Who's been a guest you've gotten on The Howard Stern Show whom you thought you'd never get?
Martha Stewart. I never thought that would happen.
Who's left on your ultimate guest wish list?
Madonna. I thought there was a minute where I was going to get her, but that ain't ever gonna happen.
Gee, there's a surprise.
Well, she's English now.
You're still a fan of laserdiscs, right?
Oh yeah. One day, Howard was getting rid of a bunch of them, and I said, "Don't throw them out!" He goes, "All right, if you want 'em ..." So I got two shopping bags full of 40 laserdiscs each to go with the other hundred or so I have. And I've still got my player hooked up in my system.
You know what I have on laserdisc that you can't get on DVD yet? The Compleat Beatles. My son and I watched it together the other day, and he said, "Man, Yoko really messed up that group." [both laugh] You know what? I didn't have to say a word. He saw it all for himself.
I love the Akai reel-to-reel player you have here.
I always wanted to get one. We used to do everything on the show on reel-to-reel tape, and I thought it would be so great to have one of these at home just to do some editing and other stuff. I went to a tag sale, and they had an Akai player and an Akai microphone for 25 bucks. I said to the lady, "Will you take $20 for it?" And she said, "No, I really need $25." I would've given her $100! So I bought it, and then I called my old roommate, Greg Aull, an engineer who used to work with us at NBC and was then working on [1997's] Private Parts. Howard had hired him since he decided that every radio station shown in the movie had to be functional. He didn't want to put on headphones and "pretend" to be on the air - he wanted to be on the air. Greg wound up renting the reel-to-reel from me that summer for $150 just to use in the movie, so I made $125! I'm not entirely sure, but I think you can see it in the movie when Howard's at DC 101.
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