During the season finale, Stern shared in a segment, "I thought it would be really cool to be a judge, because I think I have something to offer. If I had any dream about this, it's that I could take someone who was struggling and seriously give advice. I was told over and over again that I had no talent. I was in college radio. No one was banking on me."
Howard also showed some love for the Big Apple, saying, "New York is just kinda who I am. I felt really fortunate that I could be the guy responsible for bringing the show to New York."
"I’ve had such incredible moments on this show. I really have… It has been phenomenal," the radio personality added.
In June, Stern announced he would be leaving the show after four seasons as a judge.