Premiere Networks

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Premiere Networks, Inc.
Subsidiary
IndustryRadio broadcasting, advertising
Founded1987
HeadquartersSherman Oaks, California
OwneriHeartMedia
Websitepremierenetworks.com

Premiere Networks (formerly Premiere Radio Networks, or PRN) is an American radio network. It is the largest syndication company in the United States. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of iHeartMedia and is headed by Julie Talbott, who serves as president.

Premiere Networks syndicates more than 90 radio programs and services to more than 5,500 radio affiliations and reaches 245 million listeners monthly. Premiere offers talk, entertainment and sports programming featuring the following personalities: Rush Limbaugh, Ryan Seacrest, Glenn Beck, Delilah, Steve Harvey, Big Boy, Dave Koz, George Noory, John Boy and Billy, Sean Hannity, Elvis Duran, Dan Patrick, Nikki Sixx, Kane, Mario Lopez, Sean "Hollywood" Hamilton, Bobby Bones, Cody Alan, Johnjay & Rich, Jay Mohr, Pete Tong, Leo Laporte and others. Premiere is based in Sherman Oaks, California, with 13 offices nationwide.

Many of Premiere's programs are also available on iHeartRadio and iHeartRadio.com.

History[edit]

Premiere was founded in 1987 with an investment of $30,000. Founders included Steve Lehman, Tim Kelly, Louise Palanker and Ed Mann. The network produced 3 programs with approximately 250 affiliates. In 1992, Premiere entered the agreement with Mediabase, and later acquired the said company in 1994.

In 1997, Jacor Communications acquired both Premiere and EFM Media (producer of the successful talk program The Rush Limbaugh Show), and in turn, Clear Channel Communications ultimately bought Jacor. Following the merger with AMFM Inc. in 2000, its syndication arm AMFM Radio Networks and its radio shows, were folded into Premiere's operations.

Premiere entered a long-term agreement with Fox Sports to launch Fox Sports Radio, with Premiere handles distribution of the network to radio affiliates.

Distribution[edit]

Premiere Networks' programs are currently distributed over satellite, NexGen Digital WANcasting, and downloadable via FTP. The FTP server serves both primary and backup delivery needs for weekly pre-recorded content. For years, Premiere used the popular Starguide Digital III satellite system to distribute their programs, but has fully converted over to X-Digital Systems for satellite delivery.

Premiere's entertainment programs are distributed on a mixture of fee and barter based deals.

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, and additional information.

Title Day Time Download Sirius/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 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
Big Boy's Neighborhood 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
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.
The Dave Koz Radio Show Weekdays 3P-7P No Yes Part of the Smooth Jazz Network
The Dave Koz Radio Show Weekends FTP/download No Yes Part of the Smooth Jazz Network
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.
iHeartRadio Countdown (CHR) with Romeo Weekends FTP/download No No Airs between 6AM and 12 noon local time.
iHeartRadio Countdown (Hot AC) with Mario Lopez Weekends FTP/download No No Airs between 6AM and 12 noon local time.
The Keith Sweat Hotel Sun-Fri. 7P-midnight No No Known as "The Quiet Storm" in some markets.
Most Requested Live with Romeo Early Edition Saturdays 7P-10P No No Produced by Superadio Network.
Most Requested Live with Romeo Late Edition 10P-midnight
On Air with Ryan Seacrest Weekdays FTP/download Yes Yes For air between 10 AM and 7 PM local time.
On the Move with Enrique Santos Saturdays 10A-2P No No 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
Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx and Jenn Marino Weeknights FTP/download No No For air 7P-midnight local time.
The Side Show Countdown with Nikki Sixx and Jenn Marino (Active Rock) Weekends FTP/Download No No
The Side Show Countdown with Nikki Sixx and Jenn Marino (Alternative Rock)
Smooth Jazz Top 20 with Allen Kepler Weekends FTP/download No Yes Part of the Smooth Jazz Network
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 Pup Dawg (Rhythmic version) Weekends For air Saturday or Sunday.
The Woody Show Weekdays 3A-7A No No
Talk Programs
At Home with Gary Sullivan Weekends 9A-noon Yes No
The Buck Sexton Show Weekdays 6P-9P ET Yes No Successor to Premiere's America Now franchise.
Coast to Coast AM with George Noory Tues-Sat 1A-6A YesCircle 6888A6.png Yes Time listed is official time scheduled by Premiere. Hours one thru four are the live show. Hour five is a re-feed of hour one with different advertising breaks.
Coast to Coast AM Saturdays Sunday 1A-5A Yes Hosting duties rotate between Dave Schrader, Richard Syrett, Jimmy Church or selected guest hosts.
Coast to Coast AM Sundays Monday 1A-5A Yes Hosting duties rotate between George Noory (first Sunday), George Knapp (third and fourth Sunday), and selected guest hosts (second and fifth Sunday).
Somewhere in Time with Art Bell Saturday 9P-1A No 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 No Select segments from previous week's Coast to Coast AM with George Noory.
The Glenn Beck Radio Program Weekdays 9A-noon YesCircle 6888A6.png 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 Yes No Produced by Alpha Broadcasting.
Handel on the Law Saturdays 9A-noon Yes No 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.
The Jesus Christ Show Sundays 9A-noon Yes No
Keep Hope Alive with Jesse Jackson Sundays 8A-10A No No
Leo Laporte, The Tech Guy Weekends 2P-5P Yes No Produced and simulcast live on TWiT.tv.
Live on Sunday Night, it's Bill Cunningham Sunday 10P-1A Yes No Produced by DirecTV. Premiere handles sales and distribution.
The Rush Limbaugh Show Weekdays noon-3P YesCircle 6888A6.png 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 midnight Saturday local time.
The Weekend with Joe Pags Saturday noon-3P No No
The Rush Limbaugh Morning Update Weekdays 10:00:30 PM No No
The Sean Hannity Morning Minute Weekdays 10:03:30 PM No No
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 with Dean Edell Weekdays 4:01:20 PM No No For morning drive.
4:03:35 PM No No Optional second featurette for afternoon drive. Does not contain network spots.
Dan Patrick's Above the Noise Weekdays 10:01:30 AM No No
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
2:01:00 PM No Yes For afternoon drive.
Fox Sports Radio Programs
Outkick The Coverage with Clay Travis 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.
The Herd with Colin Cowherd Weekdays noon-3P Yes
The Doug Gottlieb Show Weekdays 3P-6P Yes Yes
Steve Gorman Sports Weekdays 6P-8P Yes Yes
J.T. The Brick Weekdays 8P-11P Yes Yes
The Jason Smith Show Weekdays 11P-2A Yes Yes
Ben Maller Weekdays 2A-6A Yes Yes
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.
The Mike North Show Saturday 9A-noon No Yes
Sunday 10P-1A
Fox Gametime with Anthony Gargano & Lincoln Kennedy Saturday noon-4P No Yes
Race Day on Fox with Rob D’Amico 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.
The Brian Kilmeade Show Weekdays 9A-noon No Yes
The Todd Starnes Show Weekdays noon-3P No Yes
The Tom Shillue Show Weekdays 3P-6P No Yes
Benson and Harf Weekdays 6P-8P No Yes

See also List of programming syndicated by iHeartMedia.

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Former programs[edit]

  • The Bob & Tom Show (Moved to Westwood One in 2014)
  • Hot Mix (Un-hosted - Dance mix show... 1998 - 2001)
  • 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, Westwood One/Dial Global in 2011, and now at Compass Media Networks since 2012.)
  • Carson Daly Most Requested (Show ended when 5-year contract was up in 2006)
  • Last Night on Tonight with Jay Leno (moved to Westwood One, January 2007)
  • The Ramsey Lewis Morning Show (ended in 2009 when WNUA switched formats)
  • Legends of Jazz with Ramsey Lewis (moved to WDCB in Chicago)
  • 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". A syndicated 3 hour radio program marketed to radio stations with an Oldies format. It launched in early 1988 and aired over 200 radio stations before ending production in 1993. Some stations continued airing reruns from 1993-1996. Steele died in August 1997 from lung cancer; producer M. G. Kelly took over the show, retooled it into American Hit List, and distributes the show himself.[1] In 2015, "Live From the 60's" was re-launched with MG Kelly producing and syndicating the show out himself. [2]
  • 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 exclusively.)
  • 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 3, 2009 after Kasem retired.
  • 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.
  • Big D and Bubba - moved to Compass Media Networks ca. 2014.
  • Dawson McAllister Live - ended in 2012; moved to Benztown Radio/Hollywood Radio Network since 2015.
  • Evolution with Pete Tong - ended in December 2016. Also known as the "Evolution Beatport Show".
  • The Randi Rhodes Show - Following the demise of the Nova M Network, Rhodes' show was distributed by Premiere Radio Networks from 2009 to 2014, when she voluntarily ended her show. It was one of the network's highest-rated liberal shows, but Rhodes chafed at how it was treated by the company. Following the end of the PRN show, Rhodes took time off to regroup, then returned in 2016 with a subscription-based show, stating that she had ended the PRN show because the network did very little if anything to promote her, claiming that liberal talk radio was a losing proposition.

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