iHeartMedia has renewed the contract with syndicated morning man Elvis Duran. It’s a new 5-year deal which will keep Duran at WHTZ-FM in New York City. He’s also heard on 80 stations across the country. Duran will also collaborate with iHeart on a several joint ventures and events, including hosting the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball in New York City. He’ll also continue to work with iHeartMedia’s talent and programming divisions, serve as a spokesperson for the company, and consult on new projects.
CEO Bob Pittman said, “There’s a reason Elvis Duran is considered one of the most important media personalities in the U.S. He uses radio’s unparalleled ability to create one-of-a-kind connections with listeners and advertisers over a vast array of platforms, from broadcast radio and iHeartRadio to social media and events. We are thrilled to extend our more-than-two-decade partnership with such an extraordinary talent and a good friend.”
Duran added, “Even after 30 years, I still see myself as someone who loves radio and connecting with listeners every day. Back when I began in radio, I could have never imagined how it would continue to expand its national presence while still retaining its core as America’s go-to destination for music, community, news, and entertainment. I’m excited by iHeartMedia’s continued evolution and I can’t wait to continue my relationship with iHeartMedia, our partners, and our listeners.”