The battle of the shock jocks – Imus vs Stern

Don Imus died today. Age 79. See the Hollywood Reporter for more. In NYC and its environs he was either loved or hated — but everyone knew him. A nonpareil, he will be missed.

His mental chemistry was average. How can that be? It was not quick repartee that made Imus’s game — it was an outrageous manner (Leo in the sixth) trined to Taurus’s ability to voice his opinions and not back down (a rather fixed quality). Rolling Stone gave Imus an obit surprisingly.

Him and his archrival the copycat Howard Stern.

Here we see the major differences between the men — Imus was outrageous and biting. Stern OTOH did it all for business and and self-promotion using relationships for all that they are worth. See Rolling Stone article here from 1994.

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