Steve Harvey Signs New Contract with iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Media
iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Media and Entertainment today announced an exclusive long-term agreement with top national radio personality, comedian, television host and best-selling author Steve Harvey to renew and expand his relationship with the company.
iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Media and Entertainment and Steve Harvey Announce a Long-Term Contract
Under the agreement, the multimedia icon will continue his current role as host of The Steve Harvey Morning Show, which is syndicated nationally by Premiere Networks on nearly 70 radio stations in the U.S., reaching approximately six million weekly listeners. Additionally, Harvey will work with iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Media and Entertainment on a variety of joint ventures including the international expansion of his top-rated radio program, development and creation of new programming and promotions, community and charitable events, as well as multimedia projects and events. He will also serve as a spokesperson for the company.
“Steve is an unrivaled talent with success across multiple media platforms and we are thrilled to expand our partnership with him and collaborate on new opportunities to further drive business growth,” said John Hogan, Chairman and CEO of iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Media and Entertainment. “As the leading media company in America, we continue to deliver the most relevant content and top personalities to diverse audiences across the country and Steve is a remarkable talent and incredible asset for iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Media and Entertainment.”
“It is my pleasure to be in business with the best!” stated Harvey. “My life has been an amazing ride, and when you can do business in a big way, it makes the ride all the more amazing. iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Media and Entertainment and Premiere Networks have been great partners. Mama, here come that Man!”
Harvey was represented by his business partner Rushion McDonald for Nu-Opp Inc. and Attorney Ricky Anderson of Anderson & Smith P.C. during negotiations with iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Media and Entertainment.
In September 2000, Harvey created The Steve Harvey Morning Show, which joined Premiere Networks’ national lineup in 2005. Today, it’s the number-one syndicated morning show in the top 25 metro markets with Persons 12+, Adults 25-54, Adults 18-34, Adults 18-49 and Women 25-54 (Source: Arbitron, FA’12, MSA, Exact Times, AQH T 25 Metros). Co-hosted by Shirley Strawberry, Carla Ferrell and Harvey’s “Nephew Tommy,” The Steve Harvey Morning Show broadcasts live on weekdays from 6 – 10 a.m. EST, and is also available on iHeartRadio.com and the iHeartRadio mobile app. For his work on the program, Harvey has received multiple NAB Marconi Award nominations. Advertiser demand for Harvey and The Steve Harvey Morning Show is at an all-time high. Blue-chip sponsors like Ford, The Home Depot, and State Farm Insurance partner with Harvey to reach his loyal audience on-air, online and at national events like the Neighborhood Awards, which celebrated its 10thanniversary in 2012, the Steve Harvey Mentoring Program for Young Men and more.