“Mel Karmazin is fixing to put Howard Stern – in iPods. The Sirius boss revealed yesterday that he has held talks with Apple CEO Steve Jobs about striking a partnership. A deal has not materialized – yet. But the Sirius CEO is keeping the window open for a future pairing with iPod or another digital music player,” Phyllis Furman writes for The New York Daily News. “‘My assumption is that all MP3 players will have satellite radio,’ Karmazin told a crowd of media execs yesterday at a conference sponsored by McGraw Hill.”
“Karmazin, the former Viacom No. 2 who recently took over at Sirius, sees a future beyond Sirius’ core business of beaming satellite radio to cars… Sirius is currently building a studio for the shock-jock at the company’s headquarters on the 36th floor of the McGraw Hill Building. Karmazin also said Sirius has taken over a space on the street level of the building that could be used to showcase products,” Furman writes.
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