• Laurie Stone

      Lee, Its a strange trio, but there you have it. Thanks so much for reading. Your comments could be blog posts in themselves!

  1. That’s crazy that so many people you knew were listening and recognized his voice!

    Does Stern still talk like that? “Old lady” and terms like that? Seems like it might have flown in 1990 a lot more than, say, 2016!

    • Laurie Stone

      Nasreen, Oh yeah, Stern definitely talked like that and probably still does. That’s his generation. We were also shocked that so many people recognized Randy’s voice! Not expecting it at all.

  2. Helene Cohen Bludman

    Laurie, great story! I’ve been listening to Howard daily since the mid-90s when his show came to Philly. So probably after your husband’s call. Too funny!

  3. joan

    Fun ride, Laurie. The scare, a husband’s nervous spilling of a precious secret to his longtime radio pursuit, the recognition of his voice on, of all things on an irreverent show. Wonderful. And then, your ironic relief, not anger, and all economically spooled out to us. Really terrific! This is your go to genre. Just wonderful.

    • Laurie Stone

      I was ready to kill him, but once the secret was out, I did feel a strange relief. I read this over, though, and wonder why I wasn’t more mad. Funny!

    • Laurie Stone

      Laurie, I agree, Howard was meant to be. The day went from potentially horrible to joyful. I’ll always be grateful.

    • Laurie Stone

      Christina, I didn’t but should’ve. Oh well, its been told so many times over the years, its now legend.

  4. I was not a Howard Stern fan HOWEVER one of my part-time gigs when I loved in NYC, ironically, involved listening to his show and typing summaries of it. Go figure! Glad to hear of your happy ending.

    • Laurie Stone

      Paula, What a wild job! I have to admit, I’ll still listen to him here and there. He’s a good interviewer and can be very funny. When it becomes too much of an immature boys’ club is when he loses me.

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