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Howard Stern

Radio Personality
Born Jan 12, 1954

Howard Allan Stern is an American radio personality, television host, author, actor and photographer best known for his radio show which was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2005. He gained wide recognition in the 1990s and is labeled a "shock jock" for his outspoken and sometimes controversial style. Stern has been exclusive to Sirius XM Radio, a subscription-based satellite radio service, since 2006.… Read More

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1954 Birth Stern was born Howard Allan Stern on January 12, 1954, the second child of Bernard and Ray (née Schiffman) Stern who lived in the Jackson Heights neighborhood of Queens in New York City. … Read More
1955 1 Year Old In 1955, the family moved to Roosevelt, New York on Long Island where Stern attended Washington-Rose Elementary School followed by Roosevelt Junior-Senior High School. … Read More


1969 15 Years Old In June 1969 the family moved to Rockville Centre, and Stern, at age fifteen, transferred to South Side High School where he graduated in 1972. … Read More
1972 18 Years Old In 1972, Stern spent the first two of four years at Boston University in its College of Basic Studies. … Read More


1974 - 1979 9 More Events
1980 26 Years Old 1 More Event
Stern left WCCC in early 1980 after he was denied a "lousy, stinking twenty-five-dollar-a-week raise". … Read More
1981 27 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 1981, when Stern's ratings showed no sign of a strong audience, the station changed formats overnight from rock to country music, much to Stern's annoyance. … Read More
Despite the content restrictions enforced by management, the pair were a success; by January 1982, Stern had the second highest rated morning show in the area.


1984 30 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1984, Stern acquired Don Buchwald as his agent who supervised Stern's new three-year contract with WNBC in early 1985.
In May 1985, Stern claimed the highest ratings at WNBC in four years with a 5.7% market share.
1986 32 Years Old Determined to beat WNBC in the ratings, he moved to the morning slot in February 1986. … Read More
1987 33 Years Old 1 More Event
Stern's first venture into television began in 1987 when the Fox network sought a replacement for The Late Show, a late-night talk show hosted by Joan Rivers.
1988 - 1989 2 More Events
1990 36 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1990, Rolling Stone predicted Stern was set "on the fast track to multimedia stardom". … Read More
1991 37 Years Old In light of the FCC issuing its first fine to Infinity over material it deemed indecent, Stern released a compilation album of censored moments from his radio show on cassette and CD as Crucified by the FCC in February 1991.
In 1992, Stern's increasing popularity as a radio and television personality led to him describing himself as "King of All Media". … Read More
In 1993, the project was abandoned due to disagreements between Stern and New Line regarding the film's content, rating, and merchandising rights. … Read More


The show was released for home video in early 1994 entitled Howard Stern's New Year's Rotten Eve 1994.
On April 3, 1995, three days after the shooting of singer Selena, Stern's comments regarding her death and Mexican Americans caused controversy in the Hispanic community. … Read More
1996 42 Years Old Filming began in May 1996 and lasted for four months with Stern and his radio show staff acting as themselves. … Read More
…  The former was made into a biographical comedy film in 1997 that had Stern and his radio show staff play as themselves which topped the US box office in its opening week and grossed $41.2 million domestically. … Read More


In early 2004, Stern spoke of talks with ABC to host a primetime television interview program, but the project never materialized.
2005 51 Years Old Two channels were assigned to Stern–Howard 100 and Howard 101–which launched on September 29, 2005. … Read More
On January 9, 2006, the day of his first broadcast, Stern and Buchwald received 34.3 million shares of Sirius stock worth $218 million for exceeding subscriber number targets set in 2004. … Read More
2007 - 2012 7 More Events
In May 2013, Stern bought a home in Palm Beach, Florida, for a reported $52 million. … Read More


2015 61 Years Old 1 More Event
Stern plans to leave America's Got Talent in 2015.
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