Monthly Archives: June 2012

Howard Stern finally admitted into Radio Hall of Fame

Stern has been nominated four previous times, but he never campaigned by asking his legion of fans to vote for him. This time, he has been selected outright by the steering committee of the Chicago-based Hall.

TimeOut Chicago’s Robert Feder has the quote about Stern from Museum of Broadcast Communications chairman Bruce DuMont: “There wasn’t any great controversy involving Howard’s induction, because I think everyone has believed for a long time that he deserved” the honor. It also comes as Stern’s attained wider cultural relevance as a judge on “America’s Got Talent.”

Howard is questioned by National Radio Hall of Fame founder Bruce Dumont:

Howard Stern coming to Google TV

Google Inc is getting help from shock jock Howard Stern to revive its Internet TV software, which has languished since its debut 19 months ago.

Satellite radio provider Sirius XM will make all of its programming available on Google TV, including Stern’s shows and live sports through a new app that will let listeners pause live programs and play back up to five hours of content, the company told Reuters.

Sirius XM, which plans to announce the deal at Google’s I/O developer conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, joins a growing list of partners for Google TV such as Netflix and

But it has been an uphill battle for Google to convince TV networks and other content providers to let their programs be available on devices powered by Google TV.

Google TV is built into television models manufactured by Sony Corp, LG Electronics, as well as Vizio set-top boxes. It allows consumers to access online videos and websites on their TVs, as well as to download and play with specialized apps such as video games.

Howard Stern a breath of fresh air on AGT

A strange thing has happened on America’s Got Talent this season. It’s become sunny, warm, cheerful and inspirational all of a sudden, even when the acts have been found wanting.

The arrival of Howard Stern and, more importantly, the disappearance of Piers Morgan has resulted in a kinder, gentler show, and AGT is better for it. Stern, odd as it may sound, has proven to be a breath of fresh air. AGT doesn’t take itself too seriously, and therein lies its charm.

Beth Stern hosts Posh Pets

Multi-million-dollar private jets, luxurious spa treatments and exorbitant shopping sprees? How far would you go for your pet? Posh Pets: Lifestyles of the Rich and Furry celebrates the outrageous ways some people pamper their furry family members.

Host Beth Stern introduces viewers to the lovable pets of her fellow HGTV stars along with America’s most pampered pets.

Nighttime Radio with Howard Stern

Howard Stern stated Wednesday morning that he hopes to broadcasting a upcoming episode of his radio show in the nighttime slot.

“I came up with this great idea. I shouldn’t say I came up with it. Wolfie came up with it actually, and I’ve been I’m embellishing on it.

I’ll be announcing it in a couple of weeks. But one of these days, we’ve got to do the show at night, because we got a good idea. We got a good idea for a show. You know, we’re always thinking.”

Big Balls John Update – REJECTS free corrective surgery due to Stern Show fame

Man with 100-pound scrotum REJECTS offers to perform $1 million corrective surgery for free because his giant organ has made him famous.

VIDEO: Big Balls John on The Howard Stern Show

A Las Vegas man who suffers from a rare condition that made his scrotum swell to 100 pounds is basking in the fame that his giant organ has brought him.

In fact, the attention is proving so intoxicating that Wesley Warren Jr turned down an offer to perform the $1 million corrective surgery for free because he would have had to give up the rights to his story. A second doctor has agreed to waive most of the cost for the procure, but Mr Warren still hasn’t taken him up on the offer.

‘It was fun going to Los Angeles in the big van they sent for me,’ he said.

Most disturbing, is his reaction to an offer he received from Dr Mehmet Oz, the celebrity physician whom Oprah made famous.

Mr Warren claims the Dr Oz Show said it would pay for the entire surgery at a top-notch hospital. However, the show would keep exclusive rights to tell Mr Warren’s story.

He said he didn’t take the TV program up on its offer because Howard Stern wanted him on his show again.

The surgery is highly complicated and he fears he could die on the operating table. The massive swelling is caused by fluid building up in his scrotum. Doctors must remove the excess tissue and then completely rebuild his scrotum. There’s also a chance, and not a small one, that complications could force the surgeons to cut off his penis and testicles if his scrotum won’t stop bleeding.

Joe Buck to write foreword for Artie Lange’s new book

If you’re looking for someone to write a foreword for your book, Joe Buck might just be your guy.

Joe absolutely knocked it out of the park when he wrote a foreword to our book about the history of Busch Stadium.

Now he’s writing a foreword for comedian Artie Lange, who almost single-handedly sabotaged the debut of Buck’s talk show on HBO with a homophobic, profanity-filled rant.

But Buck never took umbrage with Lange for the outburst … and he’s proving it by agreeing to write the foreword for his book, scheduled to be released in the fall.

“I’m happy to do it,” Buck confirmed to PD reporter Rick Hummel.

“We were friends before the show and we were friends after the show. He said I could say anything I wanted to.”

Buck said he hadn’t decided what tack to take. “It depends what kind of mood I’m in,” he joked.

Lange’s new book will be titled “Crash and Burn,” and is expected to deal with Lange’s suicide attempt in 2010, his relationship with Howard Stern, and, presumably, the Joe Buck show.