Jan. 12th, 1954
Jackson Heights, Queens, New York City, New York, USA
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Howard Allan Stern was born on Jan. 12, 1954, in Jackson Heights, New York. His 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. Stern graduated in 1976 with a 3.8 grade-point average and a bachelor's degree in communications. During his first paying radio gig, at an understaffed 3,000-watt station in Briarcliff Manor, New York, "It dawned on me that I would never make it as a straight deejay," Stern told James S. Kunen in an interview for People (10/22/84), "so I started to mess around. It was unheard-of to mix talking on the phone with playing music. It was outrageous, It was blasphemy."
- Performed the spoken word opening to the 'Blue Öyster Cult' (qv) song "When the War Comes" on their Club Ninja album.
- His 5-year, $100 million annual deal equates to about $1,923,077 a week and roughly $274,725 a day. He is the highest-paid radio personality in America.
- (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' (qv), 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.
- On Friday, 16 December 2005, he signed off his last broadcast radio show. His satellite radio programs are set to begin on the Sirius Satellite Radio system on 9 January 2006.
- (4 June 1978) Married college sweetheart 'Alison Stern' (qv) (b. 25 May 1955) at Temple Ohabei Shalom in Brookline, Mass.
- (22 October 1999) Announced he was separating from his wife, 'Alison Stern' (qv), after 21 years of marriage, due to his workaholic ways.
- Was the model for a character portrayed by one time co-worker, Marc Coppola, in playwright Eric Zaccar's political comedy drama for the stage, Housing.
- (23 November 2001) Stern's ex-wife, 'Alison Stern' (qv), marries David Simon, CEO of shopping mall giant Simon Property Group.