This company brings you some of the top talkers in radio. Premiere Radio Networks is one of the leading producers of syndicated radio programming, distributing about 90 shows to more than 5,000 affiliate stations. Its roster of personalities includes talk show hosts Rush Limbaugh, Jim Rome, and Dr. Laura Schlessinger, as well as music hosts Casey Kasem, Blair Garner, and Ryan Seacrest. It also produces morning drive shows (The BOB&TOM Show and John Boy & Billy), specialty programming, sound effects, parody songs, and syndicated news spots. Founded in 1987, Premiere Radio is a subsidiary of #1 radio broadcaster Clear Channel Communications.
Keeping its talent within the fold, Premiere in 2008 inked popular talk show host Rush Limbaugh to a new eight-year, $400 million contract, one of the largest in radio history. His Rush Limbaugh Show reaches about 20 million listeners each week. Premiere later inked a pact with rival Citadel Media to expand distribution of that company's top political talker Sean Hannity.