Rush Limbaugh Renews Long-Term Contract With Premiere Radio Networks and Clear Channel...

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Rush Limbaugh Renews Long-Term Contract With Premiere Radio Networks and Clear
Channel Radio as He Celebrates 20 Years On Air

LOS ANGELES, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Rush Limbaugh, who's heard weekly by
nearly 20 million listeners on about 600 radio stations nationwide, renewed
his contract with Premiere Radio Networks and Clear Channel Radio, continuing
syndication of The Rush Limbaugh Show many years into the future.  The deal
also includes continued syndication of The Rush Limbaugh Morning Update, a
90-second commentary that airs Monday through Friday.  Furthermore, Premiere
Radio, in partnership with Mr. Limbaugh, will continue to oversee The Limbaugh
Letter, a monthly newsletter with a subscriber base in the hundreds of
thousands, and RushLimbaugh.com, one of the most popular broadcast media
websites that incorporates Rush247.com, a subscription service.
    Mr. Limbaugh stated, "This is exactly where I want to be, doing what I was
born to do, with an amazing audience and phenomenal support from affiliate
stations and sponsors.  I'm having more fun than a human being should be
allowed to have.  There's a relationship between the audience and the host
here that is second to none. We're going to continue to provide Broadcast
Excellence and have a lot of fun along the way."
    Advertiser and affiliate demand is at an all-time high for Mr. Limbaugh.
President of Premiere Radio Networks Charlie Rahilly stated, "The Rush
Limbaugh Show enjoys an unprecedented platform of radio affiliates.  Plus,
advertisers harness the intensity of listener engagement -- no one's 'word of
mouth' about a product or service delivers more impact than Mr. Limbaugh's.
The Premiere team is proud to partner with Mr. Limbaugh deep into the next
decade."
    Clear Channel Radio President and CEO John Hogan commented, "Broadcasters
of Rush's quality come along once in a lifetime.  We're privileged to continue
our relationship which is unprecedented in the history of our industry."
    In addition, The Rush Limbaugh Show will reach a radio milestone this
August -- the 20th anniversary of America's most-listened-to radio program.
    The Rush Limbaugh Show is the highest rated national radio talk show in
America. Known as the media pundit who reshaped the political landscape with
his entertaining and informative brand of conservatism, Mr. Limbaugh is also
widely credited with resuscitating AM radio by many industry experts.  He has
been recognized for his achievements with Marconi Awards for "Syndicated Radio
Personality of the Year" in 1992, 1995, 2000 and 2005 from the National
Association of Broadcasters.  In 1993, he was inducted into the Radio Hall of
Fame and in 1998, into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
    About Premiere Radio Networks
    Premiere Radio Networks, Inc., a subsidiary of Clear Channel
Communications (NYSE: CCU), syndicates 90 radio programs and services to more
than 5,000 radio affiliations and reaches over 190 million listeners weekly.
Premiere Radio is the number one radio network in the country and features the
following personalities:  Rush Limbaugh, Jim Rome, Casey Kasem, Ryan Seacrest,
Glenn Beck, Bob (Kevoian) & Tom (Griswold), Delilah, Steve Harvey, Blair
Garner, George Noory, John Boy and Billy, Big Tigger, Dr. Dean Edell, Bob
Costas and others. Premiere is based in Sherman Oaks, California, with 13
offices nationwide.
    About Clear Channel Radio
    Clear Channel Radio is a leading radio company focused on serving local
communities across the U.S. with more than 110 million listeners choosing
Clear Channel Radio programming each week. The company's content can be heard
on AM/FM stations, HD digital radio channels, on the Internet, via iPods, and
via mobile-navigation devices from Cobra, Garmin, Kenwood and others. The
company's operations include radio broadcasting, syndication and independent
media representation. Clear Channel Radio is a division of Clear Channel
Communications, Inc. (NYSE: CCU), a leading global media and entertainment
company.  More information on the company can be found at
http://www.clearchannel.com.
SOURCE  Premiere Radio Networks, Inc.

Amir Forester of Premiere Radio Networks, Inc., +1-818-461-5404; or Lisa
Dollinger of Clear Channel Radio, +1-210-832-3348
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