Former Stern Show Staffer and Veteran Radio Broadcaster Ralph Howard Passes Away

The Stern Show remembers the original voice of Howard 100 News

August 8, 2018
Photo: The Howard Stern Show

Former Stern Show staffer and veteran radio newscaster Ralph Howard passed away Tuesday morning at the age of 77.

Ralph spent more than 50 years crafting a successful career at stations like 1010 WINS, WCBS, WMCA, and subsequently Howard 100 as part of the original news department.

“We could not find the right voice for Howard 100 News because in order for the joke to work we had to have a real credible news voice,” Howard recalled. “And when Ralph Howard walked in, we knew right away we had our man.”

Ralph quickly became a beloved voice on the station, going on to do hundreds of newscasts for Howard before retiring in 2013.

“He really was, like, the sweetest guy and well-loved down here,” Stern Show staffer Will Murray remembered.

“Ralph Howard was a great guy. It’s a sad day,” Howard added.

Our deepest condolences go out to Ralph’s family and friends.