25 Surprising Facts About The Unfiltered Life Of Shock Jock Howard Stern
Over a radio career spanning forty years, Howard Stern has built up a huge fan-base of loyal listeners who tune in daily to hear his outrageous radio antics. The original ‘shock jock’, Stern is the most famous radio presenter in the world who has amassed a vast fortune as ‘The King of all Media’ in a career stretching back all the way to 1976. Here are 25 surprising facts from the unfiltered life of America’s greatest living radio personality.
He Was Interested In Radio From A Very Early Age
Ray Stern, Howard’s father, owned a recording studio in Manhattan called Auro Recording Inc. The studios specialized in recording the voice-overs for radio commercials and the wacky voices for cartoons. At the tender age of five, Stern used to accompany his father to work and listen to men such as Don Adams, Larry Storch and Wally Cox recording voices for cartoons and became interested in a career in voice work that would eventually lead him to the radio.
His Father’s Nickname Inspired A Book
While he was promoting his second book, Miss America, Stern was asked why he had chosen such an unusual title. He revealed that the title referred to when he was a kid going through puberty. “When I was a kid growing up in high school, I would come down the steps,” Stern explained. “My parents were disgusted by me. I had started this growth spurt. I looked like a big, hairy pencil. I’m walking down the steps and my father would look at me and I’d be in my underpants. And he looked down at his son who was sprouting with facial hair and he’d go, ‘Oh, look. There’s Miss America.'”