Howard Stern plans to begin broadcasting from home
Howard Stern says he’ll be “back on the air” next week, after his eponymous SiriusXM show went dark amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The radio host’s wife, Beth Stern, touted a “big announcement” on Instagram earlier this week. In a video showing him petting one of the couple’s cats, Stern told viewers, “We should be back on the air on Monday, or planning for it.”
“More on that later,” he teased.
In another video posted on Friday, Howard Stern brushed another of the pair’s rescue animals, a cat named Walter, as his wife remarked, “Things to do when you’re quarantined with your cat.”
“This is so messed up — I mean, the world,” Howard Stern said. “But more on that Monday, if we’re up and running.”
“If? I think we have it under control,” Beth Stern replied.
“Well, we are going to do something,” the radio veteran said.
“The Howard Stern Show,” which is based out of New York, went off the air last week amid the fallout from the pandemic.
A noted germaphobe, 66-year-old Howard Stern has in the past described himself as being “super paranoid about diseases and germs.”
Several TV shows and hosts have adapted to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines recommending Americans stay home and practice social distancing in an attempt to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
Conan O’Brien announced this week that he’ll use an iPhone from home in order to film his TBS late-night show when it goes back on the air on March 30.
Other network late-night TV hosts, including Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel, have also performed monologues and segments for their respective shows from their residences in recent days.
Savannah Guthrie co-hosted NBC’s “The Today Show” from her home several days this week as a precaution because she said she wasn’t “feeling her best.”
“This show’s been around a long time … but never has this happened before,” Guthrie said Wednesday.