Christopher Balfe Promoted to President and COO of Mercury Radio Arts

Oversees All Glenn Beck Related Properties Including Third Highest Rated Radio Program in America, Leading Cable News Show and #1 New York Times Bestselling Books


 


 NEW YORK, NY (January 8th, 2008) –Christopher Balfe has been appointed President and COO of Mercury Radio Arts, Glenn Beck’s multi-media production company. Balfe previously served as General Manager and COO and has spearheaded the company’s growth and expansion into television, book and magazine publishing, new media and live stage shows. The announcement was made today by Glenn Beck.


 


 Balfe will continue to manage the day to day operations for all Glenn Beck related properties including his nationally syndicated radio program, top-rated show on Headline News, New York Times bestselling books, pioneering stage tour business, destination website and leading consumer magazine. In 2007, Balfe drove Mercury’s growth by helping extend Beck’s contract with Premiere Radio Networks to continue broadcasting “The Glenn Beck Program” through 2012 on nearly 300 radio affiliates and by helping publish the recent #1 New York Times bestseller, "An Inconvenient Book."


 


 In announcing the promotion, Glenn Beck said: “When Chris first joined me, I would have been lucky to sell my company for a pack of gum. Through his insight, stability, and business prowess that no entertainment company has seen since Roy O. Disney, our little company has grown into a multi-million dollar content production powerhouse. And the best part is, we’re just getting started.”


 


 Balfe said: “It is an incredible privilege to work for someone as talented, passionate and entertaining as Glenn. Even more rare, however, is to work with someone you trust and respect as much as I do Glenn. We have enjoyed tremendous success and I look forward to continuing to build on our momentum in the years to come.”


 


 Balfe joined Glenn at Mercury Radio Arts in 2003 as the second employee and has grown Mercury into a multi-media enterprise that has achieved a compound annual growth rate of 67% over the last 5 years. Mercury’s leading productions include: “The Glenn Beck Program,” the third highest rated radio show in America, (source: Adults 25-54/Premiere Radio Research/Arbitron Nationwide Spring 2007 data); “Glenn Beck” on Headline News; Beck’s acclaimed New York Times bestselling books “The Real America” and “An Inconvenient Book”; “Fusion,” a monthly magazine that boasts tens of thousands of subscribers; Beck’s live stage shows, which have been seen by more than 120,000 people, and GlennBeck.com which receives over 5 million unique visitors a month. He also manages Mercury’s relationships with such leading media companies as Premiere, CNN and Simon & Schuster.


 


 Prior to joining Mercury, Balfe was a Sr. Consultant with the management consulting firm Accenture. Balfe first met Glenn in 1996 when Beck was doing Mornings as KC101 in New Haven, CT.

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck and Pat Gray discussed a series of recent polls that suggest presidential nominee Joe Biden's expected lead may be slipping with traditionally Democratic voters.

A new poll conducted by the Jewish Electorate Institute shows that two-thirds of Jewish voters still plan to vote for the Biden-Harris ticket in November. However, President Donald Trump's support within the Jewish community is also the highest among any Republican candidate in recent history.

In more bad news for Biden, a CNN poll (yes, CNN) released last month showed growing support for President Trump among black voters in swing states. Meanwhile, his support among Latino voters remains at roughly 33%.

"I don't think it's going to go the way the Democrats hope that it will," Glenn said of the election. "If you look at the groups that the Democrats have carefully fostered ... that's falling apart. If Donald Trump can grow that by 5%, and hurt the Democrats by 5% ... that alone could swing the election."

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We're being set up for a civil war. The Left is grooming us for an Eastern European-style revolution this election, and they're not even trying to hide it any more. The playbook for Mainstreet USA is the exact same that has been used in places like Ukraine, initiated by the same people in order to completely upend the American system.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck takes us through a tale of three chalkboards that will connect the dots: the Obama admin in Ukraine, the State Department's relationship with George Soros, Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots, the Great Reset, public school indoctrination, mail-in voting. It all points to something dangerous happening in November if we don't act now.

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The left has already determined that the wildfires raging across the West Coast were definitely caused by climate change and Big Tech is determined to silence anyone who dares suggest otherwise. Facebook even announced a sweeping policy on Saturday to remove posts that claim the fires were caused by arson from far-left activists.

But on his radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck revealed multiple arrest records for suspected arsonists in California, Oregon, and Washington — and several of those charged and arrested were also instigators in Black Lives Matter rallies, violent protests, and Antifa riots. He also called out the "news gods" in Big Tech, daring them to try to censor his video.

"I asked my staff, to see if there was any evidence [of arson] on the fires. And I don't mean evidence from Twitter. I mean evidence. Is there anybody who has been arrested for arson?" Glenn said. "Well, here they are. And YouTube and Facebook, go ahead. I want you to demonetize this clip. I want you to somehow or another say that we're lying. I want you to throttle this. Go ahead. Because then you're going to have to explain what we got wrong. And I happen to have all the documents right here. So my attorney is really ready for that throttling or demonetization. You say you're a protector of the truth? Great, here it is."

Glenn read off the first 10 arrest records, which combined allege the destruction of more than 120,000 acres and 700 structures, as well as tens of thousands of people evacuated from their homes.

"You want to tell us, PolitiFact, how you came to the conclusion ... that there was no arson in these fires?" Glenn asked. "Can you tell me how you came to that conclusion? Because your fact-check seems to be entirely false."

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Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to share her unique perspective as a trusted adviser and confidante to President Donald Trump for two and a half years, which she also details in her new book, "Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House."

Sarah described the unprecedented levels of corruption she saw firsthand during the Russia probe and shocking lengths to which Democratic leaders and the mainstream media would go to "take the president down."

Sarah said she often saw sides of Donald Trump that the media never covered. Recently, she went on the record denying the Atlantic's claims that the president mocked our military during a 2018 trip to France. She was on that trip, she told Glenn, and her account of what really happened paints a very different picture.

"The people who are making this outrageous charge are such cowards for doing so in an anonymous way. If you really believed this, and believed it was wrong, one, why did it take you so long? And, two, put your name on it the way the rest of us have," Sarah said.

"He didn't say those things. Not only was I there that day, Glenn, I spent two and a half years traveling all over the world with the president, watching him interact with men and women of our armed forces almost every single day during that two-and-a-half year period," she added.

"This is a person who loves America and loves the people who allow the rest of us to live in America, free, and have prosperity. And I got to see that a lot. I think it is shameful that people are trying to distort who he is and what he has done, particularly when it comes to the men and women in the military."

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