Billboard’s cover story with Howard Stern is a nice in-depth look at the King of All Media as he hits his 60th birthday.
I remember growing up watching Stern’s E! show and only barely hearing the actual radio show. That changed a bit when I hit college and was up (or sometimes still awake) to actually listen to the morning show. Nowadays, I listen everyday and have been for the last 10 years. I’ve come to fully appreciate Howard’s interviewing skills, his relationships with people close to him and his ability to let all of his listeners in on his personal life.
The Q/A is a great opportunity to see some of that. Howard’s reputation as a “shock jock” has followed him all these years and it’s a shame that others don’t let themselves realize how much he has evolved.