Esther Blodget meets Norman Maine at the party and then… we’d all stare at a blank screen for 45 minutes.
KD: And ever since then you’ve been consumed in the power of radio.
ND: Yeah. Then I did Howard Stern. Howard saw me on The Tonight Show. I was living in LA at the time and Howard couldn’t sleep one night back in New York so he was watching the Tonight Show. I’m in LA sleeping and my phone rings at like five in the morning and it’s a friend of mine in Miami. He goes, “I’m listening to Stern and he’s talking about you right now.”
So I get up, I’m half asleep but I call the Howard Stern Show. Gary Dell’Abate answers and I say I’m the guy Howard was talking about a few minutes ago. So they put me on hold for like a half hour and then sure enough Howard put me on. He was really nice to me and says, “Yeah, so look when you come back to New York come see us.”
And a month later I happened to be in New York and I try to get on and they’re like, “Nah.”
ND: Yeah, they had like Schwarzenegger on or somebody really famous. For the whole week I couldn’t get in.
KD: So how long did it take you to get on there?
ND: After that probably another year.
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