What did Howard Stern do on his Labor Day vacation? The SiriusXM radio personality spent some time with Harry Styles' debut album, he told listeners on Monday's broadcast of "The Howard Stern Show." "Someone told me [the album] was good and I was, like, 'How can that be good?'," the shock jock joshed. "That's me being an old fart."But after giving Styles a spin, Stern came around. "It was kind of a good record," he told co-host Robin Quivers. "Kid...
Howard Stern might not be sitting atop an actual throne, but the self-proclaimed “king of all media” continues to reign as America’s highest-paid radio personality. The notorious shock jock’s move to satellite radio a decade ago almost single-handedly saved the fledgling industry, turning SiriusXM Radio into a media juggernaut, while padding the king’s coffers with a mammoth, eight-figure contract.
Stern’s on-air antics found a natural home on satellite, where he could flout federal decency laws and advertisers, and the star’s staying power has bolstered the company in the increasingly crowded market of music streaming services and Internet radio. The controversial host has also proved his mainstream marketability, using his four-year run as a judge on NBC reality series “America’s Got Talent” to expand his core audience of radio diehards.
Born in Queens, N.Y., Stern rose to prominence through the nationally syndicated “The Howard Stern Show,” which made him one of the country’s most iconic and controversial radio personalities during its two-decade run. He moved to SiriusXM in 2006 and instantly bolstered the struggling satellite radio company. From 2012 to 2015 he was a judge on the NBC reality series “America’s Got Talent.” He’s written two New York Times best-sellers, including 1993’s “Private Parts,” which was turned into a feature film.