Entercom Extends Agreement With “The Rush Limbaugh Show”
“The Rush Limbaugh Show” to Continue on 15 Entercom Talk Stations
PHILADELPHIA, PA – March 13, 2019 – Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and one of the two largest radio broadcasters in the U.S., and Premiere Networks have announced a long-term contract extension that will keep national radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh on 15 Entercom talk stations across the country.
“Listeners nationwide across Entercom’s talk stations continue to engage with Rush’s signature take on the media and political landscape,” said Pat Paxton, President of Programming, Entercom. “For over 30 years, Rush Limbaugh has been a driving force on air and we look forward to our continued partnership.”
“From ratings to revenue, Rush continues to be a powerful voice in Talk Radio,” said Peter Tripi, Senior Vice President of Affiliate Relations, Premiere Networks. “His ability to engage and connect with millions of listeners, while driving positive results for our partners, is unparalleled. We’re delighted to continue our successful relationship with Entercom.”
Entercom stations broadcasting “The Rush Limbaugh Show” include WBEN (WBEN-AM) in Buffalo, NY, News Talk 1110 (WBT-AM) in Charlotte, NC, 97.3 The Sky (WSKY-FM) in Gainesville, FL, 106.3 WORD (WYRD-FM) in Greenville, SC, 1080 WTIC News Talk (WTIC-AM) in Hartford, CT, Talk 980 AM (KMBZ-AM) in Kansas City, MO, News Talk Radio 840 AM (KXNT-AM) in Las Vegas, NV, Talk Radio 1210 WPHT (WPHT-AM) in Philadelphia, PA, NewsRadio WRVA (WRVA-AM) in Richmond, VA, News Radio 1120 KMOX (KMOX-AM) in St. Louis, MO, KNSS (KNSS-AM) in Wichita, KS and WILK News Radio (WILK-FM/AM, WBZU-AM, WKZN-AM) in Wilkes-Barre, PA.
“The Rush Limbaugh Show” has been in national syndication for 30 years. The five-time Marconi Award winner and National Radio Hall of Famer is widely credited as the media pundit who reshaped the political landscape via talk radio by making complex topics uniquely understandable and entertaining. Today, the show is nationally syndicated by Premiere Networks on more than 650 stations nationwide.
About Entercom Communications Corp.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is a leading American media and entertainment company reaching and engaging over 170 million people each month through its premier collection of highly rated, award winning radio stations, digital platforms and live events. As one of the country’s two largest radio broadcasters, Entercom offers integrated marketing solutions and delivers the power of local connection on a national scale with coverage of close to 90% of persons 12+ in the top 50 markets. Entercom is the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content and the nation’s unrivaled leader in news and sports radio. Learn more about Philadelphia-based Entercom at www.entercom.com, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom).
About Premiere Networks
Premiere Networks, a subsidiary of iHeartMedia, syndicates more than 100 radio programs and services to more than 6,000 radio affiliations and reaches a quarter billion listeners monthly. Premiere offers the best in talk, entertainment and sports programming featuring the following personalities: Rush Limbaugh, Ryan Seacrest, Glenn Beck, Delilah, Steve Harvey, George Noory, Enrique Santos, John Boy and Billy, Sean Hannity, Elvis Duran, Dan Patrick, Kane, Mario Lopez, Bobby Bones, Cody Alan, Colin Cowherd, Johnjay and Rich, Rich Eisen, Big Boy, Brooke & Jubal, Buck Sexton, Doug Gottlieb, Nancy Grace and others. For more information, please visit www.PremiereNetworks.com.