The Howard Stern Show staff

The Howard Stern Show staff

Throughout its nearly 30 year run The Howard Stern Show has gone through a number of staff members and contributors.


Current staff

These staffers currently work for and appear on the show on a regular, if not hourly basis.


These people currently sit in the studio throughout the entire broadcast.

Howard Stern

Howard Stern is host of the show, which essentially is a discussion of topics that include world affairs, celebrity gossip, self-deprecation, bodily functions, conflicts among his staff, his own personal family matters, and the antics of the show's Wack Pack.[1] Self-proclaimed "King of All Media".

Robin Ophelia Quivers

A former nurse and Captain in the United States Air Force, Robin Quivers first met Stern after being assigned as his newswoman at WWDC in March 1981, and has been his co-host and news reader ever since. Quivers briefly left the show towards the end of her time at WWDC when Stern made a deal at WNBC in 1982, and did not realize WNBC initially refused to hire her. Quivers returned to the show at WNBC a month after Stern.[2]

Stern once said that Quivers is the only person on the show that he would allow to talk freely during the broadcast, although comedian Artie Lange was allowed this privilege as well during his years on the show.[3] Quivers is often teased by Stern for her ample (34G) chest.

Fred Norris

Of the show's staff, Stern met Norris first, in 1979, when the two worked as disc jockeys at WCCC in Hartford, Connecticut. Norris would work the overnight slot, under the name "Earth Dog", after which Stern would host the morning slot.[4] Although Stern left shortly afterwards, Norris stayed at WCCC until joining Stern and Quivers at Washington, D.C.'s WWDC in 1981.[1]

Norris is married to Allison (nee Furman) and they have one daughter, Tess.

Norris' current role on the show is to provide sound effects, organize and direct commercials and live reads, and occasionally perform writing duties. Norris also provides impersonations of show regulars, celebrities and others.[5][6]

Benjy Bronk

Born in 1967, Bronk began working on The Howard Stern Show as an intern in 1998 at age 31.[7] He eventually earned a paid position conducting pre-interviews of show guests and gathering articles for Robins Quiver's news. In 2000, Benjy was given an in-studio slot next to writers Jackie Martling and Fred Norris, writing on-the-spot jokes for Stern as the show transpired.[8] After Martling left the show in early 2001, Bronk continued as an in-studio joke writer with Norris. Bronk is perhaps best known as a constant source of disgust to Howard due to his persistent tardiness, heavy sweating and a striking inability to communicate verbally when asked simple questions on air.

George Takei

George Takei

George Takei serves, once per quarter, as the show's announcer. Before joining the show, Takei became popular among the cast after soundbites of his audiobook about his career on Star Trek were played on the show. The clips stood out due to his deep, baritone voice, and were frequently played. In 2006, when the show moved to Sirius, it was announced that Takei would be the show's official announcer. Once every quarter, Takei will sit in the studio (often for a week at a time), often doing an "announce" as the show goes into commercial.[9] On the December 7, 2010 Howard Stern Show, it was revealed that Mr. Takei suffers from bunions, a chronic foot disease.[10]

Outside the studio

These are the behind the scenes (though in the Stern world even the behind the scenes folks are frequently on air) staffers who keep the show ticking.

Richard Christy

While working as an electrician in Florida and playing as a drummer in a number of heavy metal bands including Iced Earth and Death, Christy began calling into the show from October 1999, initially sending voice mails to the show's assistant producer K. C. Armstrong which would get played on-air. From 2001 to 2003, Christy would send song parodies and bits about Armstrong and show co-host Robin Quivers. Christy would also make his first visit to the show on April 24, 2003 where he played a round of blackjack to win a date with a porn star.

In July 2004, when the show was holding a "Win John's Job" cont following the departure of Stuttering John from the show, Christy won the position as voted by fans. Since joining the show, Christy has become known for his prank calls, song parodies, unique personality, and "show stunts" he performs with Sal the Stockbroker.[11]

Christy is currently the drummer in the heavy-metal band Charred Walls of the Damned.

In 2011, Christy wedded his long-time girlfriend Kristen, formerly known as "Kristen the Intern". She now goes by the name Kristy Christy.

Steve Brandano

Steve The Intern is an associate producer, former intern, and host of the Wednesday night intern show.

Gary Dell'Abate

Gary Dell'Abate, aka Baba Booey, serves as the show's head producer. Hired right after graduating from Adelphi University in 1984, he has worked for the show ever since. Dell'Abate is mocked on the Stern Show for his appearance and frequent mispronunciations. He earned the nickname "Baba Booey" after insisting it to be the correct name of the cartoon character Baba Looey.[12]

Sal Governale

Salvatore "Sal" Governale (better known as "Sal the Stockbroker") started calling into the show while working as a stockbroker in New York City. Sal became a well-known caller in the wake of his frequent call-ins making fun of Gary Dell'Abate. Despite coming in second in the "Win John's Job" contest, Sal was hired as writer for the show. He is known for the prank phone calls and homoerotic show stunts he performs with Richard (though both are alleged to be straight). He is frequently mocked on the show for his inappropriate public behavior, and his seemingly obsessive need to be Howard's friend. Though Sal employs crass racial humor on the show and in stand-up appearances, he denies being a racist. Invariably, when he tries to explain why he is not racist, he comes across as being even more racist, as in the infamous "Taped Apology" incident.[11]

JD Harmeyer

Jamie or "JD" Harmeyer is Howard's media producer. He records TV shows, pulls clips from the internet and edits together highlights from recent happenings in movies and TV. He went to Full Sail University, and briefly texted Ashley Dupre. He has a vast knowledge of movie-trivia, and wants to be a film director. He is known on air as a "mushmouth" for his inability to express himself effectively. JD is often heard on air due to Howard's fascination with his life and personality, which he feels is similar to himself at a young age.[13]

Jon Hein

Jon Hein.

Jon Hein has made guest appearances on the show since May 3, 2001,[14] discussing television shows that have "jumped the shark", a term he uses to describe when a show has passed its prime (based on an episode of the show, Happy Days, where a previously popular and well-done show clearly and memorably began to go downhill). In late 2005, while experimental programming was broadcast on Howard 100 and Howard 101, Hein presented the first edition of Superfan Roundtable. His success in on-air hosting led him to become the co-host of the The Wrap-Up Show when the show moved to Sirius XM in January 2006.[15]

Hein is also a cohost on the monthly Saturday show "Geek Time" with Jason Kaplan and Ralph Cirella. Hein is a diabetic who, in spite of his illness, is also well-known for his fondness for fast food.

Jason Kaplan

Jason Kaplan is an associate producer for the show. He has many duties, including writing the daily show rundown that appears on the show's website, and taking photos that appear alongside the daily rundown. In September 2007, Jason and HowardTV director Scott Depace engaged in an intense feud stemming from their political differences; Jason is a liberal Democrat, Depace is a conservative George W. Bush supporter.

Jason was married to his girlfriend, Janis on November 8, 2008. Notable guests at the ceremony included Howard Stern, Robin Quivers, Gary Dell'Abate, as well as the majority of Stern's staff. The reception featured speeches from fellow staff members, Ronnie Mund and J. D. Harmeyer. Kaplan hosts "Page 69" along with Will Murray. On the wrap-up show on August 19, Kaplan stated that he grew up in Stanhope, NJ.

Kaplan is also a producer of the monthly show "Geek Time" that airs on certain Saturdays with Jon Hein and Ralph Cirella.[16]

Tracy Millman

Tracy Millman is the office manager and self-described "intern wrangler". She briefly hosted a show on SiriusXM Channel 101 called "Tracy Millman's Happy Hour", in which she called out other staff members for poor or inappropriate behavior. The show quickly became controversial and Millman cancelled it due the stress it was causing her and her co-workers.

Ronnie Mund

Ronald Mund, commonly referred to as Ronnie the Limo Driver, is Howard's limousine driver and bodyguard, and the head of security at Sirius Radio.[17][18][19] During the week of Sept. 8, 2008, Ronnie was voted "the angriest" person related with the show. On the October 27th, 2009 Wrap Up Show, Ronnie revealed that he was formerly a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force. Ronnie is known for making appearances at strip clubs and flirting with many of the women there. In late 2010, Ronnie was half-jokingly reprimanded by Howard for nicknaming the only female intern with the name "Smiles." Starting on May 9, 2011, Ronnie commenced a weekly (and immediately popular) "Hot Chick of the Week" contest via Twitter.[20] Mund is also known as a spokesman and on-stage personality at Rick's Cabaret, a chain of gentlemen's clubs.

Will Murray

Will Murray is the show's researcher and segment producer. He preinterviews all guests, and compiles pages of notes of research for Howard to use during interviews. Sometimes Will also operates on the phones. When a member of the show is being ridiculed on-air, Will sends Howard an instant message on Howard's computer screen, with other back-office staff usually joining in. He and fellow producer Jason Kaplan host the Howard 100 News segment "Page 69."

Will is now married as of September 5, 2008 to his long time girlfriend. Will is from the Philadelphia area and is a huge Philadelphia sports fan. He first appeared on the show while battling cancer as a child.[21]

Will won the staff IQ test contest with a score of 130.

Scott Salem

Scott the Engineer is the show's long-time engineer, having joined on February 10, 1986.[22] Having previously worked at WABC (AM) and WPLJ in New York City, Salem received a voice mail from Jimmy Fink, then the morning personality at WXRK informing him of his new position.[23] Salem is responsible for editing recordings for the show. He is usually only heard from when there are technical problems, for which Stern blames him.

On January 7, 1998, Salem competed in a challenge set by Stern in which he had to perform 17 push-ups for $31,000.[24] Though controversial, Salem was eventually paid the money due to poor refereeing. In 1996, the Austin American-Statesman wrote that Scott is "always threatening to quit or on the verge of being fired, he's the show's whipping boy for technical problems".[25] In 2007, Salem made a onetime appearance on tour with the Killers of Comedy, performing stand-up followed by a Q&A session with the audience. Stern defended Scott's skill and contribution to the show and makes a point of saying in his second book Miss America "just because we are always so brutal to Scott, I must go on record to say Scott is the best engineer I've ever worked with."

Tim Sabean

Tim Sabean is the program director for Howard 100 & 101. He manages the channels and their personnel for Howard. Before coming to Sirius he was the program director at Stern's Philadelphia affiliate WYSP-FM.[26]

Howard TV

Howard TV is the video companion to the Stern radio show broadcast via the subscription video-on-demand service iN DEMAND.

Ralph Cirella

Ralph Cirella

Ralph Cirella is paid by Howard TV to be Howard Stern's personal stylist, a job he previously held for Stern's E! show. Cirella was first hired to construct a "talking penis", for a broadcast at the Felt Forum on New Year's Eve 1986.[27] He has been a listener since Stern's time at WNBC from 1982 to 1985.[28] Cirella did not make on-screen appearances until 1990, when he worked on costumes, special effects and make up on The Howard Stern Show on WWOR-TV. Throughout 2006, Cirella briefly co-hosted the now defunct The Friday Show with Gary Dell'Abate and Jon Hein, on Howard 100 and Howard 101. He is currently host of "Geek Time" which airs on Howard 101 on certain Saturdays with Jon Hein and Jason Kaplan, and, in Stern's opinion, his obsession with "Geek Time" is having a clear and strongly negative impact on his stylist responsibilities. As a result, it is rumored that "Geek Time" will be cancelled on or before Memorial Day 2011.[29]

Cirella is known for his collection of movie memorabilia, particularly science fiction films such as Star Wars. In 2008, he asked Dell'Abate for a life-sized cardboard cutout of Iron Man; he has a similar decoration of David Hasselhoff from the show Baywatch.[30]

Scott DePace

Scott DePace is the television director for the daily broadcast of The Howard Stern Show for Howard TV. He is known on-air for his staunch, though often obtuse, support of George W. Bush and the Republican Party. He has a second business selling a product called "The VideoCaddy",[31] a clamping system to attach a video camera to a golf cart. His wife, Pamela, won an Emmy for her work on "The Daily Show". He is originally from Delaware. His hobbies include playing the video game "Halo 3" on Xbox 360. He has played against Howard Stern Show Producer Gary Dell Abate's children Jackson and Lucas online. His employment at former Chuck E. Cheese's competitor Showbiz Pizza Place is frequently referenced on the show; his on-air appearances are often accompanied by the Showbiz Pizza Place jingle.[32]

Mike Gange

Mike Gange started at the show as an intern, and, after years of toil, worked his way up to cameraman/interviewer for the former Stern TV show on E! Mr. Gange is now supervising producer for Howard TV, but remains most famous for creating the meme "so, how did it go in there?" while first working for E!.[33]

Doug Goodstein

Doug Z. Goodstein was Stern's E! show producer and is currently executive producer for Howard TV On Demand. He was the former manager of the now-deceased Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf. He caught a lot of heat for letting his daughter sit in Howard's ON-AIR chair for a photograph. His enthusiasm for amateur photography led him to document Ground Zero during the World Trade Center attacks in 2001.[34]

Howard 100 News

The Howard 100 News team reports on events that relate to the Howard Stern Universe.

Brad Driver

Brad Driver was the News Director at Howard 100 news and was responsible for managing the news team.[35] According to sources at Sirius/XM, Driver resigned the position effective October 8, 2011.

Shuli Egar

Shuli Egar is a comedian who first appeared on the show in June 2003. When Stern announced his planned move to Sirius and created Howard 100 News in 2005, Egar was an early hire. He was quickly promoted to The Wack Pack beat and also filled in for Lisa G and Steve Langford when they are out.[36] Among other duties, he has served as foil and nemesis to the ineffectual Doug Goodstein as well as hosted the Miserable Men Show on Howard101 from 2006 through 2011 when the show was discontinued.

Lisa Glasberg

A former co-host with Dr. Dre and Ed Lover on New York hip-hop radio station WQHT-FM, known as Hot 97, Lisa Glasberg, known informally as Lisa G is an on-air reporter for Howard 100, updating live news headlines each morning and filing reports for hourly Howard 100 news updates.[37][38]

Glasberg is a native of Woodmere, New York.

Ralph Howard

Ralph Howard is the anchor who reads the Howard 100 News every afternoon. He recently[when?] underwent lung transplant surgery.[39]

Michael Morales

"High Pitch" Mike is Howard 100 News producer, reporter, and on-air regular. Publicly came out as gay on the show.[40]

"The Tapes" Department

The Tapes Department produces specials out of the archives of the Howard Stern Show, such as "Howard Stern: The Peacock Years", "The Gayest Week Ever", and the annual (and award winning) "History of Howard Stern".[41]

  • David Heydt: Executive In Charge of Production
  • Rich Gibbons: Producer
  • Paul Grassini: Producer
  • Jeremy Lipkin: Head Writer
  • David LeClaire: Segment Producer
  • Ben Barto: Assistant Producer
  • Ryan Rasmason: Assistant Editor

Hosts of Other Howard Stern Channel Shows

Scott Ferrall

Scott Ferrall is the host of The Scott Ferrall Show heard weekdays at 8pm EST on Howard 101.[42]

Greg Fitzsimmons

Greg Fitzsimmons is the host of The Greg Fitzsimmons Show heard Mondays at Midnight EST on Howard 101.

Riley Martin

Riley Martin it is a self-described alien contactee, author, and host of The Riley Martin Show heard Tuesdays at Midnight EST on Howard 101.[42] He is infamously and persistently drunk on the air, and his shows consist mostly of his pleading to Tim Sabean for additional air time (and thus more money)[29]

Jackie Martling

Jackie Marling is the former head writer and in-studio laugh track of the Howard Stern Show. He is now the host of Jackie's Joke Hunt. The show, co-hosted by fellow friar Ian Karr, premiered on October 3, 2006 at 7pm EST. It continues to air, live, every Tuesday at 7pm EST on Sirius Howard 101, with reruns scheduled for Thursday mornings at 12AM EST and Saturday afternoons at 2pm EST.

While touring as a national headliner, Jackie Martling recorded several joke LPs that became the resume he submitted to Howard Stern and which led to his hiring as a show castmember. After three years, he rose to the position of head writer, a job he held for 15 years. He is famous for pioneering joke writing "on the fly", a technique of instant scripting where he wrote jokes and funny lines for Howard Stern while the show was in progress. Jackie also wrote dialogue for the infamous "Jackie Puppet", voiced by Billy West. West has remarked how surreal it was to sit behind Jackie, viciously attacking him as the puppet, with lines Jackie had just written himself.

After several earlier disagreements over compensation, Martling left the Stern Show in March 2001, over a salary disagreement with the show's employer WXRK. He has since admitted that the amount of money under dispute was fairly small, but still caused him to refuse to sign a new contract.

Martling's chair on the Howard Stern Show was eventually filled by former MADtv cast member Artie Lange; however, Lange did not take over Martling's job as head writer, as primary writing duties are shared by Fred Norris and Benjy Bronk. After leaving the show, Martling pursued his other interests, including acting, music, and stand-up comedy. He also expanded his line of electronic joke products. Martling can also be heard on Howard 100 on Fridays when Sirius airs Master Tape Theatre, selected, "best-of" recordings from Howard's shows from the WXRK days.

Martling has since returned to the Stern show to roast producer Gary Dell'Abate and on March 13, 2007, Martling made a long-awaited guest appearance on the show. In May 2007, the Stern show aired a two day salute to Jackie Martling on Stern 100. The show contained dozens of classic Jackie moments intercut with new interviews with Jackie and others. Martling appears with his Stern Show successor Artie Lange in the 2003 film Mail Order Bride. Martling last appeared on the Howard Stern Show on February 10, 2010, during an interview that became a continuous 40-minute "plug" of everyone he has ever met. After the "interview," show writer Fred Norris shared his feelings for Martling, comparing having him on the show to walking into a plane propeller.[43]


Mutt is the founder of the Stern Fan Network message board and host of The Super Fan Roundtable heard Thursdays at 7pm EST on Howard 101.[44]

Jeff Probst & Natalie Maines

Jeff Probst is best known for his role as the host of the U.S. version of the reality show Survivor and Natalie Maines is best known as the lead singer of The Dixie Chicks. Together after each season of Survivor has wrapped-up they host a two hour Celebrity Superfan Roundtable on Howard 101, where they bring in big name Hollywood stars such as actor David Arquette, LA weatherbabe Jillian Barbarie, producer Damon Lindelof, singer Mark McGrath, actor Jerry O'Connell, actor Ryan Phillippe, comedienne Sarah Silverman, actor Steven Webber to discuss their favorite moments on the Stern show.[45]

Jay Thomas

Jay Thomas is an American actor and comedian who hosts The Jay Thomas Show Monday through Thursday at 3pm EST on Sirius Starz 102 and Friday mornings at 7am EST on Howard 101.[42]

Chuck Zito

Chuck Zito Chuck Zito is an actor, amateur boxer, martial artist, celebrity bodyguard, stuntman, former boxing trainer and former president of the New York chapter of the Hells Angels, and is host of the monthly Chick Zito's View at 7pm EST on Howard 101.[46]

Former staff and associates

The following people all saw significant air-time when they worked with Howard. Some were either show staffers who went on to bigger and better things, interns, Howard's bosses, and station support staff who for a time were all integral to the show.

Former radio staff

K. C. Armstrong

K. C. Armstrong

Kyle Casey "K. C." Armstrong (born July 17, 1975) began as the show's intern in 1997 and later became associate producer from 1998 to 2004.[47][48] Growing up in Suffolk County, New York, his father was the head football and wrestling coach at Port Jefferson High School.

Armstrong now lives in Newport Beach, California, where he is trying to start a career in acting. He has his own comedy DVD called Die Laughing. He has acted in three movies – Death4Told, Grace and the Storm and Secret War and stars on the comedy DVD series Meet the Creeps.

Lee Davis

"Boy" Lee Davis was the original Stern show producer at WNBC before Gary Dell'Abate. He left to become the producer of the Soupy Sales show.[49]

Steve Freid

Steve "the Engineer" Freid first worked with Ben Stern and later worked with Howard when he arrived at K-Rock. He gained notoriety performing as the character Wood Yi, a parody of actor/director Woody Allen. Billy West come up with the idea for the character in the early 1990s and Steve was chosen to play the part due to having a similar sounding voice. When performing as Wood Yi, Steve would read lines supplied to him by the shows' staff, reciting them in a deadpan manner. He would ask the guests unusual or inappropriate questions, often sexual or racist. He would also do various bits and prank calls. This persona as Wood Yi is in stark contrast to his shy and mild mannered personailty. Steve stayed at K-Rock when the Stern Show moved to Sirius in 2006, but still makes occasional calls to the show, although more often, the staff would use clips of his voice.[50]

Gary Garver

Gary Garver was a West Coast based correspondent for The Howard Stern Show. He was sent to awards shows, movie premieres and television conventions to ask "Stuttering John"-type questions to celebrities and has-beens. It was revealed in an on-air confrontation with Howard Stern and Gary Dell'Abate on the November 16, 2009 broadcast that he was dismissed because Garver's interviews were too confrontational and when the Stern show asked him to reel it in, he did not comply.[51]

Steve Grillo

Former Stern Show intern and associate producer at WXRK. Known as "Gorilla", Steve was famously in charge of preparing Howard's daily baked potato. Howard dedicated his second book Miss America to Steve.

After the Stern show, he pursued acting and worked as a bartender. Currently, is working with a production company in the development of a show about spending his summers in a trailer park in the Catskils. On June 11, 2010 a benefit concert was held for him at Pasha in New York City in an effort to raise the $5000 needed to save the trailer, as he had fallen behind on his payments to lease space in the trailer park[52] He is also the former co-owner/delivery boy for Hell's Kitchen Pizza.[53] Coincidently, one of his few acting roles was a pizza worker on The Sopranos.

Grillo also conducted movie reviews for Howard 100 News in 2006. As an homage to his former duties as an Stern show intern, he would rate the films by awarding them a certain number of potatoes.

Gorilla, on occasion will ask random "man on the street" questions for the Stern show.[54]

Steve continues to take acting classes in Manhattan at CnC studios.

Artie Lange

Artie Lange

Lange's first appearance on the show was as a guest alongside fellow comedian Norm Macdonald on January 8, 1998, following a bit involving Scott the Engineer and his challenge to perform 17 complete push-ups. Although appearing with Macdonald to promote the film Dirty Work, Lange had been a fan of Stern since the 1980s when on one occasion following the death of Lange's father in 1987, show producer Gary Dell'Abate sent Lange an autographed jacket which Lange auctioned off for $2,000 to support his family.

Following the departure of the show's writer and comedian Jackie "The Jokeman" Martling in 2001, several comedians "auditioned" for Martling's seat by sitting in for a couple of shows. Lange's first appearance in what became known as "The Jackie Chair" occurred for 2 days, on May 7 and 8, 2001. The temporary appearance consisted of being Stern's sidekick along with Quivers, and Lange frequently told personal stories, usually regarding alcohol, drugs, food and prostitutes. On October 29, 2001, Lange joined the show full-time.

Lange left the show in December 2009. At first the leave was thought to be temporary, but in early 2010 he attempted suicide at his apartment in Hoboken, New Jersey.[55] The incident has not been discussed in great deal on the show and for much of 2010, Stern mentioned that Lange would return when he was healthy. However, in 2011 the show and the Howard 100 News have begun to reference Lange as a "former" staffer.

John Melendez

In 1988, Stuttering John was attending New York University's film school, and belonged to a band called "Rock Slide". His college roommate, Mitch Fatel, was on the verge of quitting his internship with The Howard Stern Show, when Melendez begged him for a recommendation for an internship on the show, whose producer, Gary Dell'Abate, interviewed Melendez and mentioned his stuttering problem to Stern, who decided to hire him as a field reporter.

On Stern's show, Melendez conducted outrageous street interviews and appeared at press conferences, asking off-the-wall questions to various celebrities, including Gennifer Flowers, Ringo Starr, Burt Reynolds, Tommy Lasorda, Larry King and the Dalai Lama. He also provided comic relief on the show itself with his misadventures, poor grammar, and sloppy pronunciation. Melendez left the show after being offered a half-million dollar contract as the announcer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Though Howard states during his radio show that his relationship with Melendez is fine, much focus was spent in a February 2008 broadcast in which Stern replayed a recent radio interview between John and radio show host Adam Carolla. During the interview, Melendez stated that Stern and former radio station WXRK (K-Rock) never paid him enough. Stern became infuriated, using several expletives to describe the former intern/phone screener, and even going so far as to order Melendez's wife to stop calling Stern's then-fiance Beth Ostrosky, who were friends.[56]

Al Rosenberg

Al Rosenberg was a writer/performer for Howard on WNBC, and also worked for Imus in the Morning during that period. He did numerous voice impressions including Sue Simmons and Dr. Ruth Westheimer. In The History of Howard Stern, Howard stated that he hired Al after Imus fired him so that he (Imus) could hire his girlfriend to replace Rosenberg. He stayed on at WNBC after Howard was fired because he was still under contract to the station. Al also worked on WNEW-AM radio as one half of the morning team with Bob Fitzsimmons. He also worked with Ted Brown. He would later work again for Howard on the "Channel 9 Show" as a writer. Al called in to Howard's show in 2007 (during a Paul Mooney interview) to discuss Imus' racism.[57] He currently works doing speaking engagements and voice-over work.[58] He also recently[when?] started appearing on Howard 101's "Miserable Men" program.[59]

Billy West

Billy West

Billy West provided the show with comedy impersonations on a temporary basis, beginning on November 7, 1988.[27] He would be known for his impressions for Marge Schott and show comedian Jackie Martling. West's final appearance was on November 1, 1995, before he left the show over contract and salary disputes.[60][61] On February 19 and February 20, 2007, a special two-part retrospective of West's work on the show was broadcast on Howard 100 and Howard 101, covering over 11 hours.[62]

West has also been an occasional contributor to The Adam Carolla Show, a syndicated morning radio show that replaced Stern along cities in the West Coast.

Former TV staff

Scott Einziger

Scott Einziger is a former Producer of Howard's syndicated Saturday night TV show and E! show. Left the show in November 2001 to become a producer on The Amazing Race. He has since worked on other reality shows such as Kid Nation, Big Brother, and Are You Hot? for which Stern sued for ripping off his "The Evaluators" bit.[63]

Robin Radzinski

Robin Radzinski is a former E! network executive and former Producer of Howard's E! show who has also worked for G4, HBO, and TBS.[64]

Former Howard 100 News Staff

During June 2006, at least four employees of the Howard 100 News were "let go". Penny Crone and George Flowers left Howard 100 News in January 2007 due to budget cuts.[65]

  • Liz Aiello (Oct 05 – Aug 06)
  • Erica Phillips (Oct 05 – Nov 06)
  • Mike Piazza (Oct 05 – Jun 06)
  • Phil Iazzetta (Oct 05 – Jun 06)
  • Michelle Jerson (Oct 05 – Jun 06)
  • Penny Crone (Oct 05 – Jan 07)
  • George Flowers (Oct 05 – Jan 07)
  • Steve Juchnevcius
  • Steve Langford
  • James Kouledianos
  • Lou Pelligrino
  • Lisa Zerbo

Former bosses

Randy Baungarten

Randy Baungarten is a radio executive and former Vice-President and General Manager at WNBC who was later promoted to be President of the entire NBC Radio Network.Robin said that Randy's tenure at WNBC were the "good years" at the station because Randy "understood the show, and was interested in letting the talent do the things that would let the talent be successful."[66]

Tom Chiusano

Tom Chiusano was the general manager at WXRK, the frequent target of Stern show jokes, and in the later years of the show the master of the "dump button" to prevent content he deemed inappropriate from reaching the airwaves.[67]

John Hayes

John Hayes is a radio executive, famously named "The Incubus" by Howard during his days as Vice-President and General Manager at WNBC replacing Randy Baungarten. He and Kevin Metheny were portrayed by Paul Giamatti as a composite character under the name Kenny "Pig Vomit" Rushton in the 1997 movie, Private Parts. It was Hayes who actually fired Stern from WNBC-AM in 1985 on the orders of NBC network executives. In 2002, Hayes once again pulled Stern's show from CILQ-FM in Toronto.[68]

Kevin Metheny

Kevin Metheny is a radio executive, famously named "Pig Virus" by Howard during his days as Program Director at WNBC. He and his replacement John Hayes were portrayed by Paul Giamatti as a composite character under the name Kenny "Pig Vomit" Rushton in the 1997 movie, Private Parts.[69]

Les Moonves

Les Moonves is the head of CBS Programming. Howard calls him a snake because he's done some things to him over the years that were not too cool. Howard claims that Les told him to go ahead with his lawsuit against some former co-workers, but then Les hired the same guys to produce shows for CBS. In February 2006 Les, and CBS Radio, filed a $500 million lawsuit against Howard and his agent.[63][70]

Other former associates

Donna Fiducia

Donna Fiducia began her career at Shadow Traffic in New York in 1984. She went on to report from WNBC Radio's "N Copter" where she worked daily with Howard Stern, who gave her a less-than-professional on-air moniker. (Donna Fiduchbag)[71]


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