Howard Allan Stern (born January 12, 1954) is an American radio host and television personality. His national talk show, The Howard Stern Show, airs on Sirius Satellite Radio's Howard 100, and is adapted for television for Howard TV, an on-demand cable network. The self-proclaimed "King of All Media" has been dubbed a shock jock for his controversial use of scatological, sexual, and racial humor. Stern has said that the show was never about shocking people, but primarily intended to offer his honest opinions on a gamut of issues (ranging from world affairs to problems among his own staff). Though controversial, he is the highest-paid radio personality in the United States and the most fined personality in radio broadcast history.