The Issue: Maureen Callahan’s article on why fewer people are tuning in to listen to Howard Stern.
Maureen Callahan hit every nail on the head (“King of All Media wears a tin crown,” April 27).
She underscored the reason I, and others in their 50s, have stopped listening to or even caring for Howard Stern, as he is no longer a must-listen.
The predictable parent imitations are stale. Long gone are the calling out of celebrity hypocrisy, where Howard touched on what we were all thinking, making him more relatable.
I also feel Robin Quivers’ anger contributes to their dabbling in polarizing political views.
Stern is a brand, a label — one that used to have an edge but now teeters over it, and has pushed many longtime listeners like myself into a pool of apathy in recent years.
Great read. Callahan always delivers — something Howard used to do.
Steve Pothos, Medford
I gave Callahan a hard time when she bashed Rochester, but I have to compliment her on her Howard Stern article.
The other day, as I listened to the show (or a part of it, which was all I could take), I kept thinking how lame and sad the show is now. Her article hit every point right on the head.
I wanted to congratulate Callahan on an awesome article about Stern.
Sometimes it’s tough being on the listening end of the speakers when he continually disparages, insults and dismisses his audience.
Yes, I’m a fan, but I definitely realize I’m not a fan of who he is now, rather who he was.
It’s almost insulting that he gets paid the amount of money he does for the product he is putting out.
Howard has become the old uncle you kind of let babble in the corner. He is literally just a link to yesteryear, and I believe Sirius pays for that more than for the content of the show. He has gone from the world’s greatest showman to the world’s greatest fraudster.
He is receiving an obnoxious amount of money to fund his Hampton bunker and berate the common folk.
Callahan’s column regarding Howard Stern was spot-on.
I started listening when he came to WNBC and followed his journey through the various stations until he landed at Sirius.
He was — way back when — unique, funny, outspoken and very entertaining, especially if you had a lengthy commute. But he has been phoning it in for years.
I stopped listening more than 10 years ago because the attributes that made his show an appealing choice were gone. Instead, we got his morning ego exercise and the long list of unfunny idiots that make up his entourage.
Thanks for pointing out what most radio listeners have known for a while. It’s nice to see it in a public forum like The Post.
Thank you for the article on Howard. I thought I was the only one who felt this way.
He is a bitter old man who is so New-York centric that he has absolute disdain for people like me in rural America.
His tirades about masks are tedious, and his continued belief in The New York Times as gospel is boring.
He has a big contract. He doesn’t mind being holed up, and he has a huge home in the Hamptons. Good for him, but bad for the show.
Thanks for the column. It’s a keeper.
Howard County, Miss.
Callahan is so right about Stern. I stopped listening to his show in May of last year after 30 years of tuning in.
I found myself turning the show off frequently because it was so bad. It was no longer funny or entertaining in any way, just three hours of talking about President Donald Trump and the coronavirus.
I could turn on any cable news show and hear that; it wasn’t what I listened to his show to hear.
He also became extremely nasty toward the listeners. When he said that he wanted Trump voters to die, I turned the show off for good. He should end the show and retire.
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