Veteran Radio Host Carol Miller Whoops It Up in the Studio

October 3, 2012
Photo: Howard Stern Productions

Veteran radio host Carol Miller, of the nationally syndicated show Up All Night, stopped by to promote her memoir of the same name. Right out of the gates, she apologized for her froggy voice, explaining that she was recovering from the whooping cough.

“If you can listen to it, I’ll listen to it. I’ve been off the past week and a half,” she told Howard. “I could do Joan Rivers really well right now.”

Howard balked and covered his mouth, so Carol insisted she was no longer contagious: she’s been on antibiotics for 2 weeks–a good week past that stage. Carol said she’d originally gone to law school, and faced, like Howard, opposition when she turned to radio: “Your father never really thought you were a moron. He loved you. My father thought I was a moron.”

She lost her virginity, in college, “under pressure”–from women: “The women’s lib movement was cooked up by guys to make women think that it was their idea to do this–that they had an intellectual reason to do this.”

Carol on Dating Rockers

As she gained attention as a D.J., she also caught the attention of the top ’70s rockers.

She dated Kiss guitarist Paul Stanley and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler. “He’s a funny person. You know him. He’s a sweet guy. But he needs supervision,” she said of Tyler. “I wasn’t sure he knew how to use a bank machine.”

Carol attributed her affairs with rockers to nonchalance: “There were no [rock] posters up in my room as a child. I just thought they were good at what they did and it would be fun to go out with them.”

And she attributed the relationships’ ends to naïveté: “I thought every guy was looking to settle down. Even the guy in spandex on stage.”