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Mr Lance Murdock
Feb 29, 2008

Bones heal. Chicks dig scars. And the United States of America has the best doctor-to-daredevil ratio in the world


The Howard Stern Show Megathread.

All purpose discussion for all things Howard Stern and all programming on the Howard Stern stations on Sirius/XM radio.


The Howard Stern Radio Show


History of the Show
The show developed on terrestrial radio in 1979 when Stern hosted the morning show at WCCC in Hartford, Connecticut.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDUgbYjcE8s
Eventually the show gained momentum and after a few moves to various markets the show landed in Washington DC in 1982.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUZ_3AKox8w
Doing afternoon drivetime on WNBC the show became very popular, however in 1985 Howard was fired. He then moved to WXRK, later known as KROCK. He stayed at KROCK for 20 years. During this time, The Howard Stern Show would be syndicated to 60 marketsacross the United States and Canada.

In December 2005 Stern left terrestrial radio for Sirius satellite radio.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05LOtWRfhqY

Main crew
Howard Stern - The show revolves around his life and many, many, many, many issues.


Robin Quivers - Howard's "news" woman. Robin has been with Howard for over 20 years. Her role is basically a co-host


Fred Norris- Fred is the sound guy. Anytime you hear a sound or song being played in the background, thats Fred. Most people agree, Fred is the man. He will also still write and send Howard notes.


Gary Dell'Abate - Producer of the radio show. Uses great techniques such as waiting for guests to call him, and playing hours of sporkle.


Benji Bronk - Show writer and the only other person in the studio with Howard, Robin and Fred.


2nd level crew
Scott Salem Head engineer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZKC...feature=related
Richard Christy writer, performer, drummer and general awesome guy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgAin-xiL-8
Sal Governale writer, performer, former boiler room stock broker. Will someday be arrested for murdering his wife and her emotional friend.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaShH-FSnlI
Jason Kaplan associate producer and general pain in the rear end. Has birthday parties for his cats.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZ8Ox5TpLlY
Will Murray researcher, associate producer, and probably the most normal guy on the staff.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-alBKtMRfMY
Jamie "JD" Harmeyer Pulls clips and provides media content. Basically lives at the office and is very underpaid. Oh and he cant really talk.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imBx...feature=related
Ronnie Mund AKA Ronnie the Limo Driver - Howard's head of security and driver or as Colin Quinn calls him "Mini Driver"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSM34LiFbwE

The Wack Pack
Not staff, but a main part of the show and its various bits. What is the wack pack? Thats hard to answer. Its a collection of people who love or hate the show, but all need it in some way. Usually to become a member of the wack pack you must have some sort of physical, mental or emotional problem.
Some great wack packers that you are sure to hear from in 2011.

Eric The Midget
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQ1KTNLmnoI
High Pitch Eric
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDZhcE0eryE
Bigfoot
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf68ZUW2B8Y
Jeff the Drunk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGrbbbdaOPs

Other Show Information
Howard signed a new contract for 5 years with Sirius/XM radio. Our favorite baby gorilla Artie Lange has been off the show for over a year due to his attempted suicide.
He is missed and we all hope he gets back to the show at some point.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3lvsfaRn1U

Current plot points heading into the new year
-Filling of the Artie chair. Will anyone ever join the crew, will Artie return or will they keep it going as it is.
-Howard 101 restructuring. See the section about H101 for more information.
-Former staff member KC coming in with the tranny who blew him.

How to listen
The Howard Stern show airs Monday through Thursday 6am-10am EST. It is followed by The Wrap up show with Gary and John Hein. The show is replayed all day.
The West coast feed starts at 6am PST on Channel 101.
Sirius/XM radio requires a subscription. If you subscribe to Sirius you will get the 2 Howard Stern channels. If you subscribe to XM you must include the best of Sirius in your account to get the 2 Stern channels.
You can subscribe by going to their websites.(websites will all be listed below)

Most, it would seem, tend to listen using the internet stream. The Sirius player is bad. I dont know about XM. Most seem to enjoy using the Yahoo Sirius widget
http://widgets.yahoo.com/widgets/sirius-satellite-tuner

As of Jan 1st 2011 you can now get The Howard channels on your Iphone, blackberry or Android device.
http://www.siriusxm.com/mobile?utm_...mpaign=HSRESIGN
Other options such as pocket tunes are available.
http://www.pocket-tunes.com/

Shows on Howard 101.
http://www.sirius.com/howard101

Howard 101 is the 2nd channel of Howard Stern programming. From 9am to 3pm EST the daily Howard Stern show is replayed.
Bubba the Love Sponge has always filled the afternoon drivetime spot from 3pm to 7pm on Howard 101. Currently he does not have a contract with Sirius/XM radio.
Bubba's show can be heard each morning streaming on https://www.theboneonline.com and via https://www.radioio.com
Radioio.com will also have exclusive Bubba shows and on demand content. For all things Bubba visit https://www.btls.com or https://www.twitter.com/btlsradio
The 3pm-7pm slot will currently be filled with Mammary Lane. Mammary Lane is a request/clips show hosted by Gary and John Hein. Its usually pretty good.
7pm-8pm est is set aside for specialty shows.

Random shows on H101
-Chuck Zito's View. Select Mondays at 7pm.
-Jackies Joke Hunt. Tuesdays at 7pm
-The Intern Show- Wednesdays at 7pm
-Supefan roundtable. Thursday at 7pm
-Jay Thomas. Friday 7am
-Geektime. Saturday 2pm
-Miserable Men. Sunday 7pm


Other regular programming on H101 include The Scott Ferrall show. This is a sports show. Scottie has his own unique style of radio that includes music playing in the background and tons of live play by play.

Check for changes to the H101 schedule here
http://www.sirius.com/howard101

Howard Stern on Demand


Howard Stern on Demand is the latest way to get the radio show to TV. It is limited by availability with your cable provider and you CAN NOT get it if you have a dish of any kind.
https://www.howard.tv should have all the details.

Links
https://www.howardstern.com Official Stern site
https://www.sirius.com Official site of Sirius radio
https://www.xmradio.com Official site of XM radio
https://www.howard.tv Howard Stern On Demand
https://www.sternfannetwork.com Number 1 Stern fan website. Usually awful.
http://twitter.com/robertabooey Gary official Twitter
http://www.foxbert.com/ - Goon run wiki has some classic clips and new
http://marksfriggin.com/ - Complete daily rundown of the shows. Searchable.
http://forums.somethingawful.com/sh...hreadid=3083708 Previous thread

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ch3cooh
Jun 26, 2006



Bubba got hosed

That is all

Jose Oquendo
Jun 20, 2004


Why is there no character listing for Robin's big brown mounds?

heavy liquid
Jan 3, 2008

Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.

Good job, Mr Lance Murdock!

To continue from the other thread and keep with the complaining:

Ending the show at 10:00 doesn't really surprise me, somehow. He's complained about doing a 5 hour show when he's only contracted for 6:00-10:00 for years. Pretty sure even back on testicle radio. I think he's just acting on it now because he really no longer gives a poo poo. The show has become really phoned-in since Artie left... It's obvious he's just collecting a paycheck now.

Joe 30330
Dec 20, 2007

"We have this notion that if you're poor, you cannot do it. Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids."

As the audience reluctantly began to applaud during the silence, Biden tried to fix his remarks.

"Wealthy kids, black kids, Asian kids -- no, I really mean it." Biden said.

EST changes to EDT during daylight saving time. I expect you to be on the ball on changing it OP

FogHelmut
Dec 18, 2003

Your authority is not recognized in Fort Kickass.


To open with a complaint, when Howard goes to the 3 day week, he will be doing about 120 shows per year. This is based on my guess that he does 160 shows per year now, and over 210 when he was on terrestrial radio.

edit- That's $1.59 per show if you're paying full retail for Sirius satellite and streaming, because really who gives a poo poo about the music stations.


ch3cooh posted:

Bubba got hosed

That is all

Dog piss jones.

FogHelmut fucked around with this message at Jan 4, 2011 around 16:23

Joe 30330
Dec 20, 2007

"We have this notion that if you're poor, you cannot do it. Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids."

As the audience reluctantly began to applaud during the silence, Biden tried to fix his remarks.

"Wealthy kids, black kids, Asian kids -- no, I really mean it." Biden said.

radioio.com is slow as gently caress for me

Mr Lance Murdock
Feb 29, 2008

Bones heal. Chicks dig scars. And the United States of America has the best doctor-to-daredevil ratio in the world


Millstone posted:

radioio.com is slow as gently caress for me

Ya its been going up and down. Maybe a good sign that they are having more traffic then they thought they would.
I have tried it and cant get anything to work. No music, no Bubba. Nothing. Anyone else have this issue?

I know I put it in the OP, but if anyone has not watched the Artie Lange Hurt video, you really should
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3lvsfaRn1U

Butthole Prince
Nov 19, 2004

She said that she was working for the ABC News / It was as much of the alphabet as she knew how to use.

I must be an idiot but I cannot find H100 or H101 on the SIRIUS app for iPhone. I've scrolled through the list many times. Where are they hiding it?

Books On Tape
Dec 26, 2003

Future of the franchise

You forgot to add the best wackpacker, Beetlejuice. Although maybe you did it on purpose since he seems to have disappeared off the show. So sad.

-Atom-
Sep 13, 2003

Contrarian Dick

Bad At Everything


OP owns, good job mang.

Mad Doctor Cthulhu
Mar 3, 2008

PH.D IN DARKNESS, M.A. IN MADNESS, B.A. IN TERROR (with a minor in Women's Studies)

I love how Gary's picture is the infamous pitch. Even in stills, Gary comes off as someone with a brain disorder.

Moniker
Mar 16, 2004


I just hate that he is not being honest. Not about Bubba, not about his schedule, not about the fact that he can't get a guest to save his life. Just be honest.

Squashy Nipples
Aug 18, 2007



Yay, new thread! Good job on the OP.

I think it's safe to say at this point that the show is in decline... it's still worth listening to, and it still produces great radio on occasion. But that begs the question: at what point did it 'jump the shark'?

Opinions, please.

Squashy Nipples fucked around with this message at Jan 4, 2011 around 17:28

MoreMetalBrian
Oct 20, 2009

Well, I don't want Fop, goddamn it! I'm a Dapper Dan man!


Butthole Prince posted:

I must be an idiot but I cannot find H100 or H101 on the SIRIUS app for iPhone. I've scrolled through the list many times. Where are they hiding it?

Check "Categories" then Howard Stern. Should open H100 and H101 for ya.

Moniker
Mar 16, 2004


Squashy Nipples posted:

Yay, new thread!

I think it's safe to say at this point that the show is in decline... it's still worth listening to, and it still produces great radio on occasion. But that begs the question: at what point did it 'jump the shark'?

Opinions, please.

I like to think that it was when Artie left but I think it was actually before that. I feel like with out Artie's drama, the show would have been horrible for the last 3.5 years of the previous contract. It had something new and magical when they first came over but shortly after that they started going to 4 days and it was just bland.

Mr Lance Murdock
Feb 29, 2008

Bones heal. Chicks dig scars. And the United States of America has the best doctor-to-daredevil ratio in the world


Squashy Nipples posted:

But that begs the question: at what point did it 'jump the shark'?

Opinions, please.

When Howard got engaged. It all went downhill from there. Some of us older fans thought it would take the show full circle and soon Howard would be back to his old pissed off married self. Sitting in his basement staring at fish tanks.
Sadly, that didnt happen and now we hear about him and his wife getting turkey burgers for dinner. She get cheese and he does not. How cute.

Shes Not Impressed
Apr 25, 2004

When it's over I just want to be able to look in the mirror and say, 'Well, you were a half-decent player.'


Hello hello

I lost a thread and I lost a bookmark. You gained a thread and you gained a bookmark.

Brocktoon
Jul 18, 2006

Before we engage we should hang back and study their tactics.


Squashy Nipples posted:

I think it's safe to say at this point that the show is in decline... it's still worth listening to, and it still produces great radio on occasion. But that begs the question: at what point did it 'jump the shark'?

Opinions, please.

Howard's divorce/Jackie leaving

Mr Lance Murdock
Feb 29, 2008

Bones heal. Chicks dig scars. And the United States of America has the best doctor-to-daredevil ratio in the world


Brocktoon posted:

Howard's divorce/Jackie leaving

Not in my opinion. The shows following his divorce were actually pretty good and all the shows leading up to Artie getting the Jackie Chair were great, but a lot of that had to do with the fact that they had great people sitting in the Jackie chair.

An argument for when Stuttering John left the show could be made. 99% of the ball busting and arguments came from John starting poo poo.

therapy
Jun 12, 2001

Living the dream


Brocktoon posted:

Howard's divorce/Jackie leaving

Absolutely not. The show was about 10 times better with Artie than with Jackie.

I think the show jumped the shark about the 3rd year of Sirius, when they got complacent and no longer attempted at trying to get good guests and Artie's heroin habit got way out of control.

heavy liquid
Jan 3, 2008

Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.

therapy posted:

Absolutely not. The show was about 10 times better with Artie than with Jackie.

I think the show jumped the shark about the 3rd year of Sirius, when they got complacent and no longer attempted at trying to get good guests and Artie's heroin habit got way out of control.

I completely agree with this.

musclecoder
Oct 23, 2006

I'm all about meeting girls. I'm all about meeting guys.

Great post, OP.

I'd say Robin's been with the show closer to 30 years since 1981-82 in DC, and may also note that Will is not only the most normal, but also the most intelligent with an IQ of 130 beating Scott DePace's 122.

Daddyo
Nov 3, 2000


Butthole Prince posted:

I must be an idiot but I cannot find H100 or H101 on the SIRIUS app for iPhone. I've scrolled through the list many times. Where are they hiding it?

I had to delete the iPhone app and reinstall it for the H100/101 channels.

Also, you're missing Ralph in the OP. That's a terrible mistake.

-Atom-
Sep 13, 2003

Contrarian Dick

Bad At Everything


Daddyo posted:

Also, you're missing Ralph in the OP. That's a terrible mistake.

And include this. I started listening to this show two or three years ago and followed it step by step.

Props to whoever came up with it.


1. Who the hell is this Ralph guy?

2. drat, that Ralph guy is annoying.

3. I hate Ralph.

4. I want Ralph to die slowly in a fire.

5. drat, sometimes that jerk Ralph has huge balls.

6. I still hate Ralph, but I enjoy his contributions to the show.

7. I grudgingly respect Ralph.

8. I like Ralph, the show wouldn't be the same without him.

Mad Doctor Cthulhu
Mar 3, 2008

PH.D IN DARKNESS, M.A. IN MADNESS, B.A. IN TERROR (with a minor in Women's Studies)

therapy posted:

Absolutely not. The show was about 10 times better with Artie than with Jackie.

I think the show jumped the shark about the 3rd year of Sirius, when they got complacent and no longer attempted at trying to get good guests and Artie's heroin habit got way out of control.

I'd back this. Let's keep in mind that a lot of us were hoping Artie would take some time off or get fired because he was either not showing up or completely dominating the conversation with his bullshit. I never realized how annoying it was until I listened to Part 5 of the Artie Addiction Saga: Artie's out of control, he's not as funny as he used to be, and Howard and Robin are just wanting to punch-in/punch-out and go home. The show was on autopilot and Artie was basically the only one there giving an effort and he's crashing hard.

That doesn't defend the show now, but when they settled into Sirius, that's when the show really stopped being worth the money. It was the setup to what we have now.

Brocktoon
Jul 18, 2006

Before we engage we should hang back and study their tactics.


Mr Lance Murdock posted:

Not in my opinion. The shows following his divorce were actually pretty good and all the shows leading up to Artie getting the Jackie Chair were great, but a lot of that had to do with the fact that they had great people sitting in the Jackie chair.

An argument for when Stuttering John left the show could be made. 99% of the ball busting and arguments came from John starting poo poo.

I am well aware of how against the norm my Stern opinions are. I love Eric the Midget and Jackie. Busting on Jackie was always my favorite part of the old show: his lovely jokes, his horrible merchandise, his 12 houses, the jetty, etc. Hysterical. ANYONE doing a Jackie impression never fails to make me laugh. Losing him was a huge blow to the show from which it has never recovered.

And Howard's divorce was the moment that Stern completely lost his levity. It was his final step in the transformation from relatable everyman to old rich douchebag. Despite how often he would crow about what his exploits would be like if he was single, he was constantly mum, saying "I can't talk about it because of my daughters" or passing notes to people in the studio giving out details he was keeping from the audience. Then he started dating someone 20 years younger and it was all over.

That's not to say that the show has not been enjoyable since these two events, but it's was certainly the beginning of the end. I've never like Artie. Never found him funny. Benji in the studio sucks and you can always tell which lame jokes are passed from him to Howard. Then the move to Sirius sent the show into a nosedive.

There's definitely been a few highpoints: the hiring of Richard Christy, discovering Eric the midget, the Sal apology....

Squashy Nipples
Aug 18, 2007



-Atom- posted:

Props to whoever came up with it.

LOL, I wrote that 3-4 threads ago, and it just won't die.

Mr Lance Murdock posted:

Not in my opinion. The shows following his divorce were actually pretty good and all the shows leading up to Artie getting the Jackie Chair were great, but a lot of that had to do with the fact that they had great people sitting in the Jackie chair.

An argument for when Stuttering John left the show could be made. 99% of the ball busting and arguments came from John starting poo poo.

Agreed, after the divorce was awesome. I think a strong case can be made for John leaving ("...Niggerless Cage"), but ultimately I agree with this one:

Mr Lance Murdock posted:

When Howard got engaged. It all went downhill from there. Some of us older fans thought it would take the show full circle and soon Howard would be back to his old pissed off married self. Sitting in his basement staring at fish tanks.
Sadly, that didnt happen and now we hear about him and his wife getting turkey burgers for dinner. She get cheese and he does not. How cute.

Well, maybe once they actually got married, or maybe once they shacked up, I dunno. But clearly, Beth Oats is the cause of the shark jump. And, IMO, the reason she is so hated by SternFanNetwork.

sedative
Mar 20, 2003

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These are the old clip packs I posted in the last thread:

Artie Lange Addiction Saga: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6
Elliot Offen: Download
Eric the Midget (2009): Download
Hateman: Download
JD Harmeyer: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5
KC Armstrong: Download
Sour Shoes: Download
Ted Kennedy: Download
Tradio: Download


Spotlight Series:

Billy West: Part 1, Part 2
Jackie Martling: Part 1, Part 2
Stuttering John: Part 1, Part 2

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Brocktoon
Jul 18, 2006

Before we engage we should hang back and study their tactics.


-Atom- posted:

And include this. I started listening to this show two or three years ago and followed it step by step.

Props to whoever came up with it.


1. Who the hell is this Ralph guy?

2. drat, that Ralph guy is annoying.

3. I hate Ralph.

4. I want Ralph to die slowly in a fire.

5. drat, sometimes that jerk Ralph has huge balls.

6. I still hate Ralph, but I enjoy his contributions to the show.

7. I grudgingly respect Ralph.

8. I like Ralph, the show wouldn't be the same without him.

Apparently I've been stuck on step 4 for about 15 years....

Ether Frenzy
Dec 22, 2006



Nap Ghost

We need to compile a "Top 50 moments" or something list. (and get the clips as well if possible.)

Cookie Puss
Gary's Love Tape
Stuttering John vs Cabbie
KC Armstrong Gay Parody Songs by Richard
Richard gets Waxed

etc.

-Atom-
Sep 13, 2003

Contrarian Dick

Bad At Everything


Brocktoon posted:

Apparently I've been stuck on step 4 for about 15 years....

Ralph is easily my favorite personality by a mile

Graviton v2
Mar 2, 2007

by angerbeet


Haha good job with the new OP.

"Hi mommy, im a dirty little fat pig whore just like yooouuu!'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp5H...feature=related

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EngineerJoe
Aug 8, 2004
-=whore=-

The show will enter a new golden age when Beth is artificially inseminated and they have quadruplets. She's 38 so time is running out for a normal child birth.

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Former Human
Oct 15, 2001



Some links to good Stern-related youtube channels for the OP:

http://www.youtube.com/user/h0wardstern143

http://www.youtube.com/user/MasterTubeTheatre

Bonzo
Mar 11, 2004

Just like Mama used to make it!


Dinosaur Gum

After the marriage is when it really fell over as far as I'm concerned.

The beginning of the end though was when Sal told the horse joke at one of the roasts and Beth got all put out over it so Howard prevented anyone from making jokes about her.

I honestly think that the show would be better if they had a goal or some kind of competition. When they were on FM, it was always a war with management, the FCC, station managers, etc. At Sirus everyone kisses his rear end and reminds him on a daily basis how great he is.

When they first got to Sirius, all the rage on the show was directed at CBS and getting the tapes back. Then it was war with XM and soon the FTC over the merger.

There is no incentive to be edgy anymore. If you can sit on top the mountain relying on the same bits and guests on a 3 month rotation and no one can knock you down, why even try?

Nicke
Mar 10, 2004


therapy posted:

Absolutely not. The show was about 10 times better with Artie than with Jackie.

I think the show jumped the shark about the 3rd year of Sirius, when they got complacent and no longer attempted at trying to get good guests and Artie's heroin habit got way out of control.

Jackie and Artie are both hacks but at least Jackie isn't a fat rear end in a top hat that holds his own family hostage. Also Jackie was entertaining on the show whether you laughed with him or at him.

But the show jumped the shark when Howard got divorced and he started to hang out with the very celebrities he used to mock.

dawunderboy
Aug 9, 2009


Mad Doctor Cthulhu posted:

I'd back this. Let's keep in mind that a lot of us were hoping Artie would take some time off or get fired because he was either not showing up or completely dominating the conversation with his bullshit. I never realized how annoying it was until I listened to Part 5 of the Artie Addiction Saga: Artie's out of control, he's not as funny as he used to be, and Howard and Robin are just wanting to punch-in/punch-out and go home. The show was on autopilot and Artie was basically the only one there giving an effort and he's crashing hard.

That doesn't defend the show now, but when they settled into Sirius, that's when the show really stopped being worth the money. It was the setup to what we have now.
Yeah i'm the exact same way, and one of those losers who got what he wanted but hates the outcome. I wanted Artie to get help or get lost, the last few months he was on the show were awful. He would constantly talk over everyone and tell lovely jokes, it was obvious he was hosed up but he was just so god drat annoying. I just wanted to hear Howard, I wanted to listen to what he has to say. Now that Artie's gone Howard is free to talk again and I can't stand it. Robin is free to talk more too and it's just awful (and I used to like her on the show).

I haven't been listening as long as some of you have, but I absolutely agree the show jumped the shark midway through the Sirius years. They had nothing to fight against, nothing to prove and nothing to do to improve their situation. Howard got his subscriber bonus and got the merger, he did what he set out to do and now he can only sit back and collect a cheque.

I agree with Howard's need for a purpose to stay, that's what seemed to be going on the last contract negotiations. He had nothing to rage against, nothing to prove, so he really had no reason to stay so he manufactured this "everyone will fail and be poor if I quit so I have to resign to save everyone" angle (which is true for some but most would have done ok).

Mr Lance Murdock
Feb 29, 2008

Bones heal. Chicks dig scars. And the United States of America has the best doctor-to-daredevil ratio in the world


Thanks for the links guys. I will add them to the OP ASAP.

I think the main difference between Artie and Jackie is that people could have a conversation with Artie. Howard could talk to him and it made the show flow. You could not talk to Jackie. It was just impossible. Jackie was great for his one liners and to goof. He was also great at knocking Robin down a peg or two.
I have listened to the show for longer then I care to remember, and just personally like it better with Artie. Its almost 2 different shows.

Oh, and F Jackie.

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Shes Not Impressed
Apr 25, 2004

When it's over I just want to be able to look in the mirror and say, 'Well, you were a half-decent player.'


Stern fans want Howard to live in constant fear of being a hypocrite and refuse to change and grow up. The guy is a mental case, and that will never change, but people's environments do. I can't blame him for being in his fifties and refusing to insult celebrities to their face like he's some DJ sharpening to be edgy.

I'm not sure what is worse sometimes: people saying a radio show "jumped the shark" or blaming Howard for his life changing due to wealth.

And Artie's laugh alone is enough to make a day better.

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