The Glenn Beck Program Hits Milestone of 300 Stations


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                          Contact:   Rachel Nelson




--Third Highest Rated Radio Show in America Continues Rapid Growth--

LOS ANGELES, April 8, 2008 – Premiere Radio Networks announced today that The Glenn Beck Program continues its remarkable growth by adding its 300th radio affiliate - 760 KFMB-AM/San Diego in the 9 a.m. - Noon PT weekday morning slot.

            Beck commented, “I’m thrilled that we’ve reached the 300-station mark. However, I’m even more proud of the quality of our affiliate lineup. KFMB is one of America’s great radio stations and is a prime example of that quality.”

Dave Sniff, KFMB-AM program director stated, “Glenn Beck and KFMB San Diego fit perfectly!  He is a natural storyteller who blends pop culture, political commentary and personal experience into a presentation mix that I’m certain will bond instantly with the Southern California listener.”

The Glenn Beck Program is the third highest-rated national radio talk show in America and is syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks. (Source: Adults 25-54/Premiere Radio Research/Arbitron Nationwide Fall 2007 data).  The program’s audience has grown 12% over the past year in the key Adults 25-54 demographic (Source: Arbitron, FA'06 to FA'07, Nationwide, Exact Times, AQH, A 25-54). 

About Glenn Beck

In addition to being a leading radio personality, Glenn Beck is the host of a hugely successful self-titled television show on Headline News; the publisher of “Fusion,” a monthly magazine that boasts tens of thousands of subscribers; a contributor to ABC’s Good Morning America; and a #1 New York Times best-selling author of “An Inconvenient Book: Real Solutions to the World’s Biggest Problems.” Making his radio debut 30 years ago at the age of 13, he was a successful Top 40 DJ for many years.  However, by the age of 30, Beck lost his passion for radio due to his alcoholism and drug addiction.  Upon gaining sobriety, he discovered his enthusiasm for talk radio, and took his career in a new direction.  Eventually, he assumed the 18th position time slot at WFLA-AM in Tampa, Florida, and took it to the #1 position in his first year, giving the station its highest ratings ever.  Within 18 months, Premiere Radio Networks offered Beck the opportunity to go national.  In Jan. 2002, The Glenn Beck Program debuted on 47 stations.  Today, the show is heard on 300 stations and on XM Satellite Radio. 


Talk Radio 760 KFMB is San Diego’s Heritage News/Talk station.  Known for reflecting the lifestyle of the San Diego community, 760 KFMB’s 50,000-watt signal can be heard throughout Southern California from the Mexican border to Santa Barbara.  KFMB’s program schedule includes Rick Roberts, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage, Bill O’Reilly, Mark Levin, Phil Hendrie and Paul Harvey.

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Glenn gives the latest coronavirus numbers, updating YOU on everything needed to know as Americans and officials monitor China's new COVID-19 virus:

Daily Stats as of 5:30 AM CT (from John's Hopkins)

  • Total Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 799,995 (up from 735,135 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Deaths Worldwide: 38,735 (up from 34,807 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Recovered Worldwide: 169,995 (up from 155,950 Yesterday)
  • 5% of Active Cases are considered serious (requiring hospitalization) Steady from 5% Yesterday, but down from 19% high back in February
  • Note that 11% of US Confirmed Cases require Hospitalization, roughly on par with Italy at 12% requiring hospitalization
  • US has 164,359 Confirmed Cases and 3,173 Deaths, up from 142,746 cases and 2,489 deaths Yesterday
  • The United States of America now leads the world in total confirmed cases, with 63,000 more cases than Italy (although Italy leads the world in Deaths with 11,591 officially dead)
  • US has 3,173 Dead vs 5,507 Recovered and 3,512 in Critical Condition
  • The US Currently has 155,679 Active Cases of COVID-19, with less than 0.6% of the total US population tested
  • 15% of Americans who have been tested have been diagnosed with COVID-19
The Moment of Trump's Conversion: Dr Anthony Fauci Takes Full Responsibility
  • Dr Anthony Fauci, the Chief Medical Advisor to the coronavirus task force, explained on CNN that Trump listened and "got it right away" after being shown new data projecting as many as 3 Million deaths in the US if COVID-19 mitigation policies were lifted.
  • Fauci also said Trump's "first goal is to prevent suffering and death" and this was part of the reason why he knew the COVID-19 guidelines should be extended.
  • "You know, interestingly, we showed him the data, he looked at the data and he got it right away, it was a pretty clear picture," according to Fauci.
  • "Dr. Debbie Birx and I went in together and leaned over his desk and said 'Here is the data, take a look.'
  • Trump reportedly looked at them, understood the implications and he shook his head and said 'I guess we got to do it.'
  • "Medically, this is the right decision, and I stand behind it 100%," Fauci said.
  • "From a public health standpoint, we felt strongly that it would have been the wrong decision to pull back," Fauci said. "I mean, we are scientists, physicians, public health officials. We're not economists. We're sensitive to the idea that the economy could suffer, but weigh that against tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of American lives."
  • " was patently obvious looking at the data that at the end of the day if we try to push back prematurely, not only would we lose lives, but it probably would hurt the economy as well. So you would lose on double accounts. So, to us, there was no question what the right choice was."
Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland Join States Issuing House Arrest Orders
  • Maryland and Virginia became the latest states on Monday to enact "stay-at-home" mandates amid the coronavirus outbreak, except for essential travel for work.
  • Virginia's order is in effect until June 10, making it one of the longest statewide mandates implemented so far.
  • Maryland's penalties for violating its order are among some of the strictest in the country, including a $1000 fine, and up to 30 days jail time for repeat offenders.
  • In total, more than 210 Million Americans now effectively live under some form of House Arrest or Shelter In Place type orders, with another, 50 Million facing travel or shopping/eating restrictions.
  • Only 6 states have not closed schools.