Westwood One has signed Conservative Talker Mark Levin to what they are calling a “lifetime extension”.
In reality the deal lasts for ten years through the end of 2025. The show airs live from 6-9pm eastern/3-6pm pacific on over 300 affiliates including Cumulus or Salem owned stations in nine of the top ten markets from its base at 770 WABC New York.
The 57 year-old Levin has been syndicated since 2006. The attorney began his radio career hosting a weekend show at WABC in 2002 after being a regular guest on Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity’s programs.
Westwood One announces that Mark Levin will continue his eponymous talk show for many years to come, as The Mark Levin Show has now been extended through 2025. Levin, one of the most important, popular, and trusted voices in radio, is always at the top of the political conversation. Indeed, his name has been invoked by candidates throughout the presidential primary process during the debates and at campaign rallies.
The Mark Levin Show — which not only covers the most critical events of the day, but delves into history, economics, philosophy, and the constitution — continues to be an enormous ratings and revenue winner for Westwood One and for the more than 300 stations that broadcast the show, including WABC-AM/New York; KRLA-AM/Los Angeles; WLS-AM/Chicago; KSFO-AM/San Francisco; WBAP-AM/Dallas; KTRH-AM/Houston; WMAL-AM/Washington, DC; WJR-AM/Detroit; and WNTP-AM/Philadelphia.
Levin said, “I could not be more pleased to extend my radio partnership with Cumulus/Westwood One. For the next nine years — an unprecedented long-term relationship in the broadcasting industry — I am committed to continuing to bring the best possible program, both substantive and entertaining, to my millions of beloved and loyal listeners each and every day.”
“We couldn’t be more pleased to announce this lifetime agreement with Mark,” added Bart Tessler, Westwood One EVP, News & Talk. “To know that we’ll be working together for so many years is a Mark Levin Show primary victory and a big win for affiliates, advertisers, and listeners. Mark’s tenure will now exceed that of a two-term president and that means continued excellence on the air on a nightly basis.”
Prior to launching his radio career, Levin worked as an attorney in the private sector and as a top adviser and administrator to several members of President Ronald Reagan’s cabinet. In addition to his hosting duties, Levin is the president of the prestigious Landmark Legal Foundation, a non-profit legal advocacy group based in Leesburg, VA. Levin has also authored a number of New York Times best-selling books including “Men in Black: How the Supreme Court is Destroying America”; “Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto”; “Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America”; “The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic”; and “Plunder and Deceit: Big Government’s Exploitation of Young People and the Future.” He has received several honors and awards including from the American Conservative Union, Hillsdale College, The Fund for American Studies, The Media Research Center, and Citizens United/Breitbart. Levin received his B. A. degree, with numerous honors, from Temple University, and his J.D. degree from Temple University School of Law.