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Love him or hate him, Howard Stern could be coming to an iTunes near you, if a recent tweet is to be believed. The shock jock king's contract ends with Sirius/XM this year, so rumors are starting to show up about where he could be headed next.
It began with what started out as a tweet on Thursday, that started to gain a bit today, stating that Stern was close to signing a three-year, $600 million deal with Apple in an effort to host a show on iTunes.
Of course lo and behold, there has been no comment from either Apple's camp or from Stern's.
J.D. Harmeyer, Stern's producer was quick to tweet: "There are no sources/links backing it up. Until there are I have my doubts."
We also know how Apple CEO Steve Jobs is trying his best to keep adult content out of the iPad and iPhone app stores, but that hasn't exactly been limited in iTunes as far as music and video go.
When Sirius brought Stern aboard at the time, they had given him $500 million, but that was more because the company needed someone with name recognition at the time.
Whether or not the claim has any merit remains to be seen, and should probably taken with all grains of salt possible. It could still allow for some interesting discussion, however. What do you think readers? Could Stern ever see the light of day on iTunes? Would you tune in? Feel free to leave your thoughts below!
via San Jose Business Journal
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