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Howard Stern Debuts Nationally in 1986, Immediately Cancelled in Wyoming [AUDIO]

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Interesting find from the audio archives – the 1986 national syndication debut of Howard Stern, who would eventually become known as the “King Of All Media.” Howard’s unique brand of risque content and envelope-pushing earned him a broader national audience, but apparently was a bit over the line for Cody, Wyoming affiliate KTAG-FM, whose local management at the time promptly cancelled Stern after just one hour on the air, an hour which involved spankings, a dominatrix, and more – what would become known as typical Howard.

Upon learning Cody was the lone holdout (and initially confusing their geography as a Colorado town) – Howard and co-host Robin Quivers called KTAG directly, broadcasting the conversation live to a now national audience, to make their case.  See how it turned out:

 

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