HowardStern.com fan blog: How to call the Stern show

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  1. GaryPuppet

    GaryPuppet Well-Known Member

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    [h=1]HOW TO CALL THE HOWARD STERN SHOW[/h]
    A fan blog by Joe Howes (aka RjakActual on Reddit)
    I've never called in to the show, but I felt like posting something about callers.
    Howard has some GREAT callers, but I think some callers who COULD be great screw up their chance because of a few simple mistakes.



    I'm no expert, but I really feel that avoiding these simple caller mistakes, which obviously annoy Howard, can increase your chances of making a great call:



    1) Get to the point IMMEDIATELY: "Long time/first time" is interesting to one person in the universe -- you. No one else cares.


    2) I repeat …. get to the point IMMEDIATELY. Don't waste your valuable up-front time with "Hey Howard!!", or "How ya doin' Howard!!", or "Hello? Hello? Howard???". If the mood is right, shoot him a quick "Hey now" and then get to the point. It's probably confusing being in the queue and then suddenly BAM you're on the air, but just talk. If you're not on the air, no one will know, because you're not on the air.


    3) Use a reliable phone. Make sure you call in using a line you've previously tested with other people. You might call people all the time and hear them clearly, but that means THEY have a good line, not you. You have to ask people "Am I dropping out? Can you hear me? Is there static?" You have to be proactive these days about verifying your call quality.NOTE: u/thedevilsdictionary gave the number of an echo line you can call (I verified it works) to hear back your own call quality: 909-390-0003.



    4) If you want to talk about yourself, make sure your story is VERY interesting, and make sure the story can be told, with the interest maximized, in under 20 seconds. If there are details you want to include but don't need to include, leave them out. Howard is a grand master ninja interviewer, give him a reason to dig deeper and find out more.


    5) Know that some of the best callers say one or two sentences and then drop out. They know the show, they know Howard, and they simply bring up a conversation point they know Howard will run with. Wack packers get to avoid most of these rules because they're interesting. If you're just a regular caller, a short contribution can be AWESOME.


    6) If you've piqued Howard's interest and he's talking, SHUT THE F*CK UP. Don't talk over him, and don't make him turn down your volume.


    This can be tough, because I'm sure once you're on the air, your excitement gets the better of you, especially new callers. You have to resist that shit. Howard doesn't hang up on interesting callers.


    If he's talking about what you said, YOU'VE WON. Hang on, wait for a pause to interject again, wait for him to ask you something.



    Maybe I'm out of line because I've never called, but as a listener, callers who avoid these mistakes are my favorite.
     
  2. Onehourphoto

    Onehourphoto Maverick Gold

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    I thought "how to call The Howard Stern Show" was simply to be employed by the temp agency that they use for their pre-screened/fake callers? Oh, or friends of Richard or Sal?
     
  3. wigtropolis

    wigtropolis Well-Known Member

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    This is complete gayness
     
  4. Lola

    Lola little-known member

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    You sure that wasn't written by the HowardStern.com Fag blog? :facepalm:
     
  5. joyceface

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    This^ . there is a DAY and NIGHT difference between what the callers sound like today and just a few years ag9o. And I'm not even talking about the topics they are are calling in about or fake Electric Eel calls. The cadence in their voice, the familiarity in the tone of the caller, there's feigned excitement, a kind of sing-song way of talking, they just don't sound like any real human calling a radio program. It almost sounds like the same annoying female that calls every 7-8 am hr or so... I hate her. Do they think people can't tell??
     
  6. Nemo

    Nemo Beer Can Thick Gold

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  7. Douchebag 007

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    :chair:
     
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  8. todd packer

    todd packer Well-Known Member

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    this is how you call into the HSS.:cheer:

    [video=youtube;3ZPYGl3I8LA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZPYGl3I8LA[/video]
     
  9. BarberFloyd

    BarberFloyd God Bless DuPont Chemicals Banned User

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    [video=youtube_share;ImfcB8qCWHk]http://youtu.be/ImfcB8qCWHk[/video]
     
  10. knu3421

    knu3421 Well-Known Member

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    If you would like to make a call please hang up and try again.
     
  11. Jon Mendelsohn

    Jon Mendelsohn New Member Banned User

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    Updated for 2014:

     
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  12. jyanks

    jyanks Well-Known Member

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    You have to have the special # to get on the air. The one that Maryann & Bobo use.
     
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    Or just be named bobo or Mary Ann
     
  14. WillyBest

    WillyBest Achiever Gold

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    "What is he saying, Robin? Get off my phone!"
     
  15. Nemo

    Nemo Beer Can Thick Gold

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    Fun Fact.....
    Howard is the guy that complained about the Oscars being so rigid and scripted.
     
  16. The Booey

    The Booey Well-Known Member

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    Why call the Stern show?
     
  17. Rob0729

    Rob0729 Well-Known Member

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    How to call the Howard Stern Show

    1.) Be either Bobo, Mariann from Brooklyn, or Tommy from Malden.
    2.) See rule one.
     
  18. Pooh bear

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    I would love to get through so bad....after finding this site, there's so much to bring up! Not that he would ever let it get to air :(
     
  19. Vinegarette

    Vinegarette Don't Believe What You Hear

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    Exactly. There has to come a point that Will, or whoever answers the phones these days, simply doesn't give a fuck any more and lets the real callers into Pelican.
     
  20. Jon Mendelsohn

    Jon Mendelsohn New Member Banned User

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    You must be hot as hell

    please post pics