Miracle on 56th Street

December 16, 2005
Photo: The Howard Stern Show

Howard began his final broadcast reporting that it was warm in New York and that the rain was supposed to taper off within a few hours. Howard then got Gary, who was on the street, on the line.

Gary informed Howard that the scene outside the building was already getting wild and that the rain apparently hadn’t stopped anyone from coming down.

Howard responded that he woke up at 1 a.m. and immediately thought the plans for the morning would be ruined because of the snow and rain that was coming down at the time. Howard went on to say, though, that he was thrilled as he was getting ready for the show that the weather conditions had improved drastically. Howard added that he read his speech last night to Beth and that, although it was a bit long according to his standards, he felt like it conveyed what he wanted to say to his fans.

Come Hell or High Water

Photo: The Howard Stern Show

Gary mentioned that the mob of people was beginning to act crazy, noting that some were trying to push over the barricades as he spoke. Gary also said that the first person he noticed in the crowd was a woman who, once she saw him, opened up her trench coat to reveal writing on her naked body that wished Howard luck on SIRIUS. Gary went on to report that other signs in the crowd read “Stern is God,” “Hey Now,” “Proper Modulation” and “Fire!”

The last sign led Howard to point out that Artie hadn’t made it into the studio yet, because he was stuck in a flood. However, as Gary was talking to the naked woman, Artie arrived outside the studio and, through Gary’s mic, told Howard that the parade outside was “going to be nuts.” Gary then did a live interview with New York’s NBC affiliate, which Howard also aired. During the interview, Gary told the reporter that he was amazed at the size of the crowd that came out to demonstrate their support for the show.