Howard Stern
Howard Allan Stern is an American
United States
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 radio personality, television host, author, and actor best known for his radio show, which was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2005. He gained wide recognition in the 1990s where he was labeled a "shock jock
Shock jock
Shock jock is a slang term used to describe a type of any radio broadcaster who attracts attention using humor that a significant portion of the listening audience may find offensive. The term is usually used pejoratively to describe provocative or irreverent broadcasters whose mannerisms,...

" for his outspoken and sometimes controversial style. Stern has been exclusive to Sirius XM Radio, a subscription-based satellite radio
Satellite radio
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 service, since 2006.

The son of a former recording and radio engineer, Stern wished to pursue a career in radio at the age of five.

Don't let the government win.

Speech on his last syndicated FM broadcast (December 16, 2005)

Whenever I say something, I say it right at the moment I'm thinking it. As soon as I saw Magic Johnson|Magic Johnson's press conference, I said, "Hey, this is bullshit. Why are you idolizing a guy who runs around and is a tremendous womanizer? He's running around having unprotected sex in a day and age when he should know better. I don't think you should treat him as a hero.

Playboy|Playboy interview, Playboy magazine (April 1994)

I cut my pubes last night. My hairs were getting longer than my penis.

Stated at the beginning of his radio show on 13 September 2006.

Courage is standing up for what you believe in. There are so many people who aren't willing to stand up. You've got to fight.

What's wrong with being naked? I don't think there's anything wrong with that. I pay my taxes. I'm a good man. I'm a good father - try to be, anyway. I try to do the right things in life.

And if you really want to tame that region (Iraq), I'll tell you what can solve the problem: pussy. Plain and simple. Give 'em strip clubs and whores. Nobody would want to fly a fucking plane into anything. Nobody would want to kill anybody. The problem is, these guys can't even see a woman's ankle. You know what? They just want pussy. They want good porno. They want to beat off. They want Howard Stern.

I still feel like I gotta prove something. ... There are a lot of people hoping I fail. But I like that. I need to be hated.

I'm in a war, a cultural war.