The Cleveland Funeral (1994)
Stern famously threw "funerals" for shock-radio imitators as he blew up across the country. No funeral was more dramatic than the one for John Lanigan, the morning host at Cleveland's WMJI. During the public event, an employee of a competing station cut the cord to Stern's satellite truck. Stern managed to stay on the radio by calling in from an early cell phone. "These other radio stations are busy trying to sabotage the show while they put on crap programming of their own," he said. "This only makes me stronger and more angry. It makes me want to do a better program when I get on the air. ... We will not be defeated."