Dec 07,2007 00:00
NEW YORK - SIRIUS Satellite Radio announced Friday that it will broadcast "The History of Howard Stern," an unprecedented celebration and rare behind-the-scenes look at the life, career and achievements of Howard Stern.
Act I of this epic series - "The Early Years" - spans Howard's birth through his infamous days at WNBC Radio in New York City. It premieres December 17th on Howard's exclusive SIRIUS channels, at 6:00 am ET on Howard 100 and 6:00 am PT on Howard 101, through December 21st. Act I will debut in five separate original parts, with one installment airing each day that week and replaying continuously all day and night.
SIRIUS will replay "The History of Howard Stern" multiple times, including the weekends of December 22-23 and December 29-30 on Howard 100.
"It's a complete retrospective of stuff you've never heard -- every piece of history of this show," said Stern. "'The History of Howard Stern' is an incredible listening experience. It's the kind of radio that competes with television and that you'd never hear on terrestrial radio."
"There is only one Howard Stern, and he continues to make history on SIRIUS every day creating unrivaled, groundbreaking radio," said Scott Greenstein, SIRIUS' President, Entertainment and Sports.
"'The History of Howard Stern' is the ultimate journey of the man who redefined broadcasting. You must know the past to know the future of radio."
"The History of Howard Stern" tells the whole story of the pioneer who stood up for what he believed in, and always stayed true to himself and his legions of fans.
Narrated by Jim Forbes, the famed voice of VH1's hit series Behind the Music, "The History of Howard Stern" features a vast array of rare, never- before heard audio footage from Howard's personal vault plus exclusive interviews and commentary from Howard, The Stern Show staff, Howard's friends, family, and former colleagues, as well as the celebrities who have witnessed Stern's meteoric rise to superstardom firsthand, including a rare interview with legendary late night host, David Letterman. Other entertainers and Howard fans who contributed interviews include Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, Jimmy Kimmel, Joe Walsh, Dee Snider, David Brenner and more.
SIRIUS will air future acts of "The History of Howard Stern," and the series will continue to celebrate the storied life and revolutionary career of Howard Stern. Act II will pick up as Howard begins his legendary run at K- Rock.