Howard Stern

Howard Stern

Let There Be Shock Radio?

Throughout the history of radio, its broadcasters and programs have maintained decent content that the whole family could enjoy. Then came ?shock radio.? ?Shock radio? is a talk radio program featuring derogatory or offensive remarks, vulgar language, and/or crude humor. While the pioneer of this media was Don Imus, it was Howard Stern who took it too far; or did he
Howard Stern was born to Ben and Ray Stern on January 12, 1954, in Queens, New York. His family then moved to the predominantly black neighborhood of Roosevelt on Long Island (Stern, 1993). Since the age of five Stern knew that he wanted to be on the radio and he often entertained other children at neighborhood parties by putting on improvised puppet shows (Lackmann, 1996). He attended Boston University and worked as a radio DJ there until he was fired after his first broadcast. A few radio stations later, he ended up having a morning show in Washington, D.C. It was here that he began to establish an audience and a reputation as a ?Shock Jock? (Douglas, 1999). He was eventually fired again and moved

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