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."
- 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.
- Graduated from South Side High School in Rockville Centre, NY.
- He overcame an affliction with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
- Is an avid comic book reader, and "Superman" is his all-time favorite. He also loves "Spiderman."
- (4 June 1978) Married college sweetheart 'Alison Stern' (qv) (b. 25 May 1955) at Temple Ohabei Shalom in Brookline, Mass.
- Recognized along with retired New York Jet great 'Wayne Chrebet' (qv) and The Good Rats for "Reasons to love Long Island" in 2007 by Strong Island Magazine.
- Inspired the song "Vibe On", by Australian pop star 'Dannii Minogue' (qv), from her album "Neon Nights".
- Brown belt in Japanese Shotokan Karate