Howard’s Father, Ben Stern, Helped Close the SiriusXM Deal

King of All Media admits that his father's advice weighed heavy on his decision to stay at SiriusXM

December 9, 2010
Photo: The Howard Stern Show

Howard’s dad Ben Stern called in to discuss Howard’s new contract and congratulate everyone on the show. “Congratulations to the whole crew there,” he said.

Howard said Ben actually had a lot do with the new contract. “My dad’s of the theory that if you have something good going, you keep it going till it ends,” he said. “I kept hearing his voice in my head whenever I considered not working.”

Howard also credited his psychiatrist’s influence on his decision to continue broadcasting. “He convinced me I enjoy it! I don’t know how he did that,” he continued. “I think he’s right. I hope he’s right! I’ve got five more years of this.”