Top-Rated Radio Host Enters Five-Year Contract

 Elvis Duran

Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, the leading media company in America with a greater reach in the U.S. than any other radio or television outlet, today announced an agreement with nationally syndicated radio personality Elvis Duran to renew and extend his relationship with the company, continuing as the star of the wildly successful “Elvis Duran and the Morning Show” on New York’s Z100 and more than 40 other radio stations across the country.

Under a new long-term agreement, Duran will continue his current role as host of the most-listened-to Top 40 morning show in the U.S., which is syndicated nationally by Premiere Networks, and expand his role with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. Duran will work with Clear Channel on a variety of future endeavors including talent and programming development as well as events. He will also serve as a spokesperson for the company.

“We are thrilled to extend and expand our partnership with Elvis. He is a true creative genius with an unparalleled ability to connect with and entertain listeners across the country,” said John Hogan, Chairman and CEO of Channel Media and Entertainment. “His intelligence, warmth, enthusiasm and wit really resonate with listeners and work incredibly well with our marketing partners. He is a remarkable talent and an incredible partner for Clear Channel. ”

"It’s exciting to be part of the new vision at Clear Channel Media and Entertainment,” said Duran. “Fueled by the energy, focus and confidence of Bob Pittman, John Hogan and the CCM+E team in NYC and around the country, Clear Channel is making great strides in this industry. After 23 years at Z100, the best is yet to come."

Duran’s radio career has spanned 30 years. In 1996, he began hosting the “Elvis Duran and the Morning Show” on New York’s Z100 where its overwhelming success with listeners paved the way for a national syndication deal in 2009. Today, the show is being broadcasted across more than 40 radio stations, XM Satellite Radio, iHeartRadio.com, elvisduran.com, and its mobile app.

The radio industry has honored Duran and his program with several awards and nominations including “Best Morning Show” by New York’s Achievement in Radio Awards, “Personality of the Year” by the Radio Music Awards, “Best Personality” by Radio & Records, “Best Top 40 Disc Jockey” nomination by Billboard Magazine Radio and “Best Major Market Top 40 Air Personality” by Billboard/Airplay Monitor. The National Association of Broadcasters recently nominated Elvis Duran for the 2012 NAB Marconi Award for “Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year.”