Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by Nemo, Jun 27, 2015.
I don't remember 1982 looking so dated
Jew has horns.
black chick has hairy armpits.
'82 howard looked pretty bad.
.....now he makes out with dudes
That's because he was always an uncool dork and hadn't found the gimmick he would go with. Overnight he went from Gabe Kotter to Slash. He's been a fraud for a very, very long time.
Yep. I didn't realize this until much, much later
Somebody on here (probably Benjamin) said that his retooled look was due to the influence/advice of Dee Snider.
Some fun facts:
Howard was named best disc jockey in the July 1982 issue of Washingtonian, but he was off the air in D.C. the month that issue came out. He was under permanent suspension after he -- and he alone -- had accepted the job at WNBC, and began undermining management on the air. He did not include Robin and Fred in his WNBC negotiations, as he now claims. The trio did not go to NYC together, as was shown in Private Parts the movie. ("No insult intended, but I don't know who Fred Norris is," Howard's new boss told the Washington Post at the time. "We have had no discussion at NBC about the potential value of Robin Quivers.")
After 15 months in Washington, DC-101 pulled Howard off the air the first week of July 1982, before his contract ended, due to his terrible behavior. (He disclosed his general manager's salary on the air, and accused DJs at other stations of ripping off his bits, even after management told him not to mention them on the air.)
After Howard signed a deal without Robin, she writes in Quivers a Life: "From that moment on, I guess I hated Howard. In my mind, the man I knew was dead to me. He had betrayed me every bit as my father had, but I wasn’t eleven years old anymore. Now I could do real damage. I refused to speak to him or take his calls. When he insisted on trying to find out what was wrong, I sat down at my typewriter in the newsroom and composed a letter. I called him names I knew would hurt and accused him of things I knew he hadn’t done. Every other word was ‘fuck’ or ‘motherfucker,’ and to top things off, I accused him of being a racist.’”
Robin looked for other work in Washington, but found she had been typecast. News stations questioned her credibility, and personality-driven stations saw her as a news person. DC-101 offered her a hefty salary to stick around, but she stopped going to work completely, so DC-101 pulled the offer off the table. By the end of June 1982, Robin had left DC for Baltimore, joining WCBM-AM as a reporter. Once in Baltimore, she gave an interview to Washingtonian -- the same magazine that ran Howard on the cover dressed as a devil. “I claimed that Howard was trying to control what I said on the air by turning down the volume on my microphone – an out-and-out lie, but what was I going to say? I also alleged that Howard had betrayed a verbal agreement when he signed the contract with NBC without me,” she writes in her memoir.
We all fell for his BS . The Shed is like an AA meeting for ex-Stern fans .
Yeah, I think I read that here as well. If that's the case, Dee may have given Howard the single most important advice in his career and in exchange he got tossed away.
When the Marbles were on the table for WNBC , he dropped Robin and ran for the money .
I used to wonder why people would work with him after he made fools of them on the air but the shit was all staged anyways so none of the bashing really ment anything .
This is how 1982 Howard looks in Private Parts.
Funny how the hair looks more natural back then.
I think Dee himself and a couple others stated it on History of Howard.
Thanks again to you for actually reading these Stern books. I purchased Quivers book off the 99 cent rack but never read it.
I'd love to know when Fred & Robin found out Don controlled both sides of contract negotiations for all Stern endeavors.
Dee was a Buchwald client at the time.
Howard in NYC in the 1980s, before Dee:
Dee in the 1980s:
Howard with Buchwald after Dee's makeover: