Yeah, Glenn Beck is off Fox News Channel but his reach is larger than ever. And he’s using publicly owned airwaves to build his empire of lies and googly-eyed conspiracy theories.
Beck renewed his radio deal with Premiere Networks, a unit of Clear Channel, for a reported $100 million dollars over five years. Though Beck’s production company Mercury Radio Arts and Premiere would not comment on the value of the new deal, Beck’s reported new contract is worth twice as much as his last deal. In 2007, his contract was reportedly valued at $50 million over five years.
Beck’s “The Glenn Beck Program” typically ranks third as the most listened to radio program behind Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. His program aires in more than 400 markets from 9:00 a.m. – noon, a time slot that will see some new voices including former GOP primary candidate, Herman Cain.
We own the airwaves he’s exploiting. It’s time to take back some of those airwaves and use them to help America instead of poisoning it with televangelist scam artists.