But he now says he might give that notion a second thought.
"You know what, I don't know that I would do that now. I'm older," Stern, 51, tells Ed Bradley on Sunday's "60 Minutes."
Stern made headlines in 1992 when, on his radio show, he said he wished that FCC commissioner Alfred Sikes' prostate cancer would spread.
"When I get angry and really fired up . . . I will say vicious things," Stern says.
"Rather than hide that, I would rather put that out on the radio and let someone see the full range of [my] emotions."
Stern says he doesn't regret making the remarks about Sikes, however.
(Sikes eventually recovered from the cancer).
"If you're going to be strong on the radio, you've got to let it all hang out — even the ugly stuff — and you can't apologize for it," he says.
Stern is in the final weeks of his terrestrial radio career before jumping to subscription-based Sirius Satellite Radio next month.