Howard was the manager of the campus radio station, KXCU, at California University. David Silver and Donna Martin went to try out, but got into an argument in his office. Howard mostly sat there listening, but then smiled and said he liked them, hiring them for his overnight shift.
However, when a day shift didn't show, Donna happened to be in the office and Howard put her on the air without warning. Later, he informed them that his girlfriend, Sally, was retaking her shift because they made up.