Howard Stern

Howard Stern


1/12/1954, Roosevelt, Long Island, New York (USA)

Birth Name

Howard Allan Stern



Also Known As

The Howard, H. Stern
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Howard Allen Stern was born January 12, 1954 to Ben and Rae Stern. Howard spent his child hood growing up in Roosevelt, NY, which is a suburb in Long Island.

Following Stern's graduation from Boston University, he began what became arguably the most important radio broadcaster of all-time…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • When he convinced listeners to boycott WNBC after his firing from there, the entire station went out of business and had to re-locate. He held a public event celebrating the "death" of WNBC as a mock funeral. When he was in Philadelphia and he defeated then #1 Morning Zoo radio personality John DeBella, he held a mock funeral for him as well in Rittenhouse Square (where John's home office was). And when he came out to LA and outdid the top radio personalities Mark and Brian, he held a faux-funeral for them as well.





















    • He had a rest stop named after him in 1995 by Governor Todd Whitman whom he helped to get to office. In 2003, it was shut down due to "continued lewd public activity."

    • He received the 1997 Blockbuster Entertainment Award for "Favorite Newcomer" in 1998 for his role playing himself in the biopic "Private Parts" which was based on his own 1993 best-seller. He showed up to accept the award personally and made a public spectacle of himself with Heather Locklear.

    • Stern was finally inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2014. He claimed to be honored, but refused to show up at the official inauguration as it took so long for them to admit him and he felt the committee had no real credibility.


    • Stern was finally inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2014. He claimed to be honored, but refused to show up at the official inaugeration as it took so long for them to admit him and he felt the committee had no real credability.

    • In 1994, when "Billboard Magazine" added the "Nationally Syndicated Air Personality of the Year" category to its annual radio awards based on entertainment value, creativity and ratings success. Stern was the winner from 1994 to 2002.

    • At the beginning of the February 14, 2007 broadcast of The Howard Stern Show, Howard announced that he and his girlfriend of 7 years, Beth Ostrosky, had become engaged the previous evening.

    • Jeweler Steven Singer told Howard on-air that he could get away with buying about a forty to fifty thousand dollar engagement ring for Beth if he ever decided to propose.

    • Over the past few weeks, Howard has been hinting at the fact that he plans on marrying his long-time girlfriend, Beth O., despite his saying that he would never get married again after divorcing his first wife.

    • On Friday, December 15, 2006, Howard appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live via satellite from his home in New York City.

    • On Thursday, December 14, 2006, Howard appeared on Late Night With Conan O'Brien.

    • On Tuesday, December 12, 2006, Stern appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman wearing a Santa Claus outfit.

    • On November 6, 2006, despite being very liberal, Howard announced on-air that he would be voting for some Republican candidates in tomorrow's elections.

    • Howard's final broadcast of The Howard Stern Show over "terrestrial" radio airwaves was on December 16, 2005.

    • Howard married Alison Berns in 1978. However, the couple separated in 1999 and divorced in 2001.

    • Howard has three girls with his ex-wife, Allison: Emily (b. 1984), Deborah (b. 1987) and Ashley Jade (b. 1993).

    • On January 17, 2006, Howard admitted on the air that he has had plastic surgery on his nose and chin/throat area.

    • Howard began broadcasting over the Sirius Satellite Radio airwaves on January 9, 2006.

    • In October 2004, Howard signed a 5-year, $500 million deal with Sirius Satellite Radio, where he would work following the expiration of his contract with Infinity Broadcasting.

    • In 1992, the FCC fined The Howard Stern Show's owner, Infinity Broadcasting, $600,000, after Stern discussed (among other things), masturbating to a picture of Aunt Jemima.

    • The tagline for both Howard's book and movie, titled Private Parts was, 'Never before has a man done so much with so little.'

    • Howard dropped out of the 1994 New York governor's race when he refused to disclose how much money he was worth.

    • In 1994, Howard ran for governor of New York as a Libertarian candidate. His platform was to: fix the roads at night, repeal the death penalty and resign after accomplishing the crime and traffic issues.

    • In 1976, Howard graduated from Boston University with a 3.8 GPA and a B.A. in communications.

    • Howard's first radio experience was at Boston University, where he volunteered at the college radio station. Along with several other students, he created an on-air show called the King Schmaltz Bagel Hour, a takeoff on the popular King Biscuit Flour Hour. Predicting his penchant for controversy, the show was canceled after its first broadcast, which included the comedy sketch "Name That Sin," a game show where contestants confessed their worst sins.

    • Howard met his sidekick, Robin Quivers, in March 1981 through Denise Oliver, the program director at DC-101.

    • Howard's previous company, Infinity Broadcasting, was responsible for paying a $1.7 million fine to the FCC for Howard's indency on the Howard Stern Show.

    • Howard's radio/television personality nemesis, Rush Limbaugh, shares a birthday with Howard (1/12), except Rush was born three years before Howard in 1951.

    • Howard ran for governor of New York in 1994 as a Libertarian candidate. He dropped out of the race when he refused to disclose how much money he was worth.

    • At the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards, Howard dressed up as his self-created superhero, "Fartman." Luke Perry was his co-presenter because no one else would do it.

    • Howard's (now ex-) wife, Allison got mad at Howard for his discussing her miscarriage on the air.

    • As a kid, Howard's father always called him a "moron."

    • In 2006 Howard was named #5 out of the Top 100 Celebrities by Forbes. He was #13 in 2007.

    • Strongly against the U.S. going to war with Iraq.

    • In 1993, Howard's book Private Parts was published. A movie version of Private Parts was released in 1997.

    • (February 2002) Stated on his radio show that since his divorce, the word "marriage" has left his vocabulary for good. While he is deeply in love with actress Beth Ostrosky, they have no plans to even live together. His three daughters are the only people he says he's willing to live with at this point.

  • Quotes

    • Howard: I believe radio is a habitual kind of medium. That people wake up in the morning, they go to work and they want to hear their favorite disc jockey. and if you're not there on Fridays, you are doing a disservice to his audience.

    • Howard: They've come up with some sort of fine or something, or some sort of "Notice of Apparent Liability." They're after me again, ... I don't care how many times, as long as they don't come after me personally.

    • Howard: It is pretty shocking that governmental interference into our rights and free speech takes place in the U.S., ... It's hard to reconcile this with the 'land of the free' and the 'home of the brave.'

    • Howard: I'm sickened by all religions. Religion has divided people. I don't think there's any difference between the pope wearing a large hat and parading around with a smoking purse and an African painting his face white and praying to a rock.

    • Howard (on Jon Bon Jovi after a concert celebrating the launch of his new the cologne, the proceeds of which will go to several charities): I think what Jon is doing is terrific, and he's a guy who thinks about what's going on in the world.