Glenn Beck signs a five-year $100 million radio contract

NEW YORK - MAY 04: TV Personality Glenn Beck attends Time's 100 most influential people in the world gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 4, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Time Inc) Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Time Inc

TV personality Glenn Beck attends Time's 100 most influential people in the world gala on May 4, 2010, in New York.
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(CBS/AP) Glenn Beck has signed a five-year, $100 million contract to continue his morning radio show with syndicator Premiere Networks Inc.

The details were confirmed Monday by a person with direct knowledge of the deal. The person was not authorized to speak publicly about the deal and requested anonymity.

The contract was earlier reported by the New York Times.

It marks a big pay bump for the conservative talk show host. Beck's last contract with the Clear Channel subsidiary was reportedly for $10 million a year in 2007.

The Glenn Beck Program is the nation's third-highest rated radio show behind The Rush Limbaugh Show and The Sean Hannity Show. Those two shows are also syndicated by Premiere.

Over the past five years, Beck's audience has grown nearly 50 percent and the number of stations carrying his show has doubled to more than 400.

Forbes Magazine estimates that Beck, 48, makes $80 million a year. He parted ways with Fox News Channel last year after his TV show's audience size shrank and advertisers staged a boycott following his comment that President Barack Obama had "a deep-seated hatred for white people."

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