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Hannity Signs Deal with Premiere After Nasty Split with Cumulus

Weeks after terminating his contract with Cumulus, Sean Hannity signed with Premiere Networks, a sizable Clear Channel-owned radio network, to carry his syndicated radio show.

The deal, which begins in 2014, is intended to fill some of the gaps that will be left in major markets by Hannity’s very public and acrimonious split with Cumulus. Hannity will now be carried by several Clear Channel and non-Clear Channel owned stations in those markets, where he may compete with his replacement—Michael Savage, maybe?—on Cumulus.

“Sean continues to be one of the most successful radio personalities in both ratings and delivering results for advertisers, and his provocative show has seen significant growth,” said Clear Channel CEO John Hogan. “His blend of intelligence, passion and integrity is what makes him such a successful broadcaster and important asset to radio. We expect this new distribution plan to offer even more exposure and growth for The Sean Hannity Show.”

Premiere had previously handled distribution for both Hannity and radio colleague Rush Limbaugh, but the network and Cumulus were unable to work out a deal over distribution rights after advertisers for the conservative hosts became scarce.

Details on the contract are expected to be released at a later date.

[h/t Politico]

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