NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--iHeartMedia, the leading media company in America with a greater reach in the U.S. than any other radio or television outlet, today announced an exclusive long-term agreement with award-winning multimedia personality Steve Harvey to renew and extend his relationship with the company.
Under the new agreement, the broadcast powerhouse will continue his current role as host of The Steve Harvey Morning Show - the #1 syndicated morning show in America. Celebrating 12 years in syndication with Premiere Networks in 2017, the program reaches nearly 7 million weekly listeners on nearly 100 stations across the country and is available digitally on iHeartRadio.
Additionally, Harvey will work with iHeartMedia on a variety of projects, including development and creation of new programming and promotions, community and charitable initiatives, as well as multimedia projects and events. He will also continue to serve as a spokesperson for the company.
“Steve is a tremendous talent and has an incredible connection with audiences across multiple platforms, which make him a great asset for iHeartMedia,” said Bob Pittman, Chairman and CEO of iHeartMedia. “We are excited to extend our partnership with Steve, continuing to deliver the most engaging content and top personalities to our listeners nationwide.”
“We’ve got some big plans in the works, and I think listeners are going to love what they hear,” shared Harvey. “I'm excited to continue working with my partners, iHeartMedia and Premiere as we take my show to new heights. In the words of Bruno Mars, ‘if you don’t believe me, just watch.’”
Created by Harvey in September 2000, The Steve Harvey Morning Show joined Premiere Networks national lineup in 2005. Broadcasting live from 6-10 a.m. ET Monday through Friday, Harvey and his co-hosts Shirley Strawberry, Nephew Tommy, Carla Ferrell and Junior bring listeners inspirational advice, laughs, celebrity interviews, news, rousing music, and more. For his work on the program, Harvey was honored with the NAB Marconi Award for “Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year” in 2013 and 2015, and he was inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame. The popular “Strawberry Letter” segment, in which Harvey responds to listeners' relationship questions, led to his first book, “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man,” which is an international best-seller and was adapted into two box office topping movies - Think Like A Man (2012) and Think Like a Man Too (2014).
Advertiser demand is also at an all-time high for Harvey and his program. Blue-chip sponsors like State Farm® partner with Harvey to reach his loyal audience on-air, online and at national events, including The Steve Harvey Mentoring Program for Young Men, the Girls Who Rule the World Mentoring Weekend and other Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation events. For additional information, please visit www.SteveHarvey.com.
About Steve Harvey
In addition to hosting his national radio show, Steve Harvey is host of the popular TV shows Family Feud, Celebrity Family Feud, The Steve Harvey Show, and family favorite Little Big Shots. His popularity continues to grow to global proportions, bolstered by his most-recent role as host of the Miss Universe Pageant. Harvey is currently one of the most powerful voices in media, touting a career spanning nearly 30 years as a top stand-up comedian, national radio host, actor, award-winning TV personality and talk show host, best-selling author, entrepreneur, and humanitarian.
Harvey is the author of multiple New York Times best-selling titles, including: Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment; Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find, Keep, and Understand a Man; Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success: Discovering Your Gift and the Way to Life's Riches; and his latest work, Jump: Take the Leap of Faith to Achieve Your Life of Abundance.
As a humanitarian and an entrepreneur, Harvey makes it a priority to give back. Through The Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation, he and his wife provide hundreds of teens annually with mentoring and educational opportunities. His company, HARCAL, allows him to create business partnerships that specifically target and benefit the working middle class.
Harvey’s list of accolades includes several NAACP Image Awards, a People's Choice Award, induction into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He also won the Daytime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Talk Show Host” for The Steve Harvey Show in 2014 and 2015, as well as “Outstanding Game Show Host” for Family Feud in 2014.
Harvey is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and a proud parent with wife Marjorie to seven children.
With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over 85 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest national reach of any radio or television outlet in America. As the leader in multiplatform connections, it also serves over 150 local markets through 858 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets, wearables and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.
iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the fastest growing digital audio service in the U.S. and offers users thousands of live radio stations, personalized custom artist stations created by just one song or seed artist and the top podcasts and personalities. With over a billion downloads, iHeartRadio reached 100 million registered users faster than any other radio or digital music service.
iHeartMedia’s platforms include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, podcasts, personalities and influencers, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (OTCBB:IHRT). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.