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May 13, 1994 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Melendez--better known as "Stuttering John," a supporting player on Howard Stern's popular radio show--says he truly likes to harass and annoy celebrities with outrageous questions in the name of humor and pseudo-journalism. "I believe in what I'm doing. I really think it's something funny, and a lot of times these questions are what people really want to ask," said Melendez, whom Stern hired specifically because he stuttered. "It's great radio."
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December 2, 2004 | Mark Sachs
During a decade and a half toiling for shock jock Howard Stern, John Melendez answered phones, microwaved the boss' food and, oh yes, confronted celebrities with such wildly offensive questions that Raquel Welch once took a swipe at him. He went on to have a memorable cameo in Stern's "Private Parts" biopic, channeled the slacker zeitgeist in the film "Dude, Where's My Car?" and earned his reality TV stripes in "I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!"
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December 2, 2004 | Mark Sachs
During a decade and a half toiling for shock jock Howard Stern, John Melendez answered phones, microwaved the boss' food and, oh yes, confronted celebrities with such wildly offensive questions that Raquel Welch once took a swipe at him. He went on to have a memorable cameo in Stern's "Private Parts" biopic, channeled the slacker zeitgeist in the film "Dude, Where's My Car?" and earned his reality TV stripes in "I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!"
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May 13, 1994 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Melendez--better known as "Stuttering John," a supporting player on Howard Stern's popular radio show--says he truly likes to harass and annoy celebrities with outrageous questions in the name of humor and pseudo-journalism. "I believe in what I'm doing. I really think it's something funny, and a lot of times these questions are what people really want to ask," said Melendez, whom Stern hired specifically because he stuttered. "It's great radio."
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May 21, 1994
I strongly disagree with "Stuttering John" Melendez's claim that stutterers are somehow helped by his allowing his stuttering to be mocked and mimicked on the Howard Stern radio show (" 'Stuttering John' Ready for Rock World," May 13). IRA ZIMMERMAN Advocacy Committee Chairperson National Stuttering Project San Juan Capistrano
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February 20, 2004 | From Associated Press
Jay Leno's new announcer on NBC's "The Tonight Show" will be John Melendez from Howard Stern's radio show, a spokeswoman said. Melendez, known as "Stuttering John" to Stern listeners because of a speech impediment, will start March 29, replacing Edd Hall, who's leaving the show after 12 years to concentrate on doing movies. Melendez is working with a speech coach to help with his announcing, a "Tonight Show" spokeswoman said. From Associated Press
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August 8, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Calming the Stern: The National Stuttering Project has pulled an about-face and named New York-based shock jock deejay Howard Stern an honorary member. The group has previously criticized Stern for his mocking remarks about John Melendez (known as Stuttering John), one of the regular characters on Stern's show. Ira Zimmerman, the group's media relations coordinator, said Stern--whose show debuted in Los Angeles on July 25 on "classics station" KLSX--baits and mocks everyone.
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May 21, 2003
Honored: Lily Tomlin, whose one-woman show "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe" opens tonight at the Ahmanson Theatre, will receive the sixth-annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize on Oct. 26 at the Kennedy Center Celebration of American Humor.
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May 17, 2005 | From Associated Press
Radio personality "Crazy Cabbie" will spend a year in prison for tax evasion after boasting about it on the nationally syndicated "Howard Stern Show." The 36-year-old disc jockey at New York City's WXRK-FM, whose given name is Lee Mroszak, pleaded guilty in December to not paying taxes for three years beginning in 2001.
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May 16, 1994 | DENNIS HUNT
When movie or TV-radio stars moonlight as singers, it's usually a case of marginal talents trying to cash in on their popularity. Is John Melendez, a regular on Howard Stern's radio show as "Stuttering John," just another hard-rock hopeful who can't sing? Surprisingly, no. We're not speaking Steven Tyler, but Melendez does have some talent.
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