Still Making the Front Page

January 23, 2006
Photo: The Howard Stern Show

Howard began the show noting that, when he signed on with SIRIUS, he thought he’d be able to keep a low profile. However, Howard added that hasn’t been the case and announced that he’s on the front page of today’s New York Post. Howard explained that The Post story, which claims that SIRIUS is set to place restrictions on the show, was way off and that the publicity will only lead to more subscribers for SIRIUS. Howard went on to say that he’s known all along that some boundaries exist even on satellite, but that no additional restrictions will be taking place. Howard then reported that television stations have already picked up the article and proceeded to play some clips that aired by 6 a.m. this morning. After the clips, Howard again mentioned that he thought he’d disappear when he left regular radio, but that, thanks to stories like today’s article in The Post, people will wonder more than ever what he’s doing at his new home – and he thanked the press for that.

After hearing about the article, Artie mentioned that he recently watched “Lenny,” a bio-pic about Lenny Bruce and recalled the scene in which Lenny was thrown in jail simply for cursing during his act. Artie then added that, decades later, some people still want to silence entertainers. Howard agreed with Artie, and pointed out that people who are threatened by him are the ones who have never taken any chances with their own careers.