Premiere Networks, a subsidiary of iHeartMedia (formerly Clear Channel Media and Entertainment), syndicates 90 radio programs and services to more than 5,500 radio affiliations and reaches 240 million 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, John Boy and Billy, Sean Hannity, Elvis Duran, Dan Patrick, Nikki Sixx, Kane, Mario Lopez, Bobby Bones, Cody Alan, Johnjay & Rich, Jay Mohr and others. Premiere is based in Sherman Oaks, California, with 13 offices nationwide.
Founded in 1987, Premiere began in Los Angeles with a $30,000 investment. Within the first year, the company produced three shows and recorded advertising billings of $2.1 million with approximately 250 affiliates. Today, Premiere produces 90 programs with nearly $400 million in annual billings.
Premiere entered a joint venture with Mediabase in 1992, and later purchased the company in 1994. This research component of Premiere monitors music on more than 1,900 radio stations in more than 200 U.S. and Canadian markets, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition to providing vital airplay information to the music industry, the company provides its research to more than 1,700 affiliate radio stations on a barter subscription basis.
In 2000, Premiere Networks entered a long-term licensing and programming agreement with FOX Sports for the launch of The FOX Sports Radio Network. All entities combined their considerable resources to develop this turnkey, personality driven and caller intensive programming opportunity for radio stations nationwide. With studios also in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Tampa, Phoenix, Seattle, Nashville, Cincinnati and Las Vegas, the FOX Sports Radio Network can be heard on more than 300 stations, as well as FOXSports.com on MSN and iHeartRadio.
June, 1997 Premiere along with EFM Media, producer of The Rush Limbaugh Show and The Dr. Dean Edell Show, was purchased by Jacor Communications.
June, 1998 Premiere made network radio history as the first syndication company to offer RADAR-rated networks and programming. Premiere debuted with the #1 rated network in RADAR 58. Today, the company has 15 RADAR-rated networks which frequently rank in the top groupings.
Oct., 1998 Clear Channel announced the acquisition of Jacor Communications, producing the largest radio station group in the world.
May, 1999 Clear Channel's acquisition of Jacor Communications transaction completed.
Nov, 1999 Premiere purchased MJI Broadcasting Inc., a leading syndicator of radio-focused internet and interactive media components.
Aug., 2000 Clear Channel acquired AMFM Inc. and merged the company into Premiere's operations.
Aug., 2000 Premiere launched the FOX Sports Radio Network.
Sept, 2001 Premiere launched The Glenn Beck Program.
Oct., 2002 George Noory replaced Art Bell as full-time host of Coast to Coast AM.
Jan., 2003 John Boy and Billy renewed multi-year contract with Premiere.
May, 2004 Premiere acquired the distribution rights of the Delilah radio program.
June, 2005 Premiere launched Fox News Radio Network, an exclusive RADAR-rated news network.
July, 2005 Premiere exclusively brought worldwide "Live 8" concert, live to U.S. terrestrial radio stations.
Sept., 2005 Rush Limbaugh won fourth Marconi Award. (1992, 1995, 2000)
Sept., 2005 Premiere launched The Steve Harvey Morning Show.
Aug., 2006 Mediabase began publishing music charts in USA Today.
Feb., 2007 American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest hit milestone of 400 radio stations worldwide.
Feb., 2007 The Keith Sweat Hotel debuted in national syndication.
Nov., 2007 Glenn Beck renewed long-term deal with Premiere Networks.
Nov., 2007 After MidNite celebrated 14th anniversary.
Jan., 2008 George Noory renewed long-term deal with Premiere Networks.
Feb., 2008 Premiere announced June launch of On Air with Ryan Seacrest and renewal of his contract to host American Top 40.
May 2008 The Jesus Christ Show launched into national syndication.
July, 2008 Rush Limbaugh renewed record-setting multi-million dollar contract with Premiere.
July, 2008 Sean Hannity entered long-term co-syndication deal with Premiere Networks and ABC Radio Networks, effective Dec. 28, 2008.
Aug., 2008 Rush Limbaugh celebrated 20-year anniversary in syndicated radio.
Sept., 2008 Glenn Beck wins Marconi Award for Network/Syndicated Personality of the year.
March, 2009 Premiere announces syndication of Elvis Duran And The Morning Show.
Feb., 2010 Premiere launches syndication of Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx and The Side Show Countdown with Nikki Sixx.
March, 2010 Premiere launches Club Kane in national syndication.
July, 2010 American Top 40 celebrates 40-year anniversary.
July, 2010 John Boy & Billy renew long-term contract with Premiere.
Aug., 2010 FOX Sports Radio celebrates 10-year anniversary.
Aug., 2010 FOX Sports Radio announces addition of Pat O'Brien to weekday lineup.
Oct. 2010 The Steve Harvey Morning Show celebrates 5-year anniversary in national syndication.
Nov., 2010 Ryan Seacrest expands multi-year partnership with Clear Channel and Premiere.
Jan., 2011 Premiere renews exclusive ad sales representation agreement for The Dan Patrick Show.
March, 2011 FOX Sports Tonight with Rob Dibble Launches on FOX Sports Radio.
April, 2011 Premiere and Ryan Seacrest launch Direct From Hollywood vignette.
May, 2011 Delilah celebrates 25-year anniversary of nighttime radio show.
June, 2011 J.T. The Brick celebrates 10th anniversary on FOX Sports Radio.
July, 2011 Premiere launches TMZ Radio in national syndication.
Sept. 2011 Ryan Seacrest wins NAB Marconi Award for "Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year."
Sept., 2011 Sean Hannity celebrates 10-year anniversary in national syndication.
Nov., 2011 Delilah renews long-term contract with Premiere.
Dec. 2011 John B. Wells joins Coast to Coast AM weekend lineup.
Jan. 2012 FOX Sports Radio launches Bobby Bones weekend show.
Jan., 2012 TMZ Radio reaches 75th affiliate milestone.
Jan., 2012 FOX Sports Radio adds FOX Sports Daybreak to weekday morning lineup.
Feb. 2012 Keith Sweat celebrates 5-year anniversary in radio by reaching 50th affiliate milestone.
April, 2012 Premiere Launches On With Mario Lopez in national syndication.
May, 2012 Delilah wins the Alliance of Women in Media Gracie Award for "Outstanding Host - Entertainment/Information."
May, 2012 Deb Carson wins the Alliance of Women in Media's Gracie Award for "Outstanding Reporter/Correspondent."
June, 2012 Premiere Networks and Mercury Radio arts finalize new, long-term radio and digital agreement for The Glenn Beck Program, GBTV, GlennBeck.com, TheBlaze.com and Markdown.com.
July, 2012 Clear Channel Media + Entertainment And Elvis Duran Announce A New Long-Term Contract.
July, 2012 Premiere adds Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis to national lineup.
Aug., 2012 Premiere Networks Launches The Moll Anderson Show.
Oct., 2012 Elvis Duran And The Morning Show Reaches 50th Affiliate Milestone.
Jan., 2013 George Noory Celebrates 10 Years as Host of Coast to Coast AM.
Jan., 2013 Clear Channel Media and Entertainment and Steve Harvey Announce a Long-Term Contract
Jan., 2013 Hollywood Hamilton Joins Premiere Networks National Lineup.
Jan., 2013 FOX Sports Radio Launches Jay Mohr Sports on 70 Stations Nationwide.
Feb., 2013 Premiere Launches The Bobby Bones Show and Country Top 30 with Bobby Bones on Country Radio Stations Nationwide.
March, 2013 Premiere Networks Launches Weekends with The Breakfast Club Nationwide.
April 2013 Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx Reaches 100 Affiliates.
June, 2013 Premiere Networks Launches Evolution with Pete Tong Nationwide.
July, 2013 After MidNite Celebrates 20th Anniversary.
July, 2013 George Noory Renews Long-Term Deal with Premiere Networks.
Aug., 2013 Premiere Networks Launches The Breakfast Club Nationwide.
Aug., 2013 The Rush Limbaugh Show Celebrates 25 Years in National Syndication.
Sept., 2013 Premiere Networks and Sean Hannity Announce New Long-Term Agreement.
Sept., 2013 Steve Harvey wins Marconi Award for Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year.
Oct., 2013 Premiere Launches TMZ Sports on Radio Stations Nationwide.
Jan., 2014 Cody Alan begins hosting CMT After Midnite with Cody Alan.
Jan., 2014 Premiere Networks begins syndicating CMT Radio Live with Cody Alan.
April, 2014 Premiere Networks begins distribution of El Show del Mandril
April, 2014 Steve Harvey Inducted into NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame.
May, 2014 John Boy and Billy Renew Long-Term Deal with Premiere Networks.
June, 2014 Bobby Bones Inks Long-Term Contract with Premiere Networks.
June, 2014 Premiere Networks Launches The Johnjay & Rich Show into National Syndication
Aug., 2014 Mario Lopez Renews Long-Term Deal with Premiere Networks
Sept., 2014 Rush Limbaugh Wins Fifth Marconi Award for "Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year."
Sept., 2014 Premiere Networks and DIRECTV Renew Ad Sales and Distribution Agreement for The Dan Patrick Show
Oct., 2014 Jay Mohr Renews Long-Term Contract with FOX Sports Radio