- I AM NOT Howard Stern. Writing to my email address will NOT
get Howard a message. His radio station WXRK does have 3 email addresses
which are linked on their address above. If you would like to write to
Howard, send it to his station address or fax it. Both address and fax
number are listed above.
- Howard Stern's show is NOT available on the internet via real
audio and as far as I know WON'T EVER BE.
Ocassionally, however, the show does pop up somewhere. When it does,
you can be sure that within 2 days it will be gone. This has been the
case for his Charlotte and Orlando AudioNet feeds. On USENET, you can
sometimes find the whole show in 14.4 Real Audio format in the
As far as getting Howard on in new markets, it is
totally dependent on the individual stations within each market. The show
costs between $250,000 and a million dollars a year. If your station is
willing to invest this, they can get Stern. The payback in revenue will be
- Howard attended Boston University and in 1973 worked on their college
radio station, WTBU. The program was called the "King Schmaltz Bagel Hour."
Howard performed the "Godzilla Goes to Harlem" bit. He worked with Bob
Petric. He was fired on the air by Hank Sennet the station manager. He
graduated, Magna Cum Laude, in 1976.
- Howard married his Boston University sweetheart Alison Burns (
B. 05-25-54) on June 4, 1978. There wedding song was "Let it Be Me" by
Willie Nelson. They honeymooned in Mexico.
- Billy West's departure from the show was strictly related to financial
disputes between Infinity Broadcasting and himself, who was originally
appearing on the show for 3 days a week. He wanted to get as much as all
the cast for only appearing for that amount of time, or something to that
effect. Also, he felt he could do better in Hollywood doing
cartoon voices than he was just on Stern's show. Billy West has been
successful, doing a wide array of voices for television commercials,
and movies such as "Joe's Apartment" and I think even Bugs Bunny in
"Space Jam", reports say. The crew is not mad at Billy, although when
asked about it Stern declines comment.
- If you do not live in a market that has Stern, the best thing you can do
to get the show is to move. Other than that, if you have $7,000+ to spare,
you can purchase a satellite dish and special decoder/descrambler (see
below). If that seems to much, if you live within 200 miles of an
affiliate, a good outdoor FM antenna should do the trick.
- If you are in search of a way to hear Stern without using a local radio
station, Stern can be heard via satellite but only if you are willing to
shell out the minimum $7,000 for the SEDAT satellite decoding equipment.
SEDAT is a proprietary digital transmission method for which there is
currently no way for a backyard dish owner to obtain a decoder and
authorization to receive. They're using digital ADATS scrambling, both
for signal integrity and privacy. Decoders are about $2K, and I think
you have to have a "key" to decode the broadcasts. Regarding which
satellite Howard is on..... Satellite C5 (located at 139 degrees WEST),
transponder 23, channel 14. However, this is a SEDAT digital signal, so
unless you have about $10,000 for a SEDAT receiver and a satellite dish,
plus the $$$ to pay WXRK for the rights, a private person in their house
cannot get the live show via satellite. I have spoken with people who
have incurred this expense and, I guess if you can afford it, it's worth
- Rumors that Howard will be coming to Tampa, Denver, Seattle, Houston,
Atlanta, Nashville, Cincinnati, Kansas City, and Milwaukee are just
that, rumors. However, rumors usually don't start for no reason.
Louisville and Toronto had been rumored for quite some time, and now
they have Howard.
- The soundtrack to his movie Private Parts was released February
25th. There are 5 CD covers. One was sent only to radio stations. This
cover shows a naked Howard with his genitals being covered by the hand of
an off-camera stripper. The other four are out in the stores, one cover
being the movie poster which is wide-spread. The three others were only
produced in limited quantities. The pictures are Howard climbing the Empire
State Building with the tower covering his schween and him grabbing a plane
that says "FCC" out of the sky, Howard the giant standing in the middle of a
city with his hand over his genitals and stripper-angels flying around
draping movie film wrapped on him, and the third Howard's face with
sunglasses covering 1/3 of his eyes with fire in the reflection
- E! Entertainment Television, despite being bought by Disney, has no plans
on dropping Howard's show from their line-up. It can be seen Monday-Friday
from 11pm-12am and 2:00am, and Saturday 10pm-11pm Eastern time. In the hour
blocks, the first half hour is a new never-before-aired show, except Saturday.
Since Disney's appearance into Stern's life, many people report the E! show
becoming more and more lame...
- There is a Howard Stern mailing list. To get on the mailing list, send
a letter with ONLY the word subscribe in the body to
- USA Network will be airing Private Parts with additional footage in 1999.
Private Parts is currently available for video rental, and for purchase on
laser disc. His movie is also showing frequently on Pay-Per-View. The
movie is currently not available for purchase at the "priced-to-own" cost;
it's going for anywhere up from $90.
- Howard Stern's email address is undisclosed to the public. From what
he's mentioned on the air, he only uses it to converse with other
celebrities or between himself and the crew.
- The WWOR Channel 9 shows are still tied up in letigation and have not
been aired or re-released. Due to this, there is a huge underground
trade of these rare classics. Check and/or post in usenet in
alt.fan.howard-stern if you're looking
for old Stern videos, shows, appearances, and merchandise.