 PM

I think it stopped when they all started working from home due to COVID.

by Anonymousreply 351October 26, 2023 8:42 PM

Billy West was only on 3 days a week. He wanted to go full time, and get more money. Tom said "no." So Billy went to Howard and told him "hey, I'm gonna go to California to do voice overs." And he never looked back.

The fact is, if Howard had wanted to have Billy on full time, Tom would've made it happen. It was 100% Howard's decision to deny it for him.

by Anonymousreply 352October 26, 2023 9:57 PM

The News was the best segment they had. It seems clear that Robyn wasn't into it anymore, and perhaps even made NOT doing the News a condition of her return.

It is definitely awkward listening to Robyn try to piece together what is happening in the world today in order to fill at least some semblance of her traditional role. This is not a woman who stays current on world or U.S. affairs.

Everyone is lazy as fuck and they need to just end the show. I am thinking about calling in and saying it directly to Howard. Just fucking end it already.

by Anonymousreply 353October 27, 2023 5:10 PM

[quote] I am thinking about calling in and saying it directly to Howard. Just fucking end it already.

You'll never get past the screener.

by Anonymousreply 354October 27, 2023 6:30 PM

I would think they would relish the opportunity to have an interesting discussion for once.

by Anonymousreply 355October 27, 2023 6:32 PM

“Howard, you need to just call it quits?” “When was the last time you got laid? Can you believe this guy? Has he ever heard of the seek button?”

by Anonymousreply 356October 27, 2023 7:08 PM

In later shows, they would use those filthy Robin song parodies as the lead-in song for Robin’s News. They were so uproariously funny and dirty at Robin’s expense, and you could tell that she wasn’t always feeling it. I still listen to compilations of them on YouTube and spend hours laughing.

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by Anonymousreply 357October 28, 2023 1:56 PM

I think when Robin got sick, it changed a lot of things on the show, not just the news. I just think they moved the current news stories to the front end of the show as part of their general opening hour conversation.

by Anonymousreply 358October 28, 2023 2:02 PM

Longtime listener here. I have nothing to back this up, but my theory is that Howard was way tired of the news segment long before Covid, but then used the change in format during Covid as an excuse to jettison the news. For the few years prior, it was obvious that he was barely listening ("Anything else, Robin?"), I also imagine that Howard wasn't a fan of having to keep an eye on the clock during other shenanigans to be sure there was time at the end for the news.

by Anonymousreply 359October 28, 2023 9:08 PM

I'd rather hear the news than anything concerning Ronnie Mund.

by Anonymousreply 360October 29, 2023 1:33 AM

The news was always, ALWAYS the best part of this show.

by Anonymousreply 361October 29, 2023 2:11 AM

[quote]I am thinking about calling in and saying it directly to Howard. Just fucking end it already.

How original. He’s NEVER heard that.

by Anonymousreply 362October 29, 2023 11:03 AM

Without the news, any show could be taped or old. Makes me less interested. I got Sirius just for Stern. Bring back the news or I feel ripped off. Are they all pre taped? To make it even easier for Stern to show up in his crumbling wig?

by Anonymousreply 363October 29, 2023 6:57 PM

They always discuss current issues but just not during a particular segment dedicated to the news.

by Anonymousreply 364October 29, 2023 7:38 PM

Another fkn Ronnie Mund update.

by Anonymousreply 365October 30, 2023 12:34 PM

I have Sirius but it’d mostly audio of stern. I wish it was video.

by Anonymousreply 366October 31, 2023 3:19 AM

I have Sirius - but I know you used to have to spend a lot more to get some deluxe version to get Howard. Is that still true?

by Anonymousreply 367October 31, 2023 4:54 AM

Poor Robin.

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by Anonymousreply 368October 31, 2023 5:33 AM

Why does Ronnie have to be on for a Benjy update??

by Anonymousreply 369October 31, 2023 1:33 PM

R267, it’s only ten dollars a month to get access to Stern. If you contact Sirius , they can cancel your current subscription and give you the ten dollar deal.

by Anonymousreply 370October 31, 2023 1:38 PM

Seeing that picture of Robin reminded e of the time when she came back from her surgery and Howard would pontificate on how HE found the surgeon that saved her life. If HE didn't step in, Robin would probably have died. HE made it his mission to save her life.

His ego has/had no bounds.

by Anonymousreply 371October 31, 2023 5:04 PM

Thanks R370. And that's interesting R371. He reminds me a little bit of Russell Brand. Well not that crazy, but how wildly open he is about things most people wouldn't say.

by Anonymousreply 372November 1, 2023 1:13 AM

I think he was brilliant in the olden days, around the time of the Private Parts movie, but I can’t handle the obsequious interviewer he has become, so desperate to be seen as a nice guy.

by Anonymousreply 373November 1, 2023 1:48 AM

If the tabloids are to be believed, his marriage is collapsing. He sounds like a puss always talking about how much he loves his wife. He’s probably saying it so she doesn’t leave him.

by Anonymousreply 374November 1, 2023 2:15 AM

Howard was great from the early 80s through 2006 or so. The minute he hosted America’s Got Talent, it was all over. Howard and co. were brilliant with their un-PC humor. People would fall off their chairs at work at the bits they were doing. They were outrageous, offensive, and unbelievably hilarious. Who else could get Grandpa Munster, Al Lewis, to go on a F-U tirade at their F the FCC rally? Howard and Robin were wearing jump suits.

by Anonymousreply 375November 1, 2023 2:18 AM

I wish Sour Shies could be a presence. Howard has said that they made the offer but Sour couldn’t do it.

by Anonymousreply 376November 1, 2023 2:34 AM


by Anonymousreply 377November 1, 2023 2:34 AM

Do other people buy into his new nice guy image?

by Anonymousreply 378November 3, 2023 1:18 PM

Did anyone listen to Babs this morning? Very curious how it went and how many times Howard brought up his movie Private Parts.

by Anonymousreply 379November 7, 2023 6:17 PM

He was gushing.

by Anonymousreply 380November 7, 2023 7:08 PM

I think I read that Barbra has written a book, so I presume that she's making the rounds of media to push it, but I never in a million years expected to read that this could happen. I'm not a big BS fan but she seems kinda detached and arrogant IMO, to the point that hawking her bio on radio would be beneath her. I see her more as the Diane Sawyer or 60 Minutes type of interviewee.

Are they friends on the downlow or something and that's how this evolved?

by Anonymousreply 381November 7, 2023 7:08 PM

I’m listening now. He’s doing nothing but acting like best friends and a giant ass kisser. She’s acting like woe is me I got no respect!

by Anonymousreply 382November 7, 2023 10:27 PM

Dolly Parton on Howard?! Hell just froze over! I remember when they spliced up her audiobook and she was livid! This is crazy!!!

by Anonymousreply 383November 17, 2023 3:14 AM

"I LOVE n*g*er cock!"

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by Anonymousreply 384November 17, 2023 3:26 AM

Longtime show associate Ralph Cirella died unexpectedly during a medical procedure. Howard speaks about it - here's a clip.

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by Anonymousreply 385December 6, 2023 4:45 PM

That is crazy R385. Thanks for posting.

by Anonymousreply 386December 6, 2023 4:56 PM

Who would have thought Ray would have outlived Ralph?

by Anonymousreply 387December 6, 2023 5:42 PM

Here's a synopsis of the situation from a forum dedicated to Howard, where someone reported that Ralph apparently died of heart failure while being treated for a curable form of lymphoma. Howard says that Ralph "didn't take care of himself" and that he could have survived if he'd been healthy. Also, there was a comment that Ralph knew he needed to take care of his condition but didn't address it as quickly as he should.

I remember back in the late 90's and early 2000's Howard would occasionally chastise Ralph for being drunk or high in his presence and being disgusted with him. Did Ralph have some drug issues or did Howard mean he didn't take care of himself in the sense that he delayed medical treatment too long?

by Anonymousreply 388December 7, 2023 12:25 AM

Ralph refused to get health insurance for a long time. Also, he'd been feeling sick for months, and refused to see a doctor. That's what Howard meant, more than drugs or anything.

by Anonymousreply 389December 7, 2023 4:59 PM

I was feeling nostalgic after the Ralph situation last week and saw a 3 month free trial being offered for Sirius online - decided to enroll for the trial and listen to some old shows from the archive. Also because I used to love Medicated Pete and saw that he was a guest on the show in November, so I wanted to go back and see how that mistake of a human is faring. I doubt very much I will continue after the free trial... the show is too sad and tired now.

by Anonymousreply 390December 14, 2023 9:01 PM

r390 omg Medicated Pete and his baby arm dick. Did you hear how he lets gay men suck it but he is not gay?

by Anonymousreply 391December 15, 2023 1:48 AM

I really miss Artie. I wish he hadn’t self-destructed. Not only was he hilarious, but he responded to hilarity in others with lots of laughter, almost like a laugh track, but more sincere.

by Anonymousreply 392December 19, 2023 1:28 PM

I got the free trial and listened to some clips from last month -- the segment I heard was Howard ragging on Richard Christy for brushing his teeth in the kitchen/break room at work. I found this so tedious because they were recycling old fodder. This time it was "the staff tells on each other" - some guy tattles on his coworker and brings it to Howard to spin into something "interesting".

This time they used Richard Christy... even though everyone knows Richard is a subhuman hillbilly but they still use him to fill dead space, and him brushing his teeth in the break room sink is low-level stuff compared to his antics with his penis and Sal. Also, Richard is still playing the "I'm just a slow retard from Kansas" well into his 50's and being a father. He was playing it real dumb and goofy during this segment and it's so old. The third reason this was boring - Howard played along being outraged by Richard's actions, knowing that this guy is capable of even more disgusting moves. Then Howard started asking Richard to recount other disgusting things he did from years ago, like the time he sat in a homeless persons shit on a subway. Richard was giggling like a mongoloid while retelling this story for the hundredth time. Then I shut the radio off.... enough.

by Anonymousreply 393December 19, 2023 7:30 PM

Does anyone know why they don’t talk to Jessica Hahn anymore?

by Anonymousreply 394December 20, 2023 9:24 PM


Bringing up Jessica Hahn reminded me that her name is used in a song by Roger Waters of Pink Floyd. The song is called "It's a Miracle" and muses about how aliens observing earth would think that the human race is destroying itself.

This song came out in the 90's after the Jessica/Jim Baker affair. A few lines of the song use the scandal as an example of how news people use celebrities downfalls to sell papers, and how low humans can sink.

"Newshounds sniff the air as Jessica Hahn goes down - he latches onto that symbol of detachment. Attracted by the peeling away of feeling. The celebrity of the abused shell... the belle". (Jessica was called the Bible Belle for a while).

I always wondered if Jessica was flattered by this mention. Roger seemed to be on her side.

by Anonymousreply 395December 21, 2023 1:11 AM

I put the wrong song that mentioned Jessica - it's actually "Amused to Death".

by Anonymousreply 396December 21, 2023 3:07 AM

r394 Jessica retired from the public life when she married Stuntman Frank Lloyd. They divorced later but she has not been active at all in the public eye so probably why you never hear from her. You know who I miss? The singing psychic! What ever happened to her? oh yeah oh oh yeah...

by Anonymousreply 397December 21, 2023 7:18 PM

Jessica was "kept" by Married with Children creator Ron Levitt for years and years while he lived with his family. When he died, she called into Howard Stern devistated crying.

Around that time she had a feud with KC, who it sounded like hung out, banged her assistant, and did drugs with them. It seems like she had a pretty severe opiate/pill problem, in those years when they were sp easy to get.

I assume she's better now since theyre harder to get. Or she's doing "dirty 30s" which are fentynal pills from Mexico.

by Anonymousreply 398December 21, 2023 9:35 PM

Isn't he going to be 70 this birthday (1/12/2024)? Yeesh. Time to rest, Grandpa.

by Anonymousreply 399January 2, 2024 12:23 AM

I love this washed up era of Howard. It'll never be the peak gut busting comedy that it used to be - but it's a nice light listen. I feel like he's my sort of cool grandpa. It really sucks when they do the fake ass prank calls though.

by Anonymousreply 400January 2, 2024 12:32 AM

R393 I had no idea he was the drummer for Death for years and I always hated him on the show - but I have to give him respect for that work. I doubt there are any death metal fans on DL but the Sound Of Perseverance is an absolutely legendary album in that world and his performance is exceptional.

by Anonymousreply 401January 2, 2024 12:35 AM

Did Ray Stern officially die? I've seen some rumors online, but no confirmation. Does anyone know if Howard was live today and talked about her?

by Anonymousreply 402January 29, 2024 8:53 PM

he was not live today... sad if she did... I will miss them both

by Anonymousreply 403January 29, 2024 10:29 PM

Any new news on Sour Shoes? He was hot.

by Anonymousreply 404January 29, 2024 11:06 PM

Rat Stern is dead.

by Anonymousreply 405January 29, 2024 11:07 PM

*Ray !!!

by Anonymousreply 406January 29, 2024 11:08 PM

While it would not shock me, are there legit reports?

by Anonymousreply 407January 29, 2024 11:23 PM

[quote] When did he become a general and what army is he in?

Army of Lovers, Rose. He was promoted to General of it last year by the King of Sweden.

by Anonymousreply 408January 29, 2024 11:29 PM

I was the one who said she died above- I went to get a link and now notice it’s all nothing websites so I’m sorry- maybe I’m wrong. It’s not I. Any real websites. RAY LIVES!

by Anonymousreply 409January 29, 2024 11:52 PM

According to Maryann from Brooklyn, this week off was planned. It wasn't due to an emergency or last -minute decision.

by Anonymousreply 410January 30, 2024 12:07 PM

He announced at the end of last Wednesday's show that they would be off this week as part of a planned week off.

by Anonymousreply 411January 30, 2024 1:31 PM

Someone on Youtube had put together all of the clips where Howard talked about and/or made fun of Kathie Lee Gifford. I heard these live back in the day, and hearing them again now is just as funny. It is hilarious how mean he was to this woman. This is prime entertainment for anyone who was/is a fan of late 90's-early 2000's Howard.

These KLG clips span years... starting when she and Regis ruled morning TV, where Howard confesses that he thought KLG was hot. Then it starts to go downhill when she starts using her platform to spew religious statements and being judgmental of girls like Britney and Christina Aguilera being bad influences - that's when Howie started bashing her. He finds any tiny thing to rag on her - that she was born a Jew but then became Christian, that she pushing her golden child Cody down our throats, her gooey music albums with terrible singing, her K-Mart clothes made by children in sweatshops, her vapidness, that she sided with the Kennedy family when one was accused of child rape, etc.

The icing on this cake was when Frank Gifford was caught having an affair and Howard milks that for years of torture toward KLG. Yes, Howard could be a mean son of bitch towards KLG, but it was still funny.

by Anonymousreply 412February 11, 2024 10:33 PM

If anyone here visited the website "Stern Universe", it is currently suspended. This site was one I frequented a lot in the last 10 years. They had an archive of full shows going back to the 90's. The owner also made great clip shows, where they would search out all of the audio of random Stern folks and put them on one file. I had hours of fun listening to clip shows of people like Hank the Dwarf, Crackhead Bob, Fred, Miss Howard Stern, and almost all the other staff, callers and wackpackers.

This site was heavily visited back in the day but it had significant drop-off of visitors the last couple years and maybe the owner just gave up? Not sure if this is a temp or permanent suspension, but if it is gone, I will be sad.

by Anonymousreply 413February 20, 2024 7:41 PM

So many crazy characters on that show. I miss Crazy Alice and Artie. " hi my sweet Fred!".

by Anonymousreply 414February 20, 2024 8:08 PM

it is outrageous that marksfriggin.com did such a wonderful job of summarizing each day’s show for many years and fucking Howard couldn’t be bothered to throw the guy a few bucks.

by Anonymousreply 415February 20, 2024 9:35 PM

A couple Bababooey song parodies to celebrate the beginning of the weekend.

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by Anonymousreply 416March 23, 2024 3:21 AM

Someone posted on another Stern forum that Crazy Cabbie died this week. Hopefully this is not an April Fool's joke, as it was dropped 4/01 via a video on Youtube. The poster is someone named Cane Peterson and I remember that Cabbie was co-host on "The Cane Show" back on WXRK when Howard was still on terrestrial radio.

I enjoyed Cabbie - he was abrasive and over the top, but he also gave hours of entertainment: his tax snafu and jail time, meeting his birth mother, his boxing match with Stuttering John, his drug issues, his military stories, saying he's had sex with men and being unapologetic about it, his mental hospital escapades, his rocky love life w/his girlfriend, etc.

It was sad that he had issues with his heath in his later years, which he attributed to being in the Gulf War and being in contact with various chemical weapons that were used towards the enemy but the US crews got doused with also. I heard a few interviews with him done in the last 8-10 years and Cabbie was wheelchair bound with a muscle wasting disease. That was horrible to hear. I feel so bad for him.

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by Anonymousreply 417April 3, 2024 6:57 PM

Where in Florida does Howard live?

by Anonymousreply 418April 4, 2024 5:43 PM

Cabbie was way overexposed back in the day but on hindsight he did provide some good content.

by Anonymousreply 419April 15, 2024 1:04 PM

[quote] Where in Florida does Howard live?

Try google.

by Anonymousreply 420April 15, 2024 1:05 PM

I wasn't aware he was in the military.

by Anonymousreply 421April 15, 2024 1:07 PM

So proud of Howard this morning! Had no idea he interviewed the President. I woke up and saw it all over TikTok. Howard looked great, and from clips it seemed he did an awesome interview and even came to work on a Friday! Anyone listen to the whole interview?

by Anonymousreply 422April 27, 2024 2:04 PM

Listening now!

by Anonymousreply 423April 27, 2024 2:06 PM

Supposedly Howard sold his Palm Beach, FL home to Jeff Bezos.

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by Anonymousreply 425April 28, 2024 2:53 PM

General? I surprised he made it past Major.

by Anonymousreply 426April 28, 2024 2:55 PM

Fuck you, gay Howard!

by Anonymousreply 427April 28, 2024 4:13 PM

Holy shit, was Howard making so much that he could afford a $54M home??? Wow! Are people still listening to him in great numbers, since he became a goodie two-shoes?

by Anonymousreply 428May 12, 2024 1:08 AM

I didn’t know he was even in the military!

by Anonymousreply 429May 12, 2024 1:13 AM

this is pretty good

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by Anonymousreply 430May 14, 2024 12:58 AM

Howard may have millions but as of a few years ago he was complaining about how much he has to pay for his mothers care. She has a live-in aide and Howie whined how expensive it is. Yeesh.

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