The self-described "King of All Media" and archetypal shock jock, in 2005 Stern vanished from the public airwaves for the cushy confines of Sirius Satellite Radio. His wife is Beth Ostrosky.
Stern was a student at Boston University in the '70s when he got his start in radio, DJing for the campus station. His big break came when he joined WNBC in 1982. In 1985, the suits at NBC canned him for, among other less-than-classy "Bestiality Dial-A-Date." But Stern used the firing to drum up more publicity and was back on the air within a few months with New York's WXRK and was soon syndicated to stations nationwide. He's been alternately offending and entertaining audiences all over the country and revolutionizing talk radio ever since. In 2004, after close to two decades on "terrestrial" radio, Stern announced his departure for Sirius Satellite Radio. Stern's Sirius deal offered satellite radio its first chance to truly compete with regular radio; for fans, it offered up the prospect of an entirely uncensored Stern, free of FCC restrictions.
After years of vowing he would never marry again, Howard tied the knot with longtime girlfriend Beth Ostrosky in October 2008. Despite his libidinous on-air persona, Stern played the field for less than a year following his divorce from his wife of two decades, Alison Berns, and the beginning of his relationship with Ostrosky (long enough to date Angie Everhart and the former Mrs. Mike Tyson, Robin Givens). [Image via Getty]