Because what is a radio show, without its host?
A household name, who’s had numerous television shows and a successful feature film, in addition to his namesake program, The Howard Stern Show that’s currently broadcast on Sirius satellite radio. Because the FCC and terrestrial radio just couldn’t handle the shock jock’s indecency and foul mouth. However, millions of listeners still can…
This guy is on every weekday. Limbaugh specializes in monologues characterized by his conservative politics, and has few call-ins as compared to other radio shows around. But he certainly appeals to a select audience, as The Rush Limbaugh Show is the highest-rated talk-radio program in the U.S.
Dr. Laura Shlessinger
Dr. Laura has had some kind of radio show even since 1975. She is controversial in many ways but she has a huge following – and a huge number of dissenters as well. Maybe this is partly why she is one of the most recognized radio personalities in the US.
Most people know Casey Kasem, even if they’ve never heard one of his shows. Surely this is the mark of a truly great and memorable radio personality? He has been active since the 1950s, and has fronted “Casey’s Top 40” among other things. He is probably best known for many Top 10 and Top 40-style shows across the US.
Ryan is a well-known name and voice, whose presence extends far beyond America. On-Air with Ryan Seacrest came in at the end of the 20th century though, getting started with the “American Top 40” among other things. He also has his own self titled show and it looks as though his fame will continue well into the 21st century too. Oh yeah, he hosts a little something called American Idol?
He may be known more as a television personality nowadays, but Larry King’s career began on the radio. He first got some success with his radio show in Miami, and eventually went on to national success with a nightly talk show.
Born back in 1908, Alistair had a long life (dying at the age of 95 in 2004) and an incredibly long radio program as well. Letter from America ran for 15 minutes a week from 1946 until 2004. Spanning 58 years, it became the longest-running chat radio show.