Howard Stern Crew Man Appointed to Conn. Town's Parks Board

Baba Booey voted in after two months of contentious debate.

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2011  |  Updated 11:48 AM EDT
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A longtime member of Howard Stern's on-air crew has been appointed to the parks advisory board of an affluent Connecticut town.

The man known as Baba Booey to fans won approval to the board at a town meeting Monday in Greenwich. The 119-64 vote ended two months of contentious debate on the issue.

Those opposed to the appointment have cited Stern's low-brow, often misogynistic brand of humor.

Baba Booey's real name is Gary Dell'Abate. He's the producer of Stern's Sirius Satellite Radio show. Dell'Abate's supporters separated his professional life from his personal life, saying he is a family man and 16-year resident who coached local youth sports.

The Greenwich Time newspaper reports that the 50-year-old Dell'Abate thanked the community for its support.

The board oversees beaches and playing fields.
 

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