The History of Howard Stern
Starting Monday, July 6th at 7 am ET, and running through Friday, July 17th, tune into The History of Howard Stern on Howard 100 and Howard 101.
Whether you're a die-hard superfan, or new to the Howard world, you'll want to tune in for the ultimate journey of the man who redefined broadcasting. Hear extensive audio from Howard's personal vault, plus exclusive commentary form Howard, celebrities and family who have witnessed Stern's meteoric rise to superstardom firsthand.
Binge listeners: You can listen to The History of Howard Stern in its entirety On Demand starting Saturday, July 4th!
See below for summaries of each day.
Day 1: July 6
The History of Howard Stern special starts with the early years. Hear about Howard's childhood and early interest in radio, his time at WTBU at Boston University, and then his early jobs in radio -- WRNW in Westchester, WCCC in Hartford and WWWW in Detroit.
Day 2: July 7
Howard goes to Washington! The King of All Media heads to DC-101 in Washington D.C., where he meets Robin Quivers and hires Fred Norris. Continue on with Howard to WNBC in New York, where Howard meets Pig Virus, brings Gary Dell'Abate on board, appears on Late Night with David Letterman, and then is ultimately fired.
Day 3: July 8
Howard signs with K-Rock in New York City, debuting on Nov. 18, 1985. The signing leads to a ratings spike at K-Rock, and on Feb. 18, 1986, The Howard Stern Show moves to mornings. Jackie "The Jokeman" Martling is hired, and Howard appears on The Late Show with Arsenio Hall.
Day 4: July 9
The Howard Stern Show returns to Washington D.C. on Sept. 29, 1988. We hear Stuttering John's first interview, Jackie's first walkout, and the arrival of Billy West. The Channel 9 show launches in July 1990, and later that month, "Baba Booey" is born.
Day 5: July 10
Howard's show is syndicated in L.A. starting in July, 1991, and Howard asks Gary to "Repeat after me ..." On April 13, 1992, Howard delivers an on-air tribute to Sam Kinison. Syndication later continues on to Chicago, and Howard announces the Fartman movie on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Day 6: July 13
The King of All Media moves to publishing, releasing Private Parts. Shortly after the book's release, Howard Stern launches his campaign for governor. Day 6 concludes with the announcement of the Private Parts movie.
Day 7: July 14
Howard continues his TV takeover, as The Howard Stern Show debuts on E! on June 17, 1994. Howard begins syndicating to Boston and Hartford, and Sal the Stockbroker pranks Gary.
Day 8: July 15
We look back at the shooting of Private Parts, including the memories of Jenna Jameson walking around naked on set. Meet Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf and The Jesus Twins, and wrap up Day 8 with the Private Parts world premiere at Madison Square Garden.
Day 9: July 16
Satellite radio? Howard talks about it on the show, shortly before Jackie's six-week walkout. We witness the arrival of Benjy Bronk, the departure of Steve Grillo, and the interviews of several Hollywood A-listers, including Robert Duvall, George Clooney and James Caan. And, it's time: The Gary Love Tape, Parts 1 and 2.
Day 10: July 17
Hear what was arguably Dave Grohl's most famous performance, his live, acoustic rendition of Everlong. Jackie Martling leaves the show, and Howard sets out to find a new comedian for the Jackie chair. Enter: Artie Lange. Stuttering John leaves for the Tonight Show, Sal Governale and JD Harmeyer are hired, and Howard makes the decision to sign with Sirius Satellite Radio.