Cumulus Inks Three-Year Deal To Keep Rush Limbaugh (Except In New York)
August 23, 2013 at 10:57 AM (PT)
RUSH LIMBAUGH is indeed staying put on CUMULUS stations, announcing TODAY that he has signed a three-year deal for his PREMIERE NETWORKS show to remain on most of the company's stations with the exception of Talk WABC-A/NEW YORK, from which his show, as expected, will move to crosstown CLEAR CHANNEL Talk WOR-A/NEW YORK as of JANUARY 1st.
"On either WEDNESDAY night or THURSDAY," LIMBAUGH told listeners, we completed our negotiations with CUMULUS MEDIA, and there will not be any changes. I will continue to be on their radio stations for the next three years. It was really never in doubt, but I don't want to do my own version of negotiating here. The only change that's going to happen is that on JANUARY 1st we are going to leave WABC and move to WOR in NEW YORK. My syndication partner is CLEAR CHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS, and they own WOR, and so we're gonna go to our own radio station in NEW YORK. And this has been mutually agreed to."
SEAN HANNITY's show is not included in the deal; HANNITY's PREMIERE show is expected to be dropped by CUMULUS stations at the expiration of their contract at the end of the year.