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Shock jock Howard Stern could be moving from the radio waves to the "American Idol" judging panel as Simon Cowell's replacement.

An insider tells Page Six that "Idol" producers say Stern is their top choice to take over for Cowell.

Sources tell the gossip column, "They know he would be great TV and would clash with the other judges such as Ellen DeGeneres and the contestants. 'Idol' will do what it takes to sign him."

Jamie Foxx was also a rumored replacement for Cowell, but those rumors turned out to be false.

In January, Cowell announced he was leaving "American Idol" at the end of this season. Howard's contract with Sirius XM Radio is up Jan. 2011.

FOX tells "Extra" they have no comment on the report.

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