We don’t know what set him off, but during his Sirius XM show on Monday, Stern said he wasn’t a fan of Williams being inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2011 a year before him in 2012.
“No offense to Wendy Williams, but they put Wendy Williams in before me.”
Williams, of course, used her daytime talk show to respond.
“Now you looky here Howard, I’m tired of fighting with you, man. Why do you always have to fight with me? Because you think I’m the low-lying fruit? Why? … Why are you and I always fighting? I wasn’t fighting with you, I’m minding my own business, trying to watch The Bachelor.”
She noted that the reason she was inducted a year ahead of him was because of her successful talk show, which debuted in 2008.
“Don’t hate on me because I got in before you. I know the only reason I got in is that I had a new talk show. I went from radio, successful, to TV with my own show. You haven’t done that. …. Howard, all I am saying is, keep your hundreds of thousands of dollars, your beautiful wife Beth, all of those animals that you will rescue and be happy, man. And stop hating on me. Because I don’t hate you!”
She continued …
“Only real radio heads understand how important radio is in life. You turn it on, we’re in the car with you, we’re making you laugh, we’re telling you stories. I was in love with radio before I got this chair. … People in entertainment, they look over us. … They throw us away. And radio really is the most brilliant invention ever, even before TV. Because radio makes you use your imagination. This TV, everything is laid out in front of you.”
Williams said she was “offended” the night she won her award and called Howard Stern “a hero to me and to many people up in here.”
If he’s honest, Stern will have to give Wendy because she did agree that he should have been inducted before her.
“There’s nothing you can say. Nothing at all. I agree he was supposed to be there before me. He was in before I was. I’m racing up and down the turnpike, trying to grab bones for $9,000 a year, listening to Howard through five states, cackling and laughing and shaping my adulthood. Personally and professionally, I admire you, Howard Stern. They were wrong for that.”
If you haven’t already, check out her comments at the 7:12 mark in the video above.