Radio host Glenn Beck signed a five-year contract with Premiere Networks on Monday, bringing together one of the nation’s most popular radio programs and a syndication giant.
Reportedly at $100 million, double his prior deal, the contract between Beck’s Mercury Radio Arts and the subsidiary of Clear Channel ensures that Premiere will syndicate “The Glenn Beck Program” for five more years, according to Reuters.
Ratings for Beck’s radio show have surged nearly 50 percent over the last five years. In the 10 years that it has been with Premiere, it is typically the third highest-rated show in talk radio behind Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, both of which are also carried by Premiere.
Beck’s show is now carried by more than 400 stations.
“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 addition to his radio program, Beck is also nurturing his digital program. Beck formerly hosted the “Glenn Beck” television program, which ran from 2006 to 2008 on HLN and from 2009 to June 2011 on the Fox News Channel. After leaving Fox News, Beck carried his devoted fans to the Internet with his launch of GBTV, an online streaming network.
The Epoch Times publishes in 35 countries and in 19 languages. Subscribe to our e-newsletter.