Wednesday, July 17th 2013
George Noory Renews Long-Term Deal with Premiere Networks
LOS ANGELES, July 17, 2013 -- Premiere Networks, the number one audio network in the U.S., today announced an exclusive long-term agreement with top national radio personality George Noory to renew his relationship with the company.
Under the new agreement, Noory will continue his current role as host of Coast to Coast AM, the most-listened-to overnight radio program in North America. Heard by nearly three million weekly listeners on nearly 570 radio stations in the U.S., Canada, Guam and Mexico, the program is ranked #1 in several markets, including Los Angeles, Houston, Seattle, Phoenix, Minneapolis, Sacramento, Cleveland, San Antonio, Las Vegas, Providence and Hartford*. In addition, Coast to Coast AM's audience has grown 13% over the past two years, and in the past year alone, has experienced double and triple digit gains in major markets, including New York (+23%), Los Angeles (+25%), Houston (+121%) and Philadelphia (+167%)*.
"By renewing my deal with Premiere Networks, I'll be around when astronauts land on Mars," said Noory. "I want to thank Premiere and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment for having the confidence in me and our amazing team to take Coast to Coast AM into the future. I look forward to many more years of bringing riveting programs during the late-night hours to our millions of listeners around the world."
"The continued growth and success of Coast to Coast AM is a testament to George's incredible talent and dedication," stated Julie Talbott, President of Content and Affiliate Services for National Media Groups, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. ¬†"Each year, George takes Coast to Coast AM to new heights, and we couldn't be happier to extend our partnership with him for years to come."
Coast to Coast AM with George Noory is broadcast live, Monday-Friday, from 1-5 a.m. ET. For more information, please visit www.CoasttoCoastam.com.
*Sources: Arbitron, PPM, MAY'13, Exact Times, AQH Rank; Arbitron, Nationwide, FA'11 to FA'13, Exact Times, AQH, A 25-54; and Arbitron, PPM, MAY'13, Exact Times, AQH, P 12+
About George Noory
While hosting The Nighthawk on KTRS in St. Louis, George Noory was recruited by Premiere Networks to guest host Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell. He became the permanent host of the successful over-night program on January 1, 2003, following Bell's retirement. Since then, Noory's audience has continued to grow by leaps and bounds. Noory captivates program listeners with his discussions of news and events, paranormal phenomena, time travel, alien abductions, conspiracies and all things curious and unexplained. Prior to his late-night show on KTRS, Noory had an extensive broadcast career. He started in radio at WCAR-AM in Detroit. ¬†From 1974-1978, he served as news producer and executive news producer at WJBK-TV. At age 28, he became the youngest major market news director in the country at KMSP-TV in Minneapolis. Noory was also the director of news planning and development at KSTP-TV in Minneapolis, and he was news director at KSDK-TV in St. Louis and the recipient of three Emmy Awards while a news executive. Noory is also the author of Talking to the Dead (2011), Journey to the Light (2009) and Worker in the Light (2006), and can be seen as a frequent contributor to the History Channel series "Ancient Aliens." In December 2012, GAIAM TV launched Beyond Belief with George Noory, a new TV show exploring the unknown and mysteries of the universe. The one-hour, weekly series is available exclusively on www.gaiamtv.com/george. Noory was born, raised and educated in Detroit. He has three children and six grandchildren. He served nine years in the U.S. Naval Reserve.
About Premiere Networks
Premiere Networks, a subsidiary of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, syndicates 90 radio programs and services to more than 5,000 radio affiliations and reaches over 190 million listeners weekly. Premiere is the number one audio content provider in the country and features the following personalities: Rush Limbaugh, Ryan Seacrest, Glenn Beck, Bob & Tom, Delilah, Steve Harvey, George Noory, John Boy and Billy, Sean Hannity, Elvis Duran, Randi Rhodes, Nikki Sixx, Kane, Andy Dean, Mario Lopez, Bobby Bones and others. For more information, please visit www.PremiereRadio.com or http://www.facebook.com/PremiereRadio.