Sirius-ly uncensored: Howard Stern goes satellite
Updated January 23, 2006
The wait is finally over. The Howard Stern Show is back on the air--but you won't find it on your AM or FM dial. Stern and his on-air cast of misfits are now available on the orbital airwaves of Sirius Satellite Radio. To hear the show in its full, uncensored glory, of course, you'll need a Sirius-compatible radio and a monthly subscription ($13). We've collected six of the best and most affordable Sirius models that will suit any listener's need, from stationary home-based models such as Tivoli's $300 Model Satellite to the MP3-friendly $330 Sirius S50. Want the best of both worlds? Plug-and-play models use a single head unit that you can transport between the car and your home (so long as you invest in a suitable base station), so you won't have to double down on extra subscriptions. They're also among the most affordable, especially with mail-in rebates that are currently available with some models. Not a Howard fan? Sirius also offers dozens of talk and sports stations--including live NFL broadcasts for every team--as well as myriad commercial-free music streams sure to suit even the most eclectic tastes.