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Contact: Brian Berger Amir Forester
BBPR Inc. Premiere Radio Networks
GLENN BECK DEBUTS IN PORTLAND ON NEWSRADIO 750 KXL-AM
LOS ANGELES, May 8, 2008 – Debuting May 12, The Glenn Beck Program will air on Portland’s NewsRadio 750 KXL-AM weekdays from 6 - 9 pm PT. The Glenn Beck Program is the third highest-rated national radio talk show in America and has grown 12% over the past year in the key Adults 25-54 demographic.*
Beck stated, “Having grown up in the Pacific Northwest, I’ve been clamoring to be heard in Portland for years. KXL is a great station with a great lineup, and I’m so happy to be a part of it.”
James Derby, KXL-AM program director stated, “We’re thrilled to have someone of Glenn Beck’s caliber on KXL! He is without question one of the best talk show hosts in America.”
KXL-AM is the latest in a series of major-market radio stations to add The Glenn Beck Program in the past few weeks. KFMB-AM in San Diego and WRNO-FM in New Orleans both added the program to their weekday lineups in April.
*Source: Adults 25-54/Premiere Radio Research/Arbitron Nationwide Fall 2007 data; 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 more than 300 stations and on XM Satellite Radio.
About NewsRadio 750 KXL
Founded in 1926 and owned by Rose City Radio Corporation, NewsRadio 750 KXL is Portland's first choice for news, traffic and weather. NewsRadio 750 KXL is home to Portland's best talk with Bill O'Reilly, Lars Larson, Michael Savage and Glenn Beck. For more information, go online to www.kxl.com.
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