Will Howard Stern stay with SiriusXM in 2016?

Howard Stern Sirius 2015Howard Stern might or might not renew his successful contract with SiriusXM at the end of the year, but he apparently does have plenty of other opportunities to consider.

In fact, Howard said on his radio show that a massive job offer recently fell into his lap.

“My agent called me with an opportunity that is so mind-blowing, it would be the dream job of all time for me” Stern said.

He didn’t divulge any specifics about the opportunity.

It’s a “dance we’re in,” Sirius CEO Jim Meyer told investors at a Deutsche Bank conference on Tuesday, “and we’ll keep working at it.”

“I want Howard Stern for as long as Howard Stern wants to work,” he told Businessweek. “I’m only willing to pay so much. I know what that number is. But even if I was in an al-Qaeda death camp, no one is going to know what that number is but me.”

Meyer also commented that he’s hoping the “roar of the crowd” convinces Stern to keep going, putting it this way: “Why is Peyton Manning maybe going to play another year? It’s not the money.”

The Internet gives Stern more options than ever. Then again, no outlet may pay as handsomely as Sirius, which lured Stern away from traditional radio and onto satellite radio back in 2006. It came at an extraordinary cost: about $100 million a year in cash and stock for Stern.

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