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Saturday, December 20, 2008

"The History of Howard Stern Act II" to Air Exclusively on SIRIUS XM Radio

Act II of the award-winning series celebrating the life and career of 'The King of all Media' showcases the beginning of Stern's meteoric rise

Rare audio from Howard's personal vault plus exclusive new interviews with David Letterman, Jon Bon Jovi, William Shatner, Joan Rivers and other celebrities

SIRIUS XM Radio announced this week that it will broadcast The History of Howard Stern Act II, a rare behind-the-scenes look at the life, career and achievements of Howard Stern.

The History of Howard Stern Act II picks up after Howard's firing at WNBC in 1985 and takes an in depth look at the beginning of Howard's legendary run at K-Rock. It premieres on December 22nd at 6:00 am ET on Howard 100 and 6:00 am PT on Howard 101, through January 2nd.

The History of Howard Stern Act II will air in 10 separate original parts, with one installment airing each day that week and replaying continuously all day, night plus weekends. Howard 100 and Howard 101 are available on XM Radio as part of "The Best of SIRIUS" package.

"The History of Howard Stern Act II is an epic broadcast that will blow fans away," said Stern. "This is history recreated and brought to life. This could only be done on SIRIUS XM."

"Howard Stern is the most innovative broadcaster of our time," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SIRIUS XM Radio. "The History of Howard Stern is a behind-the-scenes look at the years that made Howard 'The King of all Media.'"

Act II highlights include the arrivals of Stern Show favorites Sam Kinison and Jessica Hahn; The Channel 9 Show; The FCC Freedom Rally; plus the infamous "funeral" for Philadelphia radio personality John DeBella.

Narrated by Jim Forbes, the famed voice of VH-1s Behind the Music, The History of Howard Stern Act II features a vast array of rare, never-before heard audio plus exclusive interviews and commentary from Howard, The Stern Show staff, family, former colleagues as well as the celebrities who have witnessed Stern's meteoric rise to superstardom firsthand including David Letterman, Jon Bon Jovi, Alec Baldwin, William Shatner, Richard Belzer, John Stamos, Jessica Hahn, Andrew Dice Clay, Richard Simmons, Joe Walsh, Richard Lewis, Joan Rivers, Gilbert Gottfried, Sandra Bernhard, David Brenner, Norm MacDonald, Carly Simon, Penn Jillette, Dee Snider and more.

Visit www.sirius.com/howardstern for a behind-the-scenes look at The History of Howard Stern Act II.