Rush Limbaugh Signs Multi-Year Extension With iHeartMedia, Premiere Networks
August 2, 2016 at 6:06 AM (PT)
RUSH LIMBAUGH has a new contract with iHEARTMEDIA and PREMIERE NETWORKS. Terms of the new deal were undisclosed beyond a release calling the renewal a "long-term, multi-platform agreement (that) 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." The release cited "significant year-over-year audience growth" and a 20% increase in ad revenue from last year.
“After 28 fulfilling years, I seriously considered moving on to something else, but RICH (BRESSLER, COO/CFO) and BOB (PITTMAN, Chairman/CEO) were very persuasive,” said LIMBAUGH. “I'm thrilled to be continuing. And I really want to be on the air if the Russians find HILLARY's e-mails.”
“As RUSH celebrates his 28th anniversary in national syndication, his commitment to broadcasting excellence has never been more evident,” said Chairman/CEO BOB PITTMAN. “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 COO/CFO RICH BRESSLER. “We’re proud to continue our partnership with RUSH, and look forward to sharing many more years of success.”