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A Folksy Guy, in Recovery, Is About to Land Millions (Glenn Beck)
NYTimes ^ | 11-5-07 | Brian Stelter

Posted on 11/05/2007 10:02:49 AM PST by STARWISE

On his daily radio talk show, Glenn Beck portrays himself as an average guy, a recovering alcoholic and a comedian who regularly injects humor into his conservative politics.

This week he can add another description: very wealthy.

Premiere Radio Networks, a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications, is expected to announce today that it is extending Mr. Beck’s contract.

Two sources with knowledge of the deal said it was valued at

$50 million over five years,

through a combination of salary and profit-sharing from syndication.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: clearchannel; cnnheadlinenews; glennbeck; radioshow; sicktwistedfreak; talkradio
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Awesome! Go, Glenn.
1 posted on 11/05/2007 10:02:51 AM PST by STARWISE
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To: rodguy911; snugs; Phsstpok; Alas Babylon!; jveritas; AliVeritas; Allegra; LUV W; NordP; maica; ...

PING~!


2 posted on 11/05/2007 10:04:21 AM PST by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: STARWISE
$50 million over five years

That's almost what Tony Romo got!..............

3 posted on 11/05/2007 10:06:21 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: STARWISE

From the way they were talking this morning, he is spreading it around his staff pretty well. Good for Glenn.


4 posted on 11/05/2007 10:06:49 AM PST by mysterio
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To: STARWISE

Limbaugh Lite.


5 posted on 11/05/2007 10:07:10 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: mysterio

Missed that ... what was mentioned?


6 posted on 11/05/2007 10:07:26 AM PST by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: martin_fierro

With a TV show.


7 posted on 11/05/2007 10:08:16 AM PST by Syncro
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To: STARWISE

From what he said, he made most of his staff full time positions, gave them 100 percent health insurance, and a lot of them got 70 percent raises. Also agreed to match any charitable donations they make.


8 posted on 11/05/2007 10:09:50 AM PST by mysterio
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To: STARWISE

I think he’s worth every dollar. I don’t get a chance to watch his program on cnn much, because it’s difficult for me to watch cnn, Glenn or no Glenn. However, I enjoy his 9am to 12 radio program.


9 posted on 11/05/2007 10:12:09 AM PST by AdvisorB ("A Hillary Clinton presidency would result in a weaker economy and a weaker America" Dick Morris)
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To: mysterio

WOW ... what a great guy. Did he
say this himself, or is it a press
report?


10 posted on 11/05/2007 10:12:31 AM PST by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: mysterio

The best way to keep talent, and attract new talent, is to reward them and recognize their excellence. It sounds like Glenn understands this.

Congratulations on the windfall Glenn. You’ve earned it.


11 posted on 11/05/2007 10:13:01 AM PST by highimpact (Abortion - [n]: human sacrifice at the altar of convenience.)
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To: mysterio
"Right On!"


12 posted on 11/05/2007 10:13:33 AM PST by ErnBatavia (...forward this to your 10 very best friends....)
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To: STARWISE

Good for him. He actually has an audience and he gets paid because of it.
Jernine Gawdawfulhole and alfranken had a listener ship of 12 and they got huge contracts.


13 posted on 11/05/2007 10:15:14 AM PST by Holicheese (1-21-09 Hillary starts to destroy America!)
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To: STARWISE

That sick twisted freak deserves it. EEEEEEWWWWW YEEEEAAAHHH.


14 posted on 11/05/2007 10:15:23 AM PST by One_American
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To: STARWISE

Had the pleasure of meeting him recently while I was working TalkFest in Norfolk. He’s a nice guy in person, and he gives a great live show!


15 posted on 11/05/2007 10:15:23 AM PST by SlowBoat407 (Free commerce is the only just way to redistribute wealth.)
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To: STARWISE

Way to go Glenn, you deserve it.

Semper Fi’
Jarhead


16 posted on 11/05/2007 10:16:25 AM PST by Buffettfan (3rd Battalion, 6th Marines, 2ndMarDiv - 1971 - 1974)
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To: STARWISE
Did he say this himself, or is it a press report?

He and the staff were talking about it on the air around 9:30 or so.
17 posted on 11/05/2007 10:16:57 AM PST by mysterio
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To: STARWISE

Now he’s a sick twisted RICH freak! Go Beck!


18 posted on 11/05/2007 10:17:01 AM PST by OB1kNOb (Support Duncan Hunter for the 2008 GOP presidential nominee. He is THE conservative candidate!!)
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To: phancypants

Ping!


19 posted on 11/05/2007 10:17:46 AM PST by Albion Wilde (America: “the most benign hegemon in history.”—Mark Steyn)
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To: lightingguy

ping


20 posted on 11/05/2007 10:21:24 AM PST by agrace
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To: STARWISE

Anyone know what Glenn’s previous Premiere contract was worth? How much of a raise and improvement in terms did he get?


21 posted on 11/05/2007 10:21:40 AM PST by lonevoice (It's always "Apologize to a Muslim Hour"...somewhere)
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To: Albion Wilde

If I could just get this d@mn duct tape off my hands long enough to applaud.........

WIOD (SE Florida) just moved him to 9pm-midnight too. How stupid. They put some sports announcer in that slot. I called and complained.


22 posted on 11/05/2007 10:23:28 AM PST by bicyclerepair (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)
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To: STARWISE

On his show a few weeks ago Glenn said he wouldn’t sign a long term contract with Clear Channel...until he found that the suits stood up for Rush, even though they may or may not agree with him, during the “phony soldier” fiasco.

Of course Glenn in his ADD way took longer saying it.


23 posted on 11/05/2007 10:23:41 AM PST by Domandred (Eagles soar, but unfortunately weasels never get sucked into jet engines)
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To: Mrs Zip; BOBWADE

ping


24 posted on 11/05/2007 10:25:42 AM PST by zip (((Remember: DimocRat lies told often enough become truth to 48% of all Americans (NRA)))))
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To: lonevoice
Anyone know what Glenn’s previous Premiere contract was worth? How much of a raise and improvement in terms did he get?

Both Rush and Beck are syndicated and own their shows. Therefore, they run their own business, pay the expenses, staff salaries, etc. They keep the profit.

25 posted on 11/05/2007 10:33:51 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: STARWISE

can he play shortstop ?


26 posted on 11/05/2007 10:36:14 AM PST by stylin19a
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To: STARWISE

Only to the NYT is making money something evil. Of course, it is only evil when conservatives make money. When liberals make money it is cause for celebration.


27 posted on 11/05/2007 10:38:08 AM PST by mort56
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To: STARWISE; All

As long as you are complimenting Mr. Beck, deservedly so, take some time to purchase the Ramos/Compean fundraising T-shirts at his site.
Go Glenn!


28 posted on 11/05/2007 10:42:19 AM PST by dynachrome (Immigration without assimilation means the death of this nation~Captainpaintball)
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To: STARWISE

Sounds like the NY Slime may be a tad bid jealous.


29 posted on 11/05/2007 10:56:48 AM PST by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: bicyclerepair

At least you get him. Neither Beck nor Laura Ingraham are on the air in Raleigh/Durham, NC AT ALL. We get stuck with stupid Clark Howard in the 9-12 slot, Rush 12-3, local guy 3-6, and two hours of Sean Vanity tape-delayed 6-8.

}:-)4


30 posted on 11/05/2007 10:57:07 AM PST by Moose4 (Ron Paul is like a beautiful plate of food ruined by a cow patty.)
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To: Mr.Smorch; mysterio; All

His radio show has always been
a jewel of creativity. He was
my daily companion on the morning
work drive when I lived in Tampa
and he started his show there.

I would have to just about pull
off the road, I’d be laughing so
hard at some of his routines,
especially the “head duct taping”
bits. He’s just naturally funny
and creative.

And his lyrical tributes with music
to America, American patriots and
values, would have me in tears ..
they’re priceless and so moving.

He’s had an amazing rise to the
top ... and he’s worked for every
bit of it.

God bless him ..I’m very happy for him.

****

MUST SEE**

Talking about his past and conversion to Mormonism

http://youtube.com/watch?v=N1GETFhIO-k

2-Parter, with his wife

http://youtube.com/watch?v=baov3q83N8I

http://youtube.com/watch?v=nc6iKvTKi_A

Glenn Beck - Stadium of Fire 2007 - Flag Tribute

http://youtube.com/watch?v=HQczy2Mu6iU

Segment with Injured Iraq Vet

http://youtube.com/watch?v=EvzGKETKJkE

Hold onto your humility, your faith
and family, Glenn ... you’re the bomb!
God bless you.


31 posted on 11/05/2007 11:06:25 AM PST by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: Moose4

We lost Laura Ingraham in my market to make way for Dennis Miller’s new show. I like Dennis, don’t get me wrong but I miss Laura.


32 posted on 11/05/2007 11:07:40 AM PST by Domandred (Eagles soar, but unfortunately weasels never get sucked into jet engines)
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To: STARWISE

I didn’t know that Glenn was a recovering alcoholic. It’s good to see that recovery can and does work and that people can recover from addiction and go on to lead productive lives. Good for him!

I like his show because, like Rush, he makes me laugh and he also makes me think.


33 posted on 11/05/2007 11:14:26 AM PST by Caramelgal (Rely on the spirit and meaning of the teachings, not on the words or superficial interpretations)
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To: STARWISE

He’s passionate, for sure. Glad for him!!


34 posted on 11/05/2007 11:19:38 AM PST by texas_mrs
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Conservative Response. Good job Glenn, I hope someday I can make that kind of money.

Liberal Response. This is outrageous. No one needs to earn that amount of money. The government must take 90 percent of it and give it to the poor people.
35 posted on 11/05/2007 11:21:29 AM PST by Signalman
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To: STARWISE
Glen Beck bump.

Well, the General designed it!

36 posted on 11/05/2007 11:24:31 AM PST by Tribune7 (Dems want to rob from the poor to give to the rich)
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To: martin_fierro
Limbaugh Lite.

Well Rush does make 3 times that....

37 posted on 11/05/2007 11:27:04 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Every time you’re somewhere, that means you’re not somewhere else, Fred D Thompson 44)
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To: STARWISE

Go on ya, Glenn! Take the liberal’s money and trun it to conservative use.


38 posted on 11/05/2007 11:27:38 AM PST by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: martin_fierro
he doesn't have the sarcastic attitude of Rush....Glenn can actually debate other people and WIN without sounding arrogant, conspiratorial, angry or facist.....

Hannity can't do that and Rush can't do that....Rush and Hannity let leftist go on, and on, and on.....

39 posted on 11/05/2007 11:27:48 AM PST by cherry
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To: STARWISE

AA Tradition #11: Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, internet and films.


40 posted on 11/05/2007 11:30:06 AM PST by CholeraJoe ("Gunners til I die!")
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To: STARWISE

For every 50 million dollar contract let out in the movies, sports, or other entertainment, or for each CEO’s multi-million dollar payout—you and I are coughing up our hard earned dough if we happen to buy products from the companies that are involved. Someone has to pay for those outrageous salaries.

It’s interesting. We whine and whine about the wealth that is transferred in taxes to cover handouts to the poor, why aren’t there equal complaints to the “handouts” the rich get?

I would venture a good portion of revenue gets “transferred” under the name of capitalism. Seems like both ends of the spectrum are getting the goods. I believe in captialism but I think greed and these ridiculous salaries are killing the little guy.


41 posted on 11/05/2007 11:36:44 AM PST by applpie
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To: bicyclerepair

“duct tape off my hands”

Duct tape goes on your HEAD, so your head doesn’t explode.


42 posted on 11/05/2007 11:39:43 AM PST by listenhillary (You get more of what you focus on)
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To: applpie

“you and I are coughing up our hard earned dough if we happen to buy products from the companies that are involved”

So don’t buy the product.

I coughed up a penny once... Never coughed up dough. I almost did once when someone said “what kind of dough do you think they make dill bread out of?”


43 posted on 11/05/2007 11:43:34 AM PST by listenhillary (You get more of what you focus on)
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The price of whine-n-cheeze is goin' through the roof !
44 posted on 11/05/2007 1:02:33 PM PST by mcmuffin (Where'd The Party GO(P)?)
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To: Moose4

The worst guy in that lineup is Sean Hannity.

He is awful.


45 posted on 11/05/2007 1:56:42 PM PST by JRochelle (Rudy employs a pedophile, Alan Placa.)
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To: STARWISE

Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. I am thankful for Glenn’s willingness to take on the kinds of subjects that he does on a regular basis. Go Glenn!


46 posted on 11/05/2007 2:00:57 PM PST by good old days
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To: STARWISE
A conservative drunk about to earn millions? That really rots the Dem socks. And Pelosi and her dogs are in disarray.

Life is good.

I love it when the Dems start to whine and have hysterics. The more the better.

The American people see the Dems for waht they are, treasonous, power hungry dogs, whose canine whining simply means one thing: they need to be put on a leash or into the pound.

Now its time to get behind Duncan Hunter, and make things right with a capital "R". Really Right. I mean RIGHT. As in right wing. Right.....Right?

Go Duncan Hunter for 2008!

GO GLENN!

47 posted on 11/05/2007 2:24:12 PM PST by Candor7 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Baghdad_(1258))
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To: STARWISE
A conservative drunk about to earn millions? That really rots the Dem socks. I notice the DEMS are getting slightly more strident and desperate lately.

Iraq is not working the way they wanted ( defeat). The economy is posting the best grown in 1a couple of years ( Oh No!), and the Prsident is taking his anti-dem show on the road, revealing their pork barrel strategies on military supplemental funding.

And Pelosi and her dogs are in disarray.

Life is good.

I love it when the Dems start to whine and have hysterics. The more the better.

The American people see the Dems for waht they are, treasonous, power hungry dogs, whose canine whining simply means one thing: they need to be put on a leash or into the pound.

Now its time to get behind Duncan Hunter, and make things right with a capital "R". Really Right. I mean RIGHT. As in right wing. Right.....Right?

Go Duncan Hunter for 2008!

GO GLENN!

48 posted on 11/05/2007 2:25:51 PM PST by Candor7 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Baghdad_(1258))
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To: CholeraJoe

Although he may have benefited from AA
in his journey to sobriety, I haven’t
heard him claim to be connected to AA.

He does, however, very emotionally, give
gratitude and glory to God for his many
blessings, including sobriety.


49 posted on 11/05/2007 2:53:48 PM PST by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: listenhillary

No it’s not to keep your head from exploding...it’s so when your head does explode you have all the pieces so they can put it back together at the hospital


50 posted on 11/05/2007 3:52:50 PM PST by Domandred (Eagles soar, but unfortunately weasels never get sucked into jet engines)
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