What was the show like in the early Krock years?

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  1. Dionysus

    Dionysus Shit Mult

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    I never listened in the late 80's, just some famous clips. What was the show like before billy west came in? Sam kinison was great, and the Bon Jovi fight. I'm sure Robin was just as bad.
     
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    Funny.
     
  3. Dionysus

    Dionysus Shit Mult

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    Details.
     
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    Lets just say there was 20mill people tuning in.
     
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    The show would start with the fan made H O W A R D S T E R N song and then there would be some sort of topical discussion of Howard, Robin, Jackie or maybe Fed's previous day. Lot of ball busting usually by Jackie, usually mocking fake Hollywood people crazy contest like sort of dial a date or guess who's the Jew. Maybe a out there or upcoming guest like David Brenner or Joe Piscapo. Then real news for 1.5 hours with Robin with commentary that was not lefty socialist. When something bad was in the news they had Jackie's guffaw play. The show ended at 11 or 11:30 every day.
     
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    Quedee Wise Ass Extraordinaire

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    Here's how funny it was; You would drive to work transfixed on every word, park your car, and stay inside and listen before you went in for at least 10 more minutes before you reluctantly went to work.
     
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    Ahhhh I remember those days
     
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    Did you check the internets?

     
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    It was fucking great. Howard had to worry about ratings. He was on fire back then. There were not a lot of fans back then . You were in a special club.
     
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    I started listening in 1991 and Billy West and Stuttering John were already there.

    The 90's were the best radio years to me.

    The OJ years (94 - 96) were the best.
     
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    I was a kid, but my Dad would come home from work and put Stern on....he was on in the afternoon.

    My Dad would let me listen to lesbian dial-a-date. ..I had to be 10 years old. .lol

    But it was hilarious!
     
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    Yeah, they're on the internet dude. Five-hour example versus two to three sentence recaps.

    I wasn't even alive back then, but the show was frenetic, compared to the chopped'n'screwed grandpa Howard of '15, this guy sounded like a complete maniac on the mic. The old Seinfeld quote about "This is the only show you go on where the host is faster than you are," only held true in the late 80s and early 90s. He didn't let anyone get a word in edgewise, and while that is a complete hindrance to the show now, it was the appeal back then. He would hand your ass back to you in .5 seconds and then move the show along, opposed to now where he just retreads, retreads, retreads, gets a Benjy line 5 minutes too late, retreads, retreads, "hey I gotta go," followed by another 20 minutes of shit interview.

    The interviews weren't the draw then, by any stretch of the imagination. Nor was the "circus" of wack pack and in-studio guests like the 90s. The cold empty airwaves were. All he needed was a newspaper, Jackie, Fred, Robin (for the N-word) and lines of callers. Somehow, with less going on aurally there was so much more going on content-wise.
     
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    It was really really funny. I'd listen while getting ready for school and on my Walkman. Then my friends and I would talk about the skits and imitate the voices from the show. Lots of clapping during the show back then too though. Never understood the clapping.
     
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    Driving the traffic lady Susan Bezerkawitz crazy with Bob & Ray. Had to listen to every minute.

     
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    I couldn't make it 10 minutes into that clip.
     
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    Yeah, he was on in the afternoon and we were allowed to have radios at our desks, but the reception was bad in the building, so we would all crowd
    into one cubicle that had the best reception and listen as much as we could.
    Days like that you didn't mind being stuck in traffic at all.
     
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    Most of the stuff I remember was from 95-05. Always compelling and fun. Then suddenly you'd get a best-of! Bah. Was still better than other stuff, but you rarely knew when it was coming. I worked graveyard shift and would record it when I got home to listen to next shift. The problem with listening to the old stuff now is that it was topical, ephemeral. Except staff fights and stuff. Now all the old stuff feels like a best-of. But sooo great at the time. That's why most of us hate him now, I imagine. Again, long winded answer. End rant.
     
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    it was real.
    wig had some talent around him that cared about the show. really that simple
     
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    It was like Tom Foose Gina Dance!!
     
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    If you're digging around, my favorite show of that era was the (I think) '88 Christmas Party with the gina dance and the gay carolers. I think the guy playing the piano with his dick was on it too. I've never heard a show more jam-packed than that one.