A press release detailing the renewal of Glenn Beck's syndication deal with Clear Channel radio's Premiere Networks revealed two things: Glenn Beck makes A TON of money to do what he does and he's working on an animated comedy series!
Described as a "true talent and visionary," Beck is going to pocket $100 million over the next five years for The Glenn Beck Program, which is the country's third most popular radio show on the airwaves.
Beck's streaming video network
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SO, back in 2002 Live Nation - then a child of the Clear Channel behemoth - was sued for supposedly monopolizing the ticket sales of live rock concerts and for charging too high a price for said tickets.
In the class action lawsuit,
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The fallout for Rush Limbaugh's recent comments that a Georgetown law student and contraception activist Sandra Fluke was a "slut" and a "prostitute" for testifying before Congress about the health benefits of birth control pills is still going strong, and now, his syndicator, Premiere Networks, has withdrawn its national advertising spots from his talk show for two weeks!
According to an internal memo:
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In case you needed more proof that these dudes were super cool, check this out!
Coldplay is partnering with iHeartRadio and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment to raise money for two Los Angeles children charities through their February 8th concert at Club Nokia.
John Ivey, Senior Vice President of Clear Channel, announced the benefit show for A Place Called Home and Youth Mentoring Connection, explaining:
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Well, as we like to say, the more stations playing Christmas music, the merrier the holiday!
New reports have revealed that more and more radio channels have switched from their regular formatting to all holiday music when December rolls around, as the industry managed to still pull in $20.1 billion last year, an 8 percent increase from the brutal 2008-2009 revenue downturn!
Clear Channel Senior VP Darren Davis explains:
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EVERYONE is feeling the effects of a tough economy.
Clear Channel Communications, the largest radio station operator in the U.S., have let go dozens of local DJs from several stations across the country.
The company, which has a debt of close to $20 BILLION, says that the layoffs were part of revamping their nearly 600 regional radio stations and NOT to cut costs.
Company spokeswoman Wendy Goldberg says:
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No offense, as the guy certainly has become a TV icon in his own right, but doesn't Larry King want to retire AT ALL?! Seriously, the man is like 213 years old! Maybe it's time put the suspenders down for a nap!
Sources are suggesting that Ryan Seacrest is looking for ways to keep his good pal Larry in the game a bit longer after his CNN show goes to someone else. Supposedly, Ryan is putting feelers out to get Larry a new syndicated radio show. The show would be part of this big media-mega deal Ryan is trying to launch since his contract with Clear Channel is up in November.
The guy just has too much money for his own good and now he wants to make more?! When is enough enough for you, sir?!
Though we're sure a return to his radio roots wouldn't be too strenuous for Larry, we still think it is time for him to start thinking about taking up shuffleboard, before it is too late.
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