Gary Dell'Abate is known as Baba Booey to the millions of Howard Stern fans. He is the radio producer to the King of All Media. Mr. Booey takes us on a behind the scenes tour of the show. Also lets us know how his mentally unstable mother helped prepare him for the gig.
LO: You talk a lot in your book about how your childhood raised you to be able to work in an environment with Howard Stern, where he’s very abrasive with you.
Baba Booey: Well, I grew up with a mom who suffers from mental illness and she had to go to the hospital several times. So, my mom wasn’t purposely abusive, but it was a chaotic household and so you had to be ready for anything and I think that’s a lot like what the show is like. I mean I was always thinking five steps ahead of my mom, I would come home from school and try to guess what her mood was going to be. So, when I go to work, I think I have to do the same thing, I have to guess what everybody’s mood is going to be and be prepared and be five steps ahead.