I don’t normally listen to Howard Stern. I thought his film, Private Parts, was surprisingly charming (gotta hand it to Paul Giamatti for that one) but I’ve never read any of his books and I only rarely catch his TV show when I’m channel surfing. His radio show, actually, is not broadcast in Austin … until now.
Stern’s battle against the FCC, the Bush administration, and just about everyone else continues as he’s not only back in six markets that left him for dead, he’s adding three more. This includes Austin, which is even more fascinating considering what Stern’s new mission is: trying to unite the somewhat divided left (coming together over Fahrenheit 9/11 in the meantime).
As you can read here, his efforts for the next few months have more to do with getting Bush out of the White House than anything else. Will Stern make a difference? Does his demographic have what it takes, and is he a persuasive political influence? This should be very entertaining to witness. I’m glad I’ll be able to do so.