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Author Topic: Howard Stern on Letterman Show Re Ham Radio.  (Read 5059 times)
K0OD
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« on: July 15, 2011, 09:36:26 PM »

Bizarre exchange from tonight's Letterman show:
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"(Howard) STERN: It's better than sitting on the ham radio, let's put it that way.

LETTERMAN: It's not the ham radio. It's short wave radio.

STERN: Whatever. Dave is into short wave, sitting in his basement.

(Robin) QUIVERS: Who are you talking to on the short wave?

STERN: Yeah. Who are you talking to?

LETTERMAN: You people work in radio. You don't know what short wave radio is?

STERN: No. That's not real radio.

LETTERMAN: You're idiots. You're all idiots.

QUIVERS: You're trying to find stations in Europe?

STERN: Come on. Admit that isn't goofy.

LETTERMAN: It's like listening to this.

QUIVERS: You're trying to find stations in Europe?

(sounds of morse code.)

LETTERMAN: I'm getting distress signals from the Titanic. That's what I do.

STERN: Dear ladies. I think I'm talking to a guy in China.

LETTERMAN: Idiots.

STERN: I got a guy from China.

LETTERMAN: Idiots. I can't participate in this. Idiots.

QUIVERS: Howard, I think it's worse. He's just trying to get radio stations all across the world.

STERN: What's your problem, man? You know what? You need a life.

LETTERMAN: ( Dave flips the bird with both hands.) I'm dealing with morons.

STERN: Tell me what you do in your basement. Tell me what goes on there.

LETTERMAN: I don't have a basement.

STERN: What do you do?

LETTERMAN: I don't have a basement. If I had a basement, I'd tell 'ya. I don't have a basement.

STERN: Do you know morse code?

LETTERMAN: I don't know morse code.


(Annoying sounds of morse code.)

LETTERMAN: (Talking to Jackie and Fred) I'm gonna kill somebody. I can take a life, 'ya know? It's not that big a deal.

STERN: Do you have a radio? Do you have a special radio in your house that you go to?

QUIVERS: Short wave.

STERN: Where is your special short wave radio?

LETTERMAN: I have a short wave radio in my house.

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http://daveletterman.tripod.com/sterndave3.htm
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K0OD
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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2011, 09:46:21 PM »

Think tonight's show was a re-run from a year or so ago. Anyone know if Letterman is/was a ham?
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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2011, 06:37:36 AM »

Jackie left the show 10 years ago.
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KE3WD
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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2011, 06:54:26 AM »

Who cares? 

I don't.


73
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W3LK
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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2011, 07:12:15 AM »

Letterman and Stern are both idiots, IMHO.

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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2011, 09:16:04 AM »

Letterman and Stern are both idiots, IMHO.

I agree 100% but there are classes of idiots. Stern is in his own class and only a few make it to that level!

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K0OD
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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2011, 09:58:11 AM »

Video of Stern/Letterman mentions ham radio.

Gotta love Stern's rip of Dr Phil and Don Imus:
http://www.latenightgossip.com/howard-stern-david-letterman-www-channelsurfing-net-part-2/
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KG4YMC
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« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2011, 05:42:01 PM »

HI,YOU ALL, just bored again, but seems like you could hook letterman and stern to your radio when tuning up , connect to " private parts" sorry couldn't resist Grin kg4ymc   73s and again, who cares?
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WB2WIK
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« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2011, 07:04:40 PM »

I know Howard personally, and he's not a ham but knows a lot more about it than he says.

Never met Letterman, but as far as I know, he's not a ham.  If he is, he must be using a different name since the FCC ULS data base doesn't list him. 

But he's a techno-geek for sure and I wouldn't be surprised if he had a shortwave receiver and knows quite a bit about ham radio.  Broadcasters usually do, since a lot of people in the industry are hams, including the ones who run the transmitters.

Howard's always made fun of ham radio, but he was definitely an "SWL" in his youth.  He loved everything about "radio" as a kid.
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« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2011, 12:58:06 PM »

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and his robot sidekick Geoff Peterson are the funniest thing you'll find on late night TV, in my opinion.
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« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2011, 01:15:43 PM »

To let the rest of the world think that our "cheese has really slid off of the cracker" we need to let Howard Stern run VOA.
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« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2011, 07:55:04 PM »

Think tonight's show was a re-run from a year or so ago. Anyone know if Letterman is/was a ham?
     Someone said that Stern and Letterman are both CBers, and they are often heard operating on channels 31, 38, and 39 LSB.
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« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2011, 11:49:31 AM »

Letterman was said to own a Lowe HF-150 and praised it for shortwave. It was mentioned one year in Passport to World Band Radio.
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« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2011, 12:31:24 AM »

After listening to this inane exchange I am sure that both Stern and Letterman are hams and that they
inhabit 75m most evenings - now it all makes sense!

73s
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WY3X
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« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2011, 07:17:02 PM »

Stern has a "David Letterman" sound-alike-clone on staff. What you heard is probably a comedy set-up with Stern's David Letterman voice clone. Howard has used his voice in many skits over the years.

-WY3X
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