A Positive Thread: How/When Did You Get Into Howard Stern/HSS

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  1. FtM

    FtM Starless & Bible Black Gold

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    Let's face it, the show sucks now, but how did you get into it in the first place? Feel free to be wordy, I'll read everyone's stories as they post them here. I can't wait to hear them!



    Here's mine:

    I grew up in rural Kentucky and we did not pick up the show. I was exposed to him through my mother. She wasn't a fan, but she watched "Larry King Live" and this was when Captain Janks and other people would call in to Larry's show and drop his name. I asked her, "Who is Howard Stern?" and she told me that he was a very bad man. Through TV, I started hearing about him more and more(i.e. Bookstores banning his books, him making fun of the son of/feuding with DiBella).

    This was around the time that I started becoming very rebellious, so Howard Stern became a sort of hero(anti-hero) to me. Even though I had never heard his radio show, I went to a bookstore in the mall one day and nervously bought "Private Parts". I read it with glee, laughing and devouring every page, hoping that my mom wouldn't find it stashed away in my room(she never did).

    In 1996, a radio station in a city nearly 100 miles away started playing Howard in the morning. I didn't get to hear him because I went to school, but during the summers, I would maneuver my radio and antenna half an hour before the show started to pick up the signal and listen before work. I adored every fuzzy second of it. In 1997, our cable provider got E! and it was on! I watched every second of that show and even taped it. Howard was one of my comedy heroes at that point.

    Finally, I left my rural town less than a week after I turned 18 and moved to the city. They didn't have Howard until 2000, but the radio station played his show over and over, nothing else, all Howard. Some of those shows I would listen to 8 times in a week with enthusiasm.

    Then the "Revolution' happened and you know the rest...
     
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    FtM Starless & Bible Black Gold

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    Mods, please move this to the Stern Forum. I'm sorry. :facepalm:
     
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    Good thread. I havent talked about Howard Stern in a long time.

    I cant remember when I first heard him. It was somewhere around 96. My older brother listened to him. I was about 13 or so. I listened, in some capacity, on a daily basis up until about 6 months ago.
     
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    I was taking a college class where we'd meet up once a week in a recording studio.

    And one day on the way there, I found Stern on the radio.

    I lived in Louisville, KY, and hadn't known that the show played in my city.

    The first thing I ever heard live was the Gilbert/Abe Hirschfield call. :c
     
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    let's see what members of The Bar think about this topic before we move anything.


    in my case, I never heard of Stern until the trailer for Private Parts began playing on TV. couldn't listen to the Show up here until shortly after the movie was released, but I didn't start listening regularly till early 2001. Towards the end of 2001, John Hayes (aka the Incubus) became the PD of several stations up here, including the one that broadcasted the Stern Show, and thus pulled Howie off our airwaves almost immediately. From that point on until the move to Sirius, I had to attempt to bring in a station from Buffalo to listen to the show. The signal usually came in good as long as there were no clouds in the sky.

    the end.
     
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    still :shit:
     
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    Who?
     
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    FtM Starless & Bible Black Gold

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    100.5 FM in Louisville is where I would pick up that fuzzy signal in the summer.

    This was around 1996-1998.
     
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    FtM Starless & Bible Black Gold

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    I don't think it will go well. :D

    Howard K. Stern, husband of dead Playboy Playmate Anna Nicole Smith. :D
     
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    wrong forum menso
     
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    FtM Starless & Bible Black Gold

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    I know what a menso is and I already addressed this. :facepalm:
     
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    sup Cisco?
     
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    Doing dumb shit, ese. My heart was in the right place. :c
     
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    I turned on the radio
    It sounded like a good show so I listened to it
     
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    I love that story! :c
     
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    Yep!

    100.5 The FOXXXXX :c
     
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    Hey Franco, how are you pal? I started listening as a young man back in the WNBC days, the when he was fired I (along with my pals) was sad, but when we heard that he was coming to 92.3 KROCK on FM to boot we were thrilled, all talk without the mandate of having to play songs it was heaven. Sadly though lately the show has lost its luster for me, though I still listen just not as much. I will always be a Howard fan. Just now I branch out to enjoy other programs as well.
     
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    Etm threatening to sue over four bottles of Pepsi was so great it had to of been fake
     
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    That I heard, and I have to agree that had to be a bit. Though he doubted it pretty good. Now that was good radio.