Skip to comments.Glenn Beck strikes $100 million radio and online deal
Posted on 06/11/2012 5:52:14 PM PDT by STARWISE
Glenn Beck and Premiere Networks finalized a long-term contract extension on Monday, linking one of the nation's most popular radio programs with a syndication giant.
The new deal between Beck's Mercury Radio Arts and Premiere, a subsidiary of Clear Channel, ensures Premiere will syndicate "The Glenn Beck Program" for five more years. Reports value the contract at $100 million - double his prior deal. It covers not just "The Glenn Beck Program," but Beck's assorted digital businesses as well.
Beck left Fox News last year and carried his devoted cadre of fans to the internet, launching GBTV, an online streaming network. That complements other Mercury Radio Arts properties like TheBlaze.com, e-commerce site Markdown.com and GlennBeck.com. Premiere will sell advertising for those ventures.
Ratings for Beck's radio show have grown nearly 50 percent over the last five years, and in its 10th year with Premiere it is typically the third highest-rated show in talk radio behind Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. Premiere carries both of their shows as well.
Carried by more than 400 stations, Beck's show airs from 9 a.m. to noon in most markets. "Simply put, Premiere is the best in the business," Beck said in a statement. "Over the past 10 years, they have proven to be a true partner in every sense of the word."
In moving online, Beck bet his personal brand was strong enough to survive without the promotional force of a television network. Though GBTV has a much smaller audience than Beck's television show - or his radio show - it is often cited as an example of a new media success story.
Back in March, the Wall Street Journal reported that the network would hit $40 million in revenue this year thanks to subscriptions and advertisements.
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We get him here in Raleigh, NC....9-noon; followed by Rush, then Hannity...all on FM. Awesome. Can’t beat it.
Funny. I hear Beck in the morning and then Rush might rehash some stuff and by the time Sean Vannity gets it it’s really old.
As they say in the UK, you are looney..
Well, with Beck getting a 10 year deal, and Romney likely to get a 4 year deal, you and the rest of the “I hate Mormons” crowd will have plenty of time to recycle and regurgitate your hate.
Maybe the boss can set you all up with your own ‘Daily Thread’ spot on the FR home page!
5 year deal - not 10
I tell you, I haven’t heard Glenn since he went to GBTV. Not really missing him all that much. Of course where I am I am blessed to have great talk radio during the day.
OMG! Gasp!That's terrible! Would not surprise me if Madonna got that much in just one night just to flash her nipple . No one would complain about that if it were true.
If so, how do we find out if it is in our area?
I have no complaints whatsoever about Glenn's show, and I learned a lot watching his old TV show. And I will put my grasp of history, philosophy and ethics against anyone.
I have been a Catholic all my life and the absolute hissy fits that many here have about the Mormons is perplexing, They must all have a terminal insecurity if their faith or atheism are threatened. I never, ever felt proselytized watching the Glenn Beck show. I do feel attacked by the knee jerk hatred of people who neither watch his TV programs or listen to his radio programs.
Give it a rest!
BUT THIS IS NOT THE DAY...
And further more, it may be a long while. Better bring a lunch.
‘Never really liked him on radio with his yuck-it-up posse. Though I’ll give a listen or two if I come across him.
Here’s daily radio blurbs
Scroll down and on the right, there’s a map and
state link where you can choose your state to
get the closest station.
This station seems to have good reception for
You are correct. He said so on Stossel’s show I believe.. It’s either Romney or four more years of the last four hellish years.
out of curiosity, who are the 4th 5th 6th highest paid or most listened to talk radio hosts?
BTW, Romney was never my choice either (except in 2008 when it was down to him and McCain). I will probably vote third party this year too. But I'll do it without any fantasies of success.
Beck has stated that he has more subscribers to his GBTV network than CNN has viewers for its most popular program.
I believe it.
They aren't heroes in a fantasy novel.
Aragorn, Frodo, or Gimli are not on the ballot in any jurisdiction I'm aware of.
Of course there are carloads of Boromirs available all the time......
I quit listening to Beck once he endorsed Romney.
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