Howard played a promotional clip for software that can deepen your voice "to sound like sportscasters or Howard Stern." Howard said he never thought of himself as a guy with a deep voice, and guessed it must have gotten deeper as he's aged. Robin reminded him that he's always tried to deepen his voice. But before she could elaborate, Howard said he thinks it's important that a voice sound pleasant on the air, and they left it at that. Voice observations from over the years: After the first broadcast of The History of Howard Stern, Howard received lots of questions about the high-pitched voice he had in the 1970s and '80s. He claimed that he was so stressed out from management that it would close up his throat and cause him to speak in a high pitch. He now tells this story about once a month, but I don't remember him ever saying anything like that until those old tapes were played. Howard had vocal coaching in the late '80s or early '90s -- to get rid of his New York accent, he says. But this is when his voice got deeper. When he met High Pitch Eric in the '90s, Howard gave specific advice on how he could lower his speaking voice, and recommended Eric see a vocal coach. Howard admits to using compression so that he doesn't cause his voice unnecessary stress, and requires a specific microphone to create the Howard Stern tone. Jerry Seinfeld asked Howard how he developed a low register voice for radio. Howard gave his bullshit stressed out story -- this time including social situations, not just management-related stress. He said he tried a lot of vocal things to learn how to relax, and that his voice eventually became low once he stopped caring so much. Jerry, not buying it, said Howard has a very broad octave range. When he popped in to talk to Rosie O'Donnell on her Sirius show a few years ago, Scott the Engineer had to accompany him, to adjust the equipment to Howard's specific needs. Over the years callers have been confused when Howard picks up their call, saying his voice over the phone sounds nothing like the voice that goes over the air. High Pitch Howard never shows up in reruns. The Tapes Team play the old stuff at a slower speed, which deepens Howard's (and everyone else's) voice.