Newark777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 2318 times:
Yeah, he's pretty funny, and used to be good for a few laughs on the way to school. Too bad I'm not able to listen to him anymore. Did anything he say ever offend me? Sure, but that is when I just start listening to something else.
Bushpilot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 2298 times:
I enjoyed him for about a month as a teenager. Howard Stern is like any other controversial media talking head the likes of O'Reilly and Franken. There is always another choice for one to listen to or watch, not paying attention to them is the best way to get rid of them.
PIA777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 2291 times:
I think there is something wrong with the way he acts. If I am correct,I think
he is 50 now and has a 20 year old daughter. I wonder if he would like it
if people treated his daughter like he treats women. I am no looker but
he might be the most unattractive man on TV or radio. He needs to grow up.
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 2282 times:
Quoting 808TWA (Reply 2):
Maybe now that he's in outer space, the quantity of advertisements may have reduced.
No ads on his show on Sirius at all.
This morning was the first time for me to hear him live. Before he switched to Sirius, I only had his t.v. shows as a point of reference. His show never made it to the Atlanta market (was long rumored though).
Is his show vulgar? Yes
Is his show childish? Yes
Is his show funny? Depends on what you find funny.
I listened to a good chunk of his show this morning (missed the first hour or so due to forgetting he started on Sirius today), and will probably find myself listening to him every morning (and if I miss anything, I can catch the West Coast reply on the other Howard channel).
LTBEWR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 2271 times:
I find his sthick very immature and not funny. I feel he insults women, the handicapped and others. Now without the need to filter his language, he will get worse and will even turn his hard core audience off after a while. I would rather hear some good Rock music than some blatering fool.
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 2267 times:
Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 10): Now without the need to filter his language, he will get worse and will even turn his hard core audience off after a while. I would rather hear some good Rock music than some blatering fool.
He said this morning that even though he can get away with now, he's going to try not to use obscenities on the air. A few slipped out, but I doubt he'll do nothing worse that let out the occassional F-bomb and the various names for female genitalia. He even played the radio edit of Eminem's "Lose It".
Just read in the paper that the show will have some ads, just not to the extend that his old show had them. They said that his old show had about 18 minutes of ads per hour, while the new one will have about 6. Only the first show today would be ad-less.
Jetjack74 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 2235 times:
Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 9): I think he spends far too much time shoving the straight agenda in our faces.
Shoving the straight agenda? Funny.
The same could be said for the gay agenda, but I digress.
Quoting Dtwclipper (Thread starter): I don't get it, I just find him vulgar.
I don't think it's an age thing, as I know a lot of people my age who think he's great.
Maybe it's a straight guy thing?
Howard Stern is paid to be a shock jock, so he's going push the envelope to deliver what he's paid to do. I used to find him funny, when his show was farting, porn and vulger references. It was funny, but then he went all political, and the censors went crazy with his show. The past year really dove to boredom with the fact they just basically talked about "how great it'll be when they go Sirius", and really went away from what made the show funny. I had bootleg copies of his specials Crucified By the FCC, Butt Bongo Fiesta, and US Open Sores. They were funny then, but I would pay to subscriber radio to hear that stuff. Not worth it to me.
Chrisjake From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 2224 times:
at first he was mildly interesting only because he, and his act, were new. it was a fad, i guess. but it got old listening to the same thing day after day after day. after a couple of months, i was over it. i dont hate him, but i dont care for him either.
i have a buddy who went out and bought the whole satellite radio setup for home and car...........just to be able to listen to him. wow....unreal.
CaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 2224 times:
I could do what he does.
I just don't get the point of naked porn stars on a RADIO show. I don't get the point of getting a retarded midget laid by a hooker, yet again, on a RADIO show. I just don't get it. It seems like Howard is there only for his own enjoyment.
RAMPRAT980 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 2195 times:
If my memory serves me right. Years ago there was a big push to censor music lyrics. And, again if my menory serves me right, the person spearheading the action was Tipper Gore a.k.a. Mrs. Al Gore.
Personally I feel that there are more people on the left who want to see Howard Stern silenced than those on the right. I think the attack is coming from the left with the help of the media
As far as howard goes I have listened to his show since he started here in NYC on AM radio. And he has never said anything that I found to be repulsive. He may be the king of all media but I feel that he is a media god on the same level as Rush Limbaugh, Bob Grant and Michael Savage.
I met the asshole at a NABET convention in LA at the Biltmore Hotel in 1978. I attended a "Listening Party" for an up and coming group called "The Fixx". The F'n guy wouldn't shut up, was loud, told a CBS records A&R guy that he wouldn't play the record because the food was shitty and he didn't get enough "blow". I could go on and on. He makes Rick Dees look like a gentleman (Dees is another major radio sphincter). I don't understand how assholes like Stern can succeed.
Halls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 2173 times:
Well, I'm going to don the asbestos suit and admit I enjoyed listening to Howard during the morning commute.
Did I think everything was funny? No. Was he in bad taste? Frequently. (Calling Air Florida after the 737 crashed into the Potomac to ask what was a one way fare from DCA to the 14th street bridge was one example. But it WAS funny.) But the prank phone calls (like the one to Peter Jennings during the OJ standoff) were priceless, and he has a keen ability to puncture the pomposity that is rampant among US entertainment elites. And when he wasn't on a topic I found amusing, I simply turned him off. All in all, he was a hell of a lot more interesting than 99% of the crap on US commercial radio, and I'll miss being able to break the monotony of a crappy DC commute.
Unfortunately, he picked Sirius, and I'm an XM subscriber.
And Westy, he's apparently got George Takai as his announcer, so I suspect he's going to be an equal opportunity insulter....
: i cant stand the guy but i like opie and anthony on xm radio they are a lot better.