|Industry||Radio broadcasting, advertising|
|Headquarters||Sherman Oaks, California|
|Owner(s)||Clear Channel Communications|
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.
Premiere syndicates a variety of 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, 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.
Premiere Networks will acquire the WOR Radio Network on August 15, 2012; the fate of the network's programming (which, as of 2012, consists mostly of weekend specialty programs) remains unknown.
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. 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.
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.
|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.|
|Big D and Bubba||Weekdays||6A-10A||No||No|
|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 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.|
|At Home with Gary Sullivan||Weekends||9A-noon||Yes||Yes|
|The Bob and Tom Show||Weekdays||6A-10A||Yes||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||Yes||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||Yes||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||Yes||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||Yes||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||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|
|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.|
|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|
|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|
|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|
- The Jim Rome Show (Moved to CBS Sports Radio when the network launched in January 2013)
- Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 (moved to Dial Global/Triton Radio in 2006, Citadel Media in 2009, and Westwood One/Dial Global in 2011)
- Carson Daly Most Requested (Daly left the show in 2007)
- Last Night on Tonight with Jay Leno (moved to Westwood One, January 2007)
- The Phil Hendrie Show (Hendrie left in 2006 to pursue a career in television, he later announced a return, but on Talk Radio Network)
- The Ken Hamblin Show (Hamblin left the show mid-90s)
- After Hours with Glenn Hollis (cancelled in 2005)
- Boot Scootin' Partyin' Nights with Bo Reynolds (later Hollywood Harrison)-- cancelled mid-90s, Reynolds hosts a similar show on another network now
- Star & Buc Wild Morning Show (immediately cancelled in 2006 after DJ Star threatened the daughter of a rival jock. Later moved to Pulse 87, currently out of radio)
- Michael Reagan (moved to Radio America in 2003, then to American Family Radio in 2009, currently out of radio)
- Rockline (moved to Crystal Media Networks in 2003, then to Dial Global in 2008)
- "Live From the 60's with the Real Don Steele". Syndicated 3 hour radio program marketed to radio stations with an Oldies format. It launched in early 1988 and ended production in 1993. Some stations aired reruns until late 1996. Steele died in August 1997 from lung cancer; producer M. G. Kelly took over the show, retooled it into American Hit List, and distributed the new version of the show himself through 2008.
- Lionel (cancelled in 2001, revived and moved to WOR Radio Network and later Air America Radio)
- Dreamland with Art Bell, later Whitley Strieber (replaced by Matt Drudge and Ian Punnett; now heard online exclusivley.)
- Jeff Rense (left in 1998, went to Genesis Communications Network, now at Republic Broadcasting Network)
- Sex with Dr. Natasha - Ended in Spring 2004 as a response to the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show and the FCC crackdown that followed. Even though the show had never been cited or fined by the FCC, it was canceled by Premiere out of fear of one.
- After Midnite - 1993 to 2013, country music show hosted by Blair Garner. Garner departed for Cumulus Media Networks. The After Midnite name is, as of late 2013, being used for various guest hosts in the time slot.
- Matt Drudge. Drudge voluntarily ended his show on September 30, 2007; Drudge would keep with this Drudge Report Web site and continue hosting as a guest host on various shows, most notably Clear Channel radio shows.
- Wake Up With Whoopi - canceled in November 2007.
- Kidd Kraddick in the Morning (moved to ABC Radio, February 2008)
- Mid-day with Mike McConnell - Reverted to a local show in February 2008.
- Radio Kandy - Hot AC countdown show hosted by John Candy. Lasted from 1988 to 1990.
- Costas on the Radio - show ended May 31, 2009 so that Bob Costas could concentrate on his other projects.
- American Top 20 and American Top 10 with Casey Kasem - Ended July 5, 2009.
- Premiere also syndicated the Cutler Comedy Networks, a series of sketches and parody songs for morning drive time radio programs produced and written by Gil Christner.
- Dr. Laura - moved to satellite radio in 2011.
24/7 radio networks
- Fox News Radio - Premiere feeds this network thanks to a programming agreement between Fox News and Clear Channel.
- Fox Sports Radio - Premiere completely owns and operates this network and distributes it to AM, FM, Worldspace, and XM.
- ReachMD - Exclusively on XM Satellite Radio
- 24/7 Comedy Radio - Handles sales and distribution of the network.