Howard Stern has been labeled as many things, such as offensive, obnoxious, discussing
and by the majority of his listeners a genius. He grew up in a suburb of Manhattan in the early
sixties. His father, Ben Stern, worked at radio station WHOM where the was the engineer. His
father commuted every day about 40 miles to and from work. Howard would spend little time
with his father but on occasion he would get to go to work with him. This is what interested
Howard to being on the radio.
At the time, the area Howard lived in was going through a racist change. His mother told
his friends who were making racist comments about the negros that she and Howard were part
negro, but they weren’t really. Roosevelt High School, his school, was a fully integrated
educational system, which in his words meant “six thousand black guys and him.” In his high
school years he turned to marijuana because he had to deal with several personal problems.
He said the personal problems affected his personal life forever.
In his college years it was pretty hard for him to find a date. So, he stayed at home and
masturbated constantly. His senior year he got on at the college radio station known as WTBU.
That year he met the woman who would be his future wife. She was in his first film for his film
class. He won an award for the film.
After completing college Howard went to his first job interview on May 12, 1977. His
interview was at WRNW and he got the job. After two months on the air, the manager who said
he would never be a good DJ and that he had a lousy voice, promoted him to program director
because he was a hard worker and came to work on time.” After saving money and working
for awhile he then married Alison. They got their own place and was doing well with Howard
making $250.00 a week.
After three months of being program director Howard quit his job because he didn’t want
to fire an employee. So, Howard was now unemployed himself. Howard decides to make a
major decision and move to another city. He moves to Hartford and begins working as a morning
man on WCCC. Time has moved to October , 1979. Howard then met his partner Fred who will
work with him in the future. He finds what he is good at, being himself.
Howard’s wife then left him after acquising him of cheating on her with movie actress
Brittany Fairchild. He really didn’t cheat on his wife because he took a bubble bath with Brittany
with his underwear on...it didn’t take them off...which meant he didn’t cheat on her. At least this
is what Brittany told him and she started making a lot of sense at the time...Both he and his friend
Fred ended up in the same bubble bath. Brittany needed her shoulders rubbed while...