Howard Stern on The Fear of Success (2014)

“When you really come up with some new, fresh ideas, a lot of people get frightened. And who could blame them? I’m the GM of a station, making a shit-ton of dough, and here comes this asshole who tells me how to do radio. I remember at WNBC, this guy wanted us to change the news so that Robin and I would sound like the rest. We had the highest ratings of the whole station. I was like, ‘Why don’t you change your news to be like ours?’ It didn’t make any sense to me. When you’re coming up with something new, it’s threatening. It really is. And some people in business fear success. They’re comfortable where they are, not wanting to cause too many waves.”

(Via “Howard Stern: The Billboard Cover Q&A)