Howard Stern has a dump button for his program at Sirius Satellite Radio and is not afraid to use it. During this morning's "revelations" segment, Stern dumped part of a statement by Sal The Stockbroker and admitted to doing so immediately as it happened.
"It would harm someone," explained Stern to a listener that called him out for the abrupt edit. "You have to understand, there are still some things [not for the airwaves]," intimated Stern.
"We're not editing out any sort of content, meaning there's nothing that anybody could say on this show that goes over the line in terms of content," explained Stern Show producer Gary Dell'Abate during the daily Wrap-Up Show. "In this particular case, Sal was implicating family members by giving away information that would have let you know who they were and we just don't think it's fair."
"Howard is now in charge of the Howard Button," added Dell'Abate while discussing who has control over the dump button, a position that was manned by Dead Air Dave and Tom Chiusano when Stern's program was based at WXRK/New York.
While much has been made of the free-flowing use of curse words during the show's debut on Sirius last week, Stern also showed constraint earlier in the program when he asked Dell'Abate to curtail his use of curse words.