Premiere Networks has announced a long-term agreement with syndicated Talk host Sean Hannity to renew and extend his relationship with the company. Under the new agreement, The Sean Hannity Show will expand to additional major market Clear Channel Talk stations as well as non-Clear Channel stations in 2014. Details regarding station clearances will be announced at a later date.
The program will also move from delayed status to live on some of its existing Clear Channel affiliates. In addition, Hannity will participate in key live events, touring and iHeartRadio Talk.
"We’re really excited to be able to expand our relationship with Sean, one of the greatest talk radio talents in the country," said John Hogan, Chairman/CEO, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. "Sean continues to be one of the most successful radio personalities in both ratings and delivering results for advertisers, and his provocative show has seen significant growth. His blend of intelligence, passion and integrity is what makes him such a successful broadcaster and important asset to radio. We expect this new distribution plan to offer even more exposure and growth for The Sean Hannity Show."
"Renewing and expanding our relationship with Sean is another great example of how we continue to partner with industry-leading talent," stated Julie Talbott, President of Content and Affiliate Services for National Media Groups, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. "Talk format listeners are extremely devoted, and as big believers in this format, we’re continuing to invest in it. We also understand the importance of digital media and the potential of the Talk format for that platform, and we continue to innovate on that front as well, reaching our listeners -- and Sean fans -- no matter where they are."
"From the very first day I went on the air in 1986, and that red light went on, I have been in love with radio," stated Hannity. "That love has grown every day since. I am extremely appreciative and grateful for the opportunity to do what I love every day. Premiere has been an incredibly supportive partner and a huge part of the show’s success. I look forward to some amazing announcements to come, and the opportunity to continue a dialogue on the issues of the day with the single greatest audience in radio."
As previously reported, Hannity will be splitting with Cumulus Media stations at the end of 2014.