Rush Limbaugh, the country’s best-known conservative talk radio host, has renewed his contract with radio distributor iHeartMedia.
The company called it a “long-term, multi-platform agreement,” but did not disclose any details about the length or value of the contract.
That’s a significant change from 2008, when Limbaugh signed an eight-year deal worth about $400 million — huge dollar figures that were trumpeted at the time.
“After 28 fulfilling years, I seriously considered moving on to something else, but Rich and Bob were very persuasive,” Limbaugh said in a statement. “I’m thrilled to be continuing. And I really want to be on the air if the Russians find Hillary’s emails.”
His statement referenced Rich Pressler, the iHeartMedia president, and Bob Pittman, the chairman and CEO.
Pittman said in a recent interview with CNNMoney that Limbaugh is “bigger than ever” and “doing really well.”
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