Clear Channel Inks Contract Extension With Steve Harvey
January 15, 2013
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has announced an exclusive long-term agreement with Steve Harvey to renew and expand his relationship with the company. Under the agreement, Harvey will continue his current role as host of The Steve Harvey Morning Show, which is syndicated nationally by Premiere Networks on nearly 70 radio stations in the U.S. Additionally, Harvey will work with CCM+E on a variety of joint ventures including the international expansion of his radio program, development and creation of new programming and promotions, community and charitable events, as well as multimedia projects and events. He will also serve as a spokesperson for the company.
"Steve is an unrivaled talent with success across multiple media platforms and we are thrilled to expand our partnership with him and collaborate on new opportunities to further drive business growth," said John Hogan, CCM+E Chairman/CEO. "As the leading media company in America, we continue to deliver the most relevant content and top personalities to diverse audiences across the country and Steve is a remarkable talent and incredible asset for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment."
"It is my pleasure to be in business with the best!," stated Harvey. "My life has been an amazing ride, and when you can do business in a big way, it makes the ride all the more amazing. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment and Premiere Networks have been great partners. Mama, here come that Man!"
In September 2000, Harvey created The Steve Harvey Morning Show, which joined Premiere Networks’ national lineup in 2005. Today, it’s the number-one syndicated morning show in the top 25 metro markets with Persons 12+, Adults 25-54, Adults 18-34, Adults 18-49 and Women 25-54. Co-hosted by Shirley Strawberry, Carla Ferrell and Harvey’s "Nephew Tommy," The Steve Harvey Morning Show broadcasts live on weekdays from 6 - 10 a.m. EST, and is also available on iHeartRadio.com and the iHeartRadio mobile app. For his work on the program, Harvey has received multiple NAB Marconi Award nominations.