On Fridays, Mastertape Theatre airs, playing replays of old Howard Stern shows from years past.
Replays of the show can be heard throughout the day on Howard 100 and various times on Howard 101.
Though controversial, he is one of the highest-paid radio personalities in the United States and the most fined personality in radio broadcast history.
He is best known for his national radio show, which for many years was syndicated on FM radio stations (and a few AM stations) throughout the United States until his last terrestrial radio broadcast on December 16, 2005.
Howard Allen Stern (born January 12, 1954) is an American radio and TV personality, media mogul, humorist, actor, and author.
Howard Stern currently hosts The Howard Stern Show varying between four days a week (Monday-Thursday) and five days a week (Monday-Friday) on Howard 100, a Sirius Satellite Radio station.
Stern attended Roosevelt Junior High School, where he was supposedly one of the few white students in a predominantly African American school.
He quickly returned to FM radio by joining local rival station WXRK, premiering November 18, 1985, moving permanently to the morning drive time slot in February 1986.
The self-proclaimed "King of All Media" (a humorous reference to Michael Jackson's appellation "The King of Pop") has been dubbed a shock jock for his highly controversial use of scatological, sexual and racial humor.
Stern has said that the show was never about shocking people, but primarily intended to offer his honest opinions on a gamut of issues (ranging from world affairs to problems among his own staff).
This claim is most likely a comedy bit, as Stern sometimes utters Yiddish phrases on the air which he claims to be Italian phrases.
Stern's Hebrew name is Tzvi; his paternal grandparents, Froim and Anna (Gallar) Stern and maternal grandparents, Sol and Esther (Reich) Schiffman, were Austro-Hungarian Jews who immigrated to America at about the same time. These old recordings were later used in a parody commercial for the "Ben Stern School of Broadcasting", which specialized in graduating self-loathing and emotionally disturbed workaholic media leaders.
He began broadcasting on the subscription-based Sirius satellite radio service on January 9, 2006.