The End Of An Era – Howard Stern Announces His Retirement

For the last almost four decades – mornings have been filled with the voice of Howard Stern and his stable of crazy sidekicks. So many memories, so many laughs. Since moving his show to satellite radio, he has become an icon – a ground breaker.

Stern announced his pending retirement on his show – citing health concerns: Here’s the quote:

“When I get out of radio. I’m getting out man. I’m pretty sure I’m almost out the door. I’m getting out anyway because I realize that radio is affecting my health. When I’m home on the weekends I’m fine. And then when I come here all kinds of s— happens. I won’t get into all the details, but I get all f—— anxious, and medical issues.

“I’m getting out. No really, I’m done. Two years and I’m out of here.”

So – as the quote states – Stern plans on honoring the contract he is currently working under and will not renew when the time comes in 2020. So, that gives us about a year and half more to enjoy what is undoubtedly the best radio show to ever grace the airwaves.

Stern has hinted at retiring in the past – and in the end, always ended up staying on the air. Last time he cut things back to just 3 live shows a week with long extended periods off the air during the summer and over major Holidays but fans have always just been happy to at least get a little new Stern every week. There’s still time for him to change his mind – and if past behavior is to be taken into consideration – he certainly could do just that but if he does decide to turn off the mic for good – he would certainly be going out on top.

Will he go – will he stay? Time will tell but there is no denying the legacy of laughs and ground breaking discussion that he has brought to the airwaves. Job well done Mr. Stern.

Dave Dreher
Co-Founder / Lead News Reporter at Gruesome Magazine
Dave is co-founder and lead news reporter for Gruesome. Dave has built his resume working for Diabolique Magazine, The Horror Channel,, House of Horrors and Creature Corner. He has worked with Tom Savini on his official site since 1997 and is also co-host of the popular podcast Horror News Radio.