Howard Stern has finally done what his critics wanted to do -- he's pulled himself off the air.
He signed off his radio show for the last time today, followed by a "victory lap" through New York's Times Square atop a double-decker bus. The shock jock called it "pretty outrageous."
Stern moves to Sirius Satellite Radio on January Ninth. Fans will have to pay 12-dollars-95-cents a-month to hear him, helping to pay his new 500 (m) million dollar contract.
Thousands of Stern fans showed up for the party. Many waved signs praising Stern or denouncing the Federal Communications Commission. The celebration featured some personalities well-known to Stern's listeners. KKK member Daniel Carver, squeaky-voiced High Pitch Eric and Jeff the Drunk addressed a crowd that gathered in a driving rain.
Stern's bus ride got a police escort and was carried live on the Internet. He also appeared on a giant screen above Times Square.