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."
- He overcame an affliction with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
- His father, Ben Stern, was a radio engineer. His mother, Ray Stern, was a housewife.
- In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated his 2006 earnings at $70 million.
- (23 November 2001) Stern's ex-wife, 'Alison Stern' (qv), marries David Simon, CEO of shopping mall giant Simon Property Group.
- Practices transcendental meditation.
- Attended Boston University
- 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.