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Glenn Beck, hailed as a 'Prophet of Love,' signs new $100 million radio contract

Published: Tuesday, June 12 2012 9:53 a.m. MDT

Glenn Beck (Sarah A. Miller, Deseret News archives) Glenn Beck (Sarah A. Miller, Deseret News archives)

On Tuesday morning BuzzFeed's McKay Coppins published "Glenn Beck's New Brand: Prophet of Love," an article which details Beck's plans to unify his values-based audience with a three-day festival called Restoring Love that will take place in Dallas on July 26-28.

"The venue set to introduce the world to this kinder, gentler Beck is a three-day event in Dallas that the conservative media mogul has billed, 'Restoring Love.' It will include a 'global tea party summit,' a conference of conservative religious leaders, and a concert-rally at Cowboys Stadium featuring inspirational music from a growing roster of artists Beck is building," Coppins reported. "The goal, he said, is to seize control of pop culture from the left by producing patriotic, uplifting art — and use that new megaphone to promote a message of enlightenment and love. The event sold out its 40,000 available tickets in less than two days."

Glenn Beck (Provided By Knrs Radio) Glenn Beck (Provided By Knrs Radio)

Beck made headlines Monday with the announcement that he had signed a new five-year, $100 million contract with Premiere Networks Inc. to continue distributing his daily radio show.

"Now carried by more than 400 stations, (Beck's) show typically ranks No. 3 among all news-talk radio shows, behind Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity," the New York Times' Media Decoder blog reported."So the contract extension brings a measure of stability to local stations that carry it."

The Deseret News recently published pieces about Beck's growing wealth and ever-expanding media empire.

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