Ford Motor is giving parents the chance to send Howard Stern a message: Stay away from my teenage driver.
The automaker will announce today that it will create a system that allows parents to block 16 channels on Sirius Satellite Radio that could carry raunchy programming. The channels include those of shock jock Stern, Playboy, Hip-Hop Nation and Raw Dog Comedy.
“There’s a lot of mature-content programming out there, and it could be somewhat of a distraction for less-mature ears,” says Andy Sarkisian, Ford’s safety planning and strategy manager.
Sirius, Ford says, already excludes some stations from its family subscription plan. Ford says 60% of the parents it surveyed liked the MyKey approach, because they get to be the censors. “Mom and Dad still have their own key and can listen to Howard,” Sarkisian says.
Stern couldn’t be reached for comment through his agent. Sirius didn’t return a call requesting comment.
That news from the National Examiner follows Stern’s own five-year renewal through December 2015. He said that would probably be the last radio deal he’d cut, but now we know that 30-year news reader and sidekick Robin Quivers will be there with him.
So will Fred Norris. Former Air Force nurse Quivers pursued radio as a new career in the late 1970s and was partnered with Stern at rock “DC101” WWDC-FM, Washington in 1981. Norris first met Stern at WCCC, Hartford in 1979 and came to Washington to work with the show in 1982. Still to announce new deals with Stern: several of the writers and longtime producer Gary Dell’ Abate.
Gary Dell’Abate, the long-time producer of the Howard Stern Show and author of the New York Times-listed bestseller, They Call Me Baba Booey, was honored on Tuesday December 14th at an open-to-the-public party at Rick’s Cabaret NYC, the city’s leading gentlemen’s club.
The party rocked on the second floor of the upscale club that is part of the Rick’s Cabaret International (NASDAQ:RICK) group of clubs and was hosted by a hundred of the club’s beautiful topless entertainers along with Lonnie Hanover, the publicist who is a long-time friend of Dell’Abate. Several characters from the Howard Stern Show came to the party, including “Ronnie the Limo Driver” who said, “There are so many hot girls here. Rick’s Cabaret really knows how to throw a party.”
A few quotes from the girls at Rick’s were: “The book is really good, Gary is the greatest producer and now he is also a great author”” said Christina (32D-24-34). “There were some famous athletes at the party including a NY Jet and a NY Knick, but we are not allowed to reveal names,” said Valentina (33B-24-34). And Rick’s girl Fiona (36C-25-35) added, “Gary was so nice. He signed autographs for all his fans, and posed for lots of photos with us.”
Written with Chad Millman, They Call Me Baba Booey has received high praise from Stern show fans and celebrities. Comedienne Joan Rivers said, “Gary is smart, insightful, and funny, and I had no idea he came from such a dysfunctional family. If you think your family is nuts, wait until you read this story.”
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Howard Stern gave a lengthy statement about absent co-host Artie Lange during Wednesday morning’s Howard Stern Show broadcast.
Lange has now been absent from HSS for a full year. The comedian, who joined the Howard Stern Show cast in 2001, went on mandatory medical leave for conditions surrounding his heroin addiction in December 2010. A month later, he attempted suicide by stabbing himself nine times.
Stern’s December 9th announcement that the Howard Stern Show will continue on Sirius XM for another five years immediately prompted questions from fans about whether the prodigal son would return to fill the “Artie chair”. The media mogul addressed the issue Wednesday after a caller pressed him for information.
“I am very careful what I say about Artie and I’ll tell you why: I will never forget the feeling that shook me when I got the call what happened to Artie and what he did to himself. It rocked me. It rocked me profoundly. (voice cracks) I was so upset. I did a lot of self examination. I said: ‘Did I feed into this? Was I responsible for this?’ I asked myself lots of different questions. And my conclusion was that I love Artie. Artie Lange is a super talent and what he gave to this show I will always be grateful for. He was a great team player and there wasn’t a jealous bone in Artie’s body. He’s a gentleman. And funny.
But, in all seriousness, when the reality of life and death hit me-that he plunged a knife into himself several times, I vowed right then and there: I am not going to go on these airwaves and do anything to upset him or to rock his world. He needs lots of tender loving care. He needs the love of his family. He needs the love of his friends and he needs to get better. And this show? This is a comedy show and I can’t sit here and make jokes about Artie. I don’t want Artie to be offended by anything. Because he’s walking a tight wire, you know? He’s walking the tight rope.”
8:20am Yes, the day had finally arrived, Little Lupe Fuentes was finally going to ride the Sybian sex machine with it’s inventor, Dave Lambert. The big event was originally scheduled last September, but the 80 year old Lambert fell off a horse and injured himself, so he could not participate.
When the odd pair entered the studio, Lupe seemed very reluctant to get on the sex machine because Dave said he needed to hold her during the ride. She thought Dave would try to have sex with her during the ride. She seemed to calm down a bit when Dave told her that his 80-year old penis did not work any more and that his role on the Sybian with her was not sexual.
Finally the two mounted the Sybian and Lupe immediately started to freak out screaming “this is so weird” when Dave held her. She was calmed down with some coaching by Howard. She did not cooperate as the machine started to vibrate, but soon got into it. Once again Dave coached her during the whole ride repeatedly with “that’s a girls” and “go ahead and cum”. It was just as creepy as the Dave’s on the Sybian with adult film star Raven Alexis.
Lupe said she “got off” and then they tried a second run on the machine. After a few giggles, Lupe got right back into it for an encore and “finished” again. Needing very little goading, they tried a third time which was not a problem for Lupe who said she could “cum many times”. The third time came and went and Howard expressed his disappointment with Lupe’s lack of enthusiasm, which prompted her to thy a fourth time. This time, the actress/pornstar came out and she screamed and cursed during the ride. Also making it’s first appearance was Dave’s infamous line “get the poison out”, which Lupe said made her uncomfortable, so he did not say it prior.