Skip to comments.Glenn Beck Just Signed A New Contract For $100 Million
Posted on 06/11/2012 12:35:40 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Glenn Beck once said that leaving Fox News Channel, as he did in 2011, would earn him $40 million by allowing him to concentrate on his own web-based subscriber operation, GBTV.
Now The New York Times reports he has signed a $100 million contract for his radio shows to appear on Clear Channel Communications stations across the country.
The move puts the pressure on Rush Limbaugh, whose advertisers abandoned him earlier this year after he called a college student a "slut" because she supported contraception coverage in healthcare plans. The Times said:
Now carried by more than 400 stations, the show typically ranks No. 3 among all news-talk radio shows, behind Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, so the contract extension brings a measure of stability to local stations that carry it.
Limbaugh's contract is worth $200 million per year. Beck's is worth $100 million over five years.
(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...
I wonder how much of that will wind up in Utah.
Good for him but I won’t listen because he disses we birthers.
Too many lies in the excerpt to bother going for more.
What? Yea, kind of like a 12 year old little league pitcher put pressure on the Yankee's number one starter.
Not! Business Insider has become almost as big a liar as the NY Times.
Good for Glenn. Unlike the radio show, his GBTV is superb.
600+ to 400+ stations
$200,000,000 to 20,000,000 / year
To top it all off, Rush’s advertisers, save a stupid few, did not dump him. All in all, I would place my bet on Rush.
...at the very least; 10 per cent.
The day he made fun of the “birthers” was the day I quit watching his show. I’ll see clips from time to time, but will no longer make any effort at all to listen to anything he says ever again. It’s a shame because he was doing a good job of informing people until he got high on himself. Maybe I’ll watch again someday, there’s not a person in the world whose opinion I will pay to hear. (Well, maybe a doctor or lawyer, but unlikely, and certainly not for their opinion.)
Right, he probably missed a short putt just thinking about it.
Well, Limbaugh not have advertisers abandon him, net he gained, those that left in a sissy fit begged to come back and EIB said no.
Good for Beck, I just do not see why, he is certifiable, but what ever draws revenue.
I liked Beck when he started on Fox. But I predicted he would continue getting more and more conspiracy based until he fell into the "fringe" label. He did not dissappoint. I would have bet Beck to be a HUGE "Birther" and never understood, of all things, why he makes fun and dissmisses that issue.
I have never been able to stand his "silliness" sarcastic, ironic and cynical cartoon antics on the radio show. It's just not enough logical substance for me. I feel like it's 3rd grade Tee-Hee-ing and Grab-a$$ antics.
I'm glad Beck's doing well, however.
So Mr. Limbaugh, who makes twice as much in a year as Mr. Beck does in half a decade should somehow be worried? I was never very good at math, but c’mon!!
I do like the title of his new book...’COWARDS’.
Glenn Beck is NOT a Mormon. It was Mormonism that was there for him at the time he was an alcoholic. He did not convert to Mormonism. He is a believer.
How does Beck’s $20 mil a year put pressure on Limbaugh’s $200 mil per year?
Let's do some of that high level math called division.
Limbaugh = $200 million per year.
Beck = $100 million / 5 years = $20 million per year.
A nice little chunk of change, but not a lot of pressure on Rush. Also, many of these contracts are for the whole show and not for just the main host, so it pays for the studio, call screener, sidekicks, replacement hosts (lots and lots of those for Rush lately) and anything else it takes to run a show.
Uhh YES he IS a Morman! Get Your FACTs Straight!
According to the article, Limbaugh makes 10 times more than Beck.
$200 million per year v. $20 million per year.
Limbaugh's 10X greater.
Wrong. He has talked about his TR.
Really? Then why does he wear the 'magic underwear'? Some sort of solidarity thing?
I agree with everything you posted. The fact is, that a good number of people choose to be morons. The informed, in general, learn little from Glenn Beck. The idiots don’t pay any attention, and the fleet-hearted, semi ignorant in the middle learn the most from him, and it’s to them that he plays the cartoon fiddle.
It’s like watching movies these days. I have seen few movies in the last 20 years that were worth watching. Not many people think at higher that a 3rd grade level anymore (Well, what used to be 3rd grade, many graduates cannot even read anymore).
In 1999, Beck married his second wife, Tania. After they went looking for a faith on a church tour together, they joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in October 1999, partly at the urging of his daughter Mary. Beck was baptized by his old friend, and current-day co-worker Pat Gray. Beck and his current wife have had two children together, Raphe (who is adopted) and Cheyenne. Until April 2011, the couple live in New Canaan, Connecticut, with the four children.
As much as I like Glen,I don’t think Rush will have much of a problem.Rush is the head of the spear in talk radio.Everyone else just follows behind.
Well, since he has a TR, it better 10%, or his loses it.
And the moon is made of Blue Cheese!!
He is LDS.
They joke around like Jr. High kids, tease that they are going to "tell us something important"...but not now...maybe next week.
And he "weeps" on air.
That's the trifecta for me........
Mormons like all Jews of Israel who don’t accept Jesus- end up in the same place.
ummm... how does this put ANY pressure on Rush, when most of the advertisers who left were shortly afterwards beggging to come back
>>The move puts the pressure on Rush Limbaugh, whose advertisers abandoned him earlier this year after he called a college student a “slut” because she supported contraception coverage in healthcare plans. The Times said: <<
This is so silly.
It’s just to get a dig in to Rush.
There is no pressure on Rush at all. Beck likes mornings. He has always been on then. If anything, it boosts the stations, like the one in Cleveland that run Glenn then Rush.
that is a stupid thing to say
Article is a bit twisted!
Beck did faux paux racial slurs against the President and others which initiated a liberal campaign to rid his show of advertisers leaving his Fox show with goldline gold sellers and other sleazy advertisers, not top tier. He made mistakes and hopefully he’s learned. But to position his few grand mistakes against Limbaugh who in 25 years nary makes a mistake is ludicrious. Limbaugh recovered, Beck lost a show.
Limbaugh's contract is worth $200 million per year. Beck's is worth
$100 million over five years 20 Million per year.
Yep 10 Percent is really putting the pressure on ole Rush who must be laughing his ass off.
I stopped listening to Glenn Beck when his radio show left New York WOR, and stopped following him when he left Fox. Did I miss anything?
They have to keep peddling that lie.
The overzealous bigots always seem to forget Matthew 7:2. Not to worry, one day they’ll get an up close and personal demonstration.
Beck has talked on the air about the value of tithing so I would guess that Utah will see more than $2,000,000 from Glenn.
Think there could be a reason that so many commentators are buying into Mitt Romney?
Romney financial http://t.co/Ahwj0Rd
Bain has interest in Clear Channel
Clear Channel: http://t.co/mG0UCcD
News Corps (NWS) Fox News Channel has Bill OReilly and Clear Channel Communications: http://t.co/jEA1Suo
Becks refusal to accept the contention that Obama is not a natural born U.S. citizen doesn't bother me because it's long been obvious that Obama's citizenship is never going to be the issue that removes him from office.
Although I totally reject the basic concepts of Mormonism, Beck's Mormon faith is his business and unless he begins proselytizing on his shows I don't hold it against him - but I do wonder how he can buy into it.
Glenn Beck always generates controversy and that proves he's doing a good job. That having been said, the contention that Beck is the slightest threat to Rush Limbaugh's place as the undisputed king of conservative talk radio is patently absurd.
He has said many times he did convert from being a Catholic. At that, there is a video floating around of an interview a few years back where he described his conversion.
Of course, not that it matters. Not like his Catholicism or Mormonism effects any of our liberty. As long as he is free to choose his faith, so are we.
To all of you that say that you don’t listen to him because he has made fun of birthers....
Do you agree with everything that Rush or Hannity or Ron Paul or Romney says....I could go on.... Bush? Reagan?
He still has quite a bit of informative and entertaining shows on with great guests.
IMHO......he has distanced himself from the Birthers for the critics but still believes that there is something there.
Mike Huckabee's radio talk show syndicator has sent an email urging radio stations to replace Rush Limbaugh with Huckabee's show.
Like A Fly on an Elephant's Ass!
That much per year?
I could make a nice living from just the savings in New York taxes that Rush is no longer paying.
Let's see 8.8 percent for the state and 3.6 percent for the city is:
12.4 percent of 200 Million or:
$24.8 Million per year.
That Bloomberg is a smart man. /s
I wonder how much of that will wind up in Utah.How is that anyone's business?
I'll take multiple wives over child molesting priests any day.
How, Mr. BusinessInsider, exactly does this put pressure on Rush?
Beck’s show is live 9am-12noon ET, while Rush’s show is live 12noon-3pm ET.
Clear Channel’s Premiere Radio syndicates Beck, Rush and Sean Hannity, as well as Coast to Coast with George Noory and the Bob & Tom morning drive show, so Premiere can deliver a turnkey 20 hours of talk radio to an affiliate; the only opening on their weekday dance card is the 6p-10p slot (Mark Levin is syndicated by Cumulus, which also syndicates John Batchelor and the overnight RedEye Radio guys).
If anything, this puts pressure on competing talk acts in the 9a-12noon slot, such as Laura Ingraham (TRN) and Mike Gallagher (Salem). For a conservative, the 9a-12n time slot is either a feast or chaos, depending on your point of view, because there are so many top quality conservative hosts in this block; I would include the marvelous Chris Plante of WMAL in Washington and the steady and reliable Tom Marr of WCBM in Baltimore in this group (you can get both these guys on the internet).
Beck’s radio shows are quite good, and deliver a lead in audience to the Big Guy.