Rush Limbaugh made sure today to goose those media reports that suggested his longtime radio partnership with Cumulus Media was over when he announced on his radio show that he had re-upped with the company in a new three-year deal. Reports first surfaced in July that the broadcaster was planning to not renew deals with Limbaugh and fellow host Sean Hannity following negotiation breakdowns with Clear Channel’s Premiere Networks, which distributes both shows. That came after Limbaugh reportedly mulled leaving Cumulus in May after receiving blame for advertiser decline in the wake of his controversial Sandra Fluke comments. The Rush Limbaugh Show currently airs weekdays on 40 Cumulus stations. Said Limbaugh today: “On either Wednesday night or Thursday, we completed our negotiations with Cumulus Media, and there will not be any changes. I will continue to be on their radio stations for the next three years. It was really never in doubt…” The only change going forward for the show will be in New York, where the show is leaving WABC and moving to WOR beginning January 1. “My syndication partner is Clear Channel Communications, and they own WOR, and so we’re gonna go to our own radio station in New York”, Limbaugh said today on-air.
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