Fans Celebrate Stern's Final FM Broadcast
December 16, 2005

Thousands of Howard Stern fans came together Friday morning for the shock jock's final show on free radio. Stern has signed a 5-year, $500 million deal to create two channels on the Sirius Satellite Network.

But will Howard's loyal listeners pay to play? Stern thinks so. "I predict that people will pay because once they hear the product, for $12 a month, they are never going to go back to listening to FM radio," he said.

Howard's crew is already pondering the possibilities of uncensored radio. "We are not going to get crazy, filthy, dirty," said sidekick Gary Dell'Abate. "We're going to talk the way you talk when the cameras aren't on."

"I haven't decided, am I going to curse or not," Robin Quivers added. "I don't know what to do. I think I'm going to be censoring myself the first few weeks."

Howard's girlfriend, Beth Ostrosky, believes that Stern will be a new man. "I think Howard is going to be a whole lot happier," she said. "He's going to be able to do what he wants to do."

Stern's Friday morning hype-fest included a star-studded party welcoming him into the Sirius family. Even Martha Stewart attended the event, having whipped up something special for Stern. "It was this peppermint bark candy," she said. "It's delicious."

"My darling sweetie pie," Joan Rivers said. "I am so happy for you. I am there as always your female stalker."

"I hope he does well," added former President Bill Clinton. "I expect he will."

The next generation of Howard Stern begins January 9th.

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