Howard Stern Drunk Dials Twitter Fans On New Year’s Eve

    January 3, 2012
    Josh Wolford

In the “celebrities are real people, just like us” file, it looks like Howard Stern and his wife Beth spent New Year’s Eve 2011 the same way plenty of folks spent the evening:

Drunk dialing.

But while most cases of drunk dialing involve ex-girlfriends and bad decisions, Stern’s NYE calling marathon was pretty tame.

It all began on Twitter, where Stern announced to his nearly 1,000,000 followers that we would be calling some lucky fans:

Beth and I are drunk dialing. What’s your phone number. 2 days ago via Twitter for iPad · powered by @socialditto

Over the course of the night, Stern and his wife apparently called over 50 people. They were able to reach a good percentage of the ones they called – and ended up leaving voicemails for those who missed the call.

As you can see, the interactions are quite genuine:

@ChrisBaksay: just spoke. He is in orlando Visiting family. Good guy 2 days ago via Twitter for iPad · powered by @socialditto

@spacyhere @HowardStern I was thrilled! Howard FREAKING Stern called ME. What a way to end the year. 2 days ago via web · powered by @socialditto


Good speaking with @BMele9 in Boston big night for him. 2 days ago via Twitter for iPad · powered by @socialditto

@HowardStern jus called me!! Sickest new years eve ever!! Howard your the man!! 2 days ago via Twitter for Android · powered by @socialditto

By night’s end, Stern said his goodbyes to fans:

Just made my last call. Going to bed. Wishing everyone a happy new year. If u get a call after this…it’s not me. 2 days ago via Twitter for iPad · powered by @socialditto

By the way. Great speaking to so many of you. Amazing how great the conversations were. Really great. 2 days ago via Twitter for iPad · powered by @socialditto

Some of the voicemails have found their way to YouTube:

Howard doesn’t sound too drunk. But inebriated or not, the New Year’s Eve dialing party is a nice move from the King Of All Media.

Did Howard Stern call you?


Josh Wolford
Josh Wolford is a writer for WebProNews. He likes beer, Japanese food, and movies that make him feel weird afterward. Mostly beer. Follow him on Twitter: @joshgwolf Instagram: @joshgwolf Google+: Joshua Wolford StumbleUpon: joshgwolf