After celebrating his 28th radio anniversary on August 1st, Rush Limbaugh has signed a new contract with Premiere Networks.
iHeartMedia, which is the the parent company of Premiere, serves as the leading media business in America and has a larger reach than any other radio or television outlet in the United States. They announced today iHeartMedia and Premiere Networks have renewed and extended their partnership with Rush Limbaugh. Limbaugh is recognized as the most-listened-to radio talk show host in America, and is nationally known for being an outspoken conservative commentator.
On his Tuesday talk show, Limbaugh stated that it is a four year contract.
Originally, no specific terms were announced; however, the outlet said that the new contract is a “long-term, multi-platform agreement.” It also “reflects The Rush Limbaugh Show’s status as the top program in Premiere Networks’ industry-leading talk lineup of nationally-syndicated properties, including continuous growth and strong performance in both revenue and OIBDAN.”
Despite what you may have heard from the liberal media, new information from Nielsen Audio reveals that “The Big Voice on the Right” is doing great in major markets: New York (+155%), Chicago (+76%), San Francisco (+63%), Houston (+33%), Atlanta (+40%), and Miami (+50%).
Over last year, ad revenue for The Rush Limbaugh Show has also increased by 20% over last year.
“After 28 fulfilling years, I seriously considered moving on to something else, but Rich and Bob were very persuasive,” Limbaugh expressed in a statement. “I’m thrilled to be continuing. And I really want to be on the air if the Russians find Hillary’s emails.”
“As Rush celebrates his 28th anniversary in national syndication, his commitment to broadcasting excellence has never been more evident,” said Bob Pittman, Chairman and CEO of iHeartMedia, Inc. “The Rush Limbaugh Show is stronger than ever, experiencing continued ad sales growth and its highest audience levels of the past decade.”
“Rush continues to deliver impressive results for affiliates and a wide range of advertisers by providing an unmatched connection to millions of loyal fans, along with valuable and unique content,” said Rich Bressler, President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of iHeartMedia, Inc. “We’re proud to continue our partnership with Rush, and look forward to sharing many more years of success.”
Premiere Networks is the largest syndication company in the United States, and will continue to remain as a partner with Limbaugh for many more years to come.