Premiere Networks

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Premiere Networks, Inc.
Type Subsidiary
Industry Radio broadcasting, advertising
Founded 1987
Headquarters Sherman Oaks, California
Owner(s) Clear Channel Communications
Website premiereradio.com

Premiere Networks (formerly Premiere Radio Networks, or PRN) is an American radio network. It is the largest syndication company in the United States based on popularity of programming. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications and is headed by Julie Talbott, who serves as president, content, and affiliate relations and John Hogan, CEO and President of Clear Channel Radio.

Premiere syndicates a variety of 90 high-profile names and shows in American broadcasting, including Leo Laporte The Tech Guy, The Rush Limbaugh Show, Coast to Coast AM with George Noory, Mario Lopez, Elvis Duran, Ryan Seacrest, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Delilah, Steve Harvey, Nikki Sixx and Randi Rhodes. Premiere programs are carried on over 5,000 radio stations worldwide, primarily in the United States and in Canada. The network also provides the rights to streaming audio for participating shows' premium services (e.g., Rush Limbaugh's Rush 24/7 and Glenn Beck's Insider) through their Streamlink system.

Several programs are carried on XM Satellite Radio, which is the exclusive satellite provider for Premiere and parent Clear Channel Radio. However, shows that are not produced by Premiere or any Clear Channel subsidiary, but are distributed by Premiere, are allowed carriage on Sirius Satellite Radio unless otherwise specified by said show's producer. In August 2012, Premiere Networks acquired WOR Radio Network.

Distribution[edit]

Premiere Radio's programs are currently distributed over satellite, CD-ROM, or downloadable via FTP. Only pre-recorded countdown shows are distributed on CD or FTP. The FTP server is also implemented as an emergency backup for pre-recorded content that was not distributed over satellite properly. For years, Premiere Radio used the popular Starguide Digital III satellite system to distribute their programs, but has fully converted over to X-Digital Systems for their satellite delivery.

Premiere's entertainment programs are distributed on a mixture of fee and barter based deals. Many of their weekday entertainment programs, including Elvis Duran, Bob & Tom, and Big D and Bubba are fee based with little to no network ad inventory. Most of their weekend countdowns are barter based, and include up to 5 minutes an hour of network ad inventory. Nearly all of Premiere Radio's talk programs are barter based, with Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity as exceptions. Most talk programs have 5 minutes an hour of inventory, with some having 4 minutes, and very few having 6 minutes. Currently six of Premiere's programs have mandatory featurettes. These are short segments that contain a minute or less of network advertising inventory, and are played in mornings on a daily basis. In the past, Premiere's featurettes had content that was not attached to any particular show, with segments from personalities such as Maria Bartiromo, Donald Trump, and Ty Pennington. As of November 2013, all have been dropped. Only one standalone featurette is on the network, Tom Brokaw's An American Story.[1] Some programs require run-of-schedule advertisements, which are advertisements that require airplay outside of the show each weekday, usually in mid-day and afternoons.

Program Schedule[edit]

All times are Eastern. Programs are organized alphabetically by franchise, and display their date, time, if they're available for online download, if they broadcast on XM Radio, and additional information.

Title Day Time Download XM Notes
Entertainment Programs
American Top 40 (CHR) with Ryan Seacrest Weekends FTP/Download No Yes Part of the American Top 40 franchise
American Top 40 (Hot AC) with Ryan Seacrest Weekends FTP/Download No No Part of the American Top 40 franchise
Casey Kasem's American Top 40: The 80s N/A FTP/Download No Yes Part of the American Top 40 franchise, reruns of AT40 episodes from the 1980s
Casey Kasem's American Top 40: The 70s N/A FTP/Download No Yes Part of the American Top 40 franchise, reruns of AT40 episodes from the 1970s
Backtrax USA with Kid Kelly Weekends FTP/Download No No International distribution only. Distribution in the United States handled by Dial Global.
The Big Show with John Boy and Billy (Rock) Mon-Sat 6A-10A No No Live on weekdays. Saturday show is a best-of compilation. Owned by FOX News Radio.
The Big Show with John Boy and Billy (Country)
The Bobby Bones Show Weekdays 6A-11A No No
Chill Out Tonight with Tim Garrison Weeknights midnight-6A No No Affiliate relations handled by Broadcast Architecture.
Club Kane Early Edition Sundays 7P-10P No Yes
Club Kane Late Edition 10P-midnight
Crook & Chase Countdown Weekends FTP/Download No No Produced by Jim Owens Entertainment.
Dawson McAllister Late Nights Weeknights FTP/Download No No Produced by DM Productions. For air 10PM-5AM local time.
Dawson McAllister Live Sunday 10P-3A Yes No Produced by DM Productions. Hours 4 and 5 are repeats.
Dawson McAllister CHR/Hybrid Sunday FTP/Download Yes Produced by DM Productions. For air Sunday nights between 8PM-midnight local time.
Dawson McAllister Hot AC Thursday 1P-4P No
Delilah Everyday 7P-12M No Yes
Delilah Gold-based AC
Elvis Duran and the Morning Show Weekdays 6A-10A No Yes Produced by The Elvis Duran Group.
Elvis Duran and the Pre-Morning Show Weekdays 5A-6A Produced by The Elvis Duran Group. For air the following early morning.
Elvis Duran Weekend Fridays 8A-noon Produced by The Elvis Duran Group. For air Saturday or Sunday mornings.
Evolution with Pete Tong Tues-Sat 6A-noon Hourly program, airing weekly.
iHeartRadio Countdown with Romeo Weekends FTP/Download No No Airs between 6AM and 12NN local time.
The Keith Sweat Hotel Sun-Fri. 7P-midnight No No Known as "The Quiet Storm" in some markets.
Knee Deep in Bluegrass with Cindy Baucom Weekends FTP/Download No No
Live In The Den with Big Tigger Weekends FTP/Download No Yes
London Calling with Ian Camfield Weekends FTP/Download No No Produced by Redefined Media in the United Kingdom. Premiere Radio handles international distribution only.
On Air with Ryan Seacrest Weekdays FTP/Download Yes Yes For air between 10 AM and 7 PM local time.
ON with Mario Lopez Weekdays FTP/Download No No For air between 3 PM and midnight local time.
Remix Top 30 with Sean "Hollywood" Hamilton Weekends For air weekends
The Ronnie Wood Show Weekends FTP/Download Yes No For air weekends between 6 a.m. and 12 a.m.
Saturday Night Online Live with Romeo Early Edition Saturdays 7P-10P No No Produced by Superadio Network.
Saturday Night Online Live with Romeo Late Edition 10P-midnight
Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx and Kerri Kasem Weeknights FTP/Download No Yes For air 7P-midnight local time.
The Side Show Countdown with Nikki Sixx and Kerri Kasem (Active Rock) Weekends FTP/Download No Yes
The Side Show Countdown with Nikki Sixx and Kerri Kasem (Alternative Rock)
Smooth Jazz Weekend with Allen Kepler Weekends FTP/Download No No
The Steve Harvey Morning Show Weekdays 6A-10A No No
Weekend Top 30 (CHR version) with Sean "Hollywood" Hamilton Weekends For air Saturday or Sunday.
Weekend Top 30 with Ramiro (Rhythmic version) Weekends For air Saturday or Sunday.
Talk Programs

America Now with Andy Dean

Weekdays 6P-9P ET Yes Yes
At Home with Gary Sullivan Weekends 9A-noon Yes Yes
The Bob and Tom Show Weekdays 6A-10A YesCircle 6888A6.gif No
The Bob and Tom Show All-Nighter Weeknights midnight-5A No Contains "extra" compilation show and re-feed of morning show.
The Bob and Tom Show Extra Weekdays Weekdays 5A-6A No Compilation show.
The Bob and Tom Show Extra Saturday Saturday 6A-10A Yes
Coast to Coast AM with George Noory Tues-Sat 1A-5A YesCircle 6888A6.gif Yes
Coast to Coast AM Early Edition Mon-Fri 10P-1A Re-feed of last three hours of previous George Noory hosted show.
Coast to Coast AM Saturdays with John B. Wells Sunday 1A-5A
Coast to Coast AM Sundays with Ian Punnett Monday 1A-5A Hosting duties rotate between George Noory (first Sunday), George Knapp (third and fourth Sunday), Ian Punnett (second Sunday), ).
Somewhere in Time with Art Bell Saturday 9P-1A Encore presentations of Coast to Coast AM shows hosted by Art Bell dating back to 1996.
Coast to Coast AM Best of George Noory Sunday 9P-1A
The Glenn Beck Radio Program Weekdays 9A-noon YesCircle 6888A6.gif Yes Produced by Mercury Radio Arts.
The Glenn Beck Weekend Fridays 1P-4P Produced by Mercury Radio Arts. For air weekends.
Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis Weeknights 10P-1A Produced by Alpha Broadcasting.
Handel on the Law Saturdays 9A-noon Yes Yes This show is taped and edited for national distribution, so that it can maintain a locality for its flagship KFI. The time mentioned is the first live feed of the latest program, and is also the time where listeners can call in.
In the Garden with Ron Wilson Saturdays 6A-9A Yes Yes This show is produced and distributed by Premiere, but is not advertised on its website.
The Jesus Christ Show Sundays 9A-noon Yes Yes
Keep Hope Alive with Jesse Jackson Sundays 8A-10A No Yes
Leo Laporte, The Tech Guy Weekends 2P-5P Yes Yes
Live on Sunday Night, it's Bill Cunningham Sunday 10P-1A Yes Yes
The Artie Lange Show Weeknights 10P-1A Yes No Produced by DirecTV. Premiere handles sales and distribution.
The Randi Rhodes Show Weekdays 3P-6P YesCircle 6888A6.gif Yes
Real Estate Today Friday noon-2P Yes Yes Media Syndication Services produces this program while Premiere distributes. Content is pre-recorded and fed for air on weekends. The show is not listed on Premiere's website.
The Rush Limbaugh Show Weekdays noon-3P YesCircle 6888A6.gif No
The Rush Limbaugh Week in Review Fridays 1P-4P For air weekends.
The Sean Hannity Show Weekdays 3P-6P No Yes Premiere Radio handles distribution and sales only.
The Sean Hannity Weekend Friday 4P-7P For air weekends after 12 AM Saturday local time.
TMZ Live Weekdays 8P-9P Yes Yes Produced by TMZ. The program is an edited version of a webcast from earlier that day.
The Weekend with Joe Pagliarulo Saturday noon-3P No Yes This program features a different host each week.
Satellite Radio Exclusive Programs
David Essel Alive! Saturdays 6P-9P Yes Yes
The Ian Whitcomb Show Sundays 9A-10A Yes Yes
The Jack Abramoff Show Sundays 5P-8P No Yes
The Mo'Kelly Show Weekends 11P-midnight No Yes
The Rock of Jericho with Chris Jericho Saturdays 5P-7P No Yes
Featurettes
The Rush Limbaugh Morning Update Weekdays 10:00:30 PM No No
The Sean Hannity Morning Minute Weekdays 10:03:30 PM No Yes
Direct From Hollywood with Ryan Seacrest Weekdays 3:01:00 AM No No For morning drive.
4:01:00 AM No No For afternoon drive.
The Dr. Dean Medical Minute Weekdays 4:01:20 PM No Yes For morning drive.
4:03:35 PM No Yes Optional second featurette for afternoon drive. Does not contain network spots.
Dan Patrick's Above the Noise Weekdays 10:01:30 AM No Yes
Fox News and Commentary with Todd Starnes Weekdays 6:15 AM No Yes Three different commentaries air per day.
10:15 AM
3:15 PM
TMZ Radio Weekdays 11:01:00 PM No Yes For morning drive.
2:01:00 PM No Yes For afternoon drive.
Fox Sports Radio Programs
Fox Sports Daybreak with Andy Furman and Artrell Hawkins Weekdays 6A-9A Yes Yes
Saturday 4P-7P
The Dan Patrick Show Weekdays 9A-noon Yes Yes DIRECTV Sports Group owns and produces the show while Premiere handles distribution and sales.
Jay Mohr Sports Weekdays noon-3P Yes
Loose Cannons with Steve Hartman and Pat O'Brien Weekdays 3P-7P Yes Yes
The Petros and Money Show Weekdays 7P-10P Yes Yes
Fox Sports Tonight with Rob Dibble and Amy Van Dyken Weekdays 10P-1A Yes Yes
The J.T. the Brick Show Weekdays 1A-6A Yes Yes The fifth hour is sometimes a replay of the first.
The Ben Maller Show Weekends 1A-7A No Yes 6AM hour is a replay.
Fox NFL Sunday with Terry Bradshaw, Jimmy Johnson, Howie Long, Curt Menefee, and Michael Strahan Sunday noon-1P No Yes Television audio simulcast from FOX. Premiere Radio Networks distributes the show to radio. The program only broadcasts from September through February.
Big Ten Football and Beyond with Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo, and Chris Martin Thursday 6P-7P No No This program is only broadcasts from September through April. It is fed separate from the main network, and intended for playback on weekends.
PAC-12 Crackback with Petros Papdakis & Steve Physioc Wednesday 6P-7P No No This program is only broadcasts from September through April. It is fed separate from the main network, and intended for playback on weekends.
Stox 'n Jocks with Jon and Pete Najarian Saturday 7A-9A No Yes
The Mike North Show Saturday 9A-noon No Yes
Sunday 10P-1A
Fox Gametime with Anthony Gargano & Lincoln Kennedy Saturday noon-4P No Yes
Fox Gametime React with Jim Bowden & Mike Lamb Saturday 7P-10P No Yes
Race Day on Fox with Rob D’Amico & Michele Rahal Sunday 7A-9A No Yes
NFL Central with Mike North Sunday 9A-10A No Yes
Fox Fantasy Football with Nate Lundy, Peter Burns and Mike Harmon Sunday 10A-noon No Yes
The Fox Blitz with Ben Maller & Tomm Looney Sunday 1P-7P No Yes
Fox Gametime React with Andy Furman & Lincoln Kennedy Sunday 7P-10P No Yes
UFC Pre-Show with Larry Pepe TBD TBD No Yes Hour long pre-show that only airs before UFC on Fox simulcasts.
UFC on Fox TBD TBD No Yes Live simulcast of Fox Sports' UFC fights. Airs only when scheduled.
UFC Post-Show with Larry Pepe TBD TBD No Yes Post-show that airs before UFC on Fox. Length of show to be determined.
Fox News Radio Programs
All content is produced by Fox News Radio and Premiere Radio handles distribution and sales only.
Kilmeade and Friends Weekdays 9A-noon No Yes
The John Gibson Show Weekdays noon-3P No Yes
The Tom Sullivan Show Weekdays 3P-6P No Yes
The Alan Colmes Show Weekdays 10P-1A No Yes

See also List of programming syndicated by Clear Channel.

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