Glenn Beck Signs $100M Radio Network Deal

by Christopher Freeburn | June 11, 2012 2:10 pm

Conservative radio show host Glenn Beck has renewed his radio show syndication deal[1] with Clear Channel’s Premiere Networks.

The new deal keeps The Glenn Beck Radio Program on more than 400 radio stations nationwide. Unnamed insiders told the New York Times that the deal was worth an estimated $100 million.

Beck, who formerly hosted an hour-long, daily television show on News Corp.’s (NASDAQ:NWSA[2]) Fox News in addition to his radio show, left the cable news network last year.

He launched an Internet-based show, GBTV, that can be streamed online by subscribers.

His radio show is currently ranked third in most major markets, behind fellow right-leaning talkers Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, with the largest ratings coming during the morning hours.

In other radio news, long time libertarian-leaning radio host Neal Boortz recently announced his retirement. He will be replaced in January by former GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain.

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Endnotes:
  1. renewed his radio show syndication deal: http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/10/beck-renews-his-radio-deal/
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