Report: New Hannity Deal Close
June 10, 2008 at 3:24 PM (PT)
Is the SEAN HANNITY saga about to come to a conclusion that will allow HANNITY to remain in place on CITADEL's Talk stations while taking over ownership of his show in partnership with PREMIERE?
Talk about HANNITY's contract and desire to start his own syndication operation has been hot and heavy in the past months, and ALL ACCESS heard about local CITADEL PDs looking for replacement talent in case HANNITY bolted, but BRIAN MALONEY's RADIO EQUALIZER site is reporting that HANNITY is close to finalizing a deal to own his show in partnership with PREMIERE, with CITADEL on board taking the show as an affiliate.
MALONEY describes the not-yet-done-deal, which resembles what people in the industry had long speculated would be the final result of HANNITY's negotiations with CITADEL's FARID SULEMAN and PREMIERE's CHARLIE RAHILLY, as "long term."