Glenn Beck signs contract extension for radio program

Glenn Beck signs contract extension for radio program
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Premiere Networks and Mercury Radio Arts announced Wednesday that it has come to "a renewed and extended agreement" to continue to syndicate Glenn Beck's 15-year-old radio program.

"Featuring Beck’s unique blend of modern-day storytelling and insightful views on current events, The Glenn Beck Program celebrates its 15-year anniversary in national syndication this year and its audience of millions continues to grow across radio, digital and podcasting platforms," the announcement reads.

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"The program has experienced year-over-year audience gains in markets including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis, Denver, Pittsburgh, Kansas City, Columbus, [Ohio,] Norfolk, [Va.] and Memphis, [Tenn.,] in the key demo of Adults 25-54," the release continues, citing Nielsen.

Beck, a former Fox News and HLN TV host as well as the founder of "The Blaze," said he "couldn't be happier" to continue to broadcast in these "increasingly chaotic times."

"We’ve now been working together for fifteen years, and I couldn’t be happier to extend and renew our relationship," Beck, 53, said in a statement. "These are increasingly chaotic times. I’ve never been more excited to help the audience cut through the noise by focusing on the things that matter most.”

Terms of the contract extension were not disclosed.

The news comes as The Blaze, a media company founded by Beck in 2011, continues to struggle financially.

Beck announced layoffs of about 20 percent of its workforce in August, which he said was an effort to “become more nimble” and “keep pace with the massive changes" in the industry.