The Howard Stern Show
is an American radio show hosted by its namesake Howard Stern
. It gained wide recognition in the 1990s when it was nationally syndicated
on terrestrial radio
from 1986 to 2005. The show has been exclusive to Sirius XM Radio
, a subscription-based satellite radio
service, since 2006.
The show developed in 1979 when Stern landed his first morning shift at WCCC
in Hartford, Connecticut
, four years into his professional career. He continued to break out as a morning personality at WWWW
in Detroit, Michigan
in 1980 and was paired with his current news anchor and co-host Robin Quivers
in 1981 at WWDC
in Washington, D.C.
. In 1982, Stern's success in Washington led to a spot at WNBC
in New York City
, where he hosted the city's top afternoon show until his firing in 1985. The show returned to the airwaves soon after on WXRK
, where it became one of the most popular radio shows. In December 2005, following the announcement of his move to Sirius, the show left terrestrial radio. The Howard Stern Show
aired in a total of 60 markets
across the United States and Canada
to an audience of 20 million listeners at its peak. It consecutively ranked number one in the Arbitron
ratings in the New York area between 1994 and 2001.
Since 1994, the show has been filmed for broadcast on television. A condensed program of show highlights aired on the E!
network from 1994 to 2005 and on Howard TV
, a subscription on-demand
service on digital cable
, since 2006. Between 1990 and 2004, a... Read More