But to those who defend Stern from the charge of racism, irony is everything. In a nation that seems forever bollixed about how to talk about race, let alone joke about it, Howard Stern has in recent weeks made the leap to a new level of national celebrity without ever having to seriously confront the questions debated, and ultimately sidestepped, in the musty confines of the FCC a few years ago: When it comes to race, is Howard Stern a savage satirist or a shameless panderer? He was transformed from the rude and raunchy enemy of minimal decency, to the bad boy with the sweet center and family values. His movie is Woody Allen meets Frank Capra, as Stern becomes a populist hero making the radio waves safe for naked women over the small-minded objections of network executives who would place standards before profits. While his radio show so far remains much the same, the new Stern of the movie and mainstream media appearances has shed the raw racial humor. Hugo Black was a member of the Ku Klux Klan.
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But I like that. I need to be hated," all in one Rolling Stone interview. Well, Stern should've been careful what he wished for. Over the years, the self-professed " King of All Media " has certainly succeeded in getting under a lot of celebrity skin. In Stern's self-consciously sleazy world, ostracizing celebrities is just par for the course, and the radio personality can seemingly create powerful foes out of thin air. Musician Carnie Wilson felt mercilessly fat-shamed during a particularly unpleasant interview. Dolly Parton was "shocked, hurt, and humiliated" when the radio personality used her own words against her.
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It gained wide recognition when it was nationally syndicated on terrestrial radio from to The show has been exclusive to Sirius XM Radio , a subscription-based satellite radio service, since Other prominent staff members include co-host and news anchor Robin Quivers , writer Fred Norris , and executive producer Gary Dell'Abate. The show developed in when Stern landed his first morning shift at WCCC in Hartford, Connecticut , four years into his professional radio career. That year, the show began a year run at WXRK in New York City where it aired on a total of 60 markets across the United States and Canada and gained an audience of 20 million listeners at its peak.