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Elvis Duran Signs New Contract With Clear Channel

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The Z100 veteran and morning show host extends his stay with the company for five years and will also take on spokesperson duties and assist with events, talent and programming development.

Elvis Duran has re-upped with radio giant Clear Channel.

The host of the Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, which is syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks to more than 50 markets, Duran has extended his relationship with the company for five more years, it was announced on Tuesday. In addition, the East Coast FM staple will also become a spokesperson for Clear Channel and play a major role in its events and talent and programming development.

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"[Duran] is a true creative genius with an unparalleled ability to connect with an entertain listeners across the country," said Clear Channel Media and Entertainment chairman/CEO John Hogan. "His intelligence, warmth, enthusiasm and wit really resonate with listeners and work incredibly well with our marketing partners. He is a remarkable talent and an incredible partner for Clear Channel.”

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Duran’s affiliation with CCM&E dates back to 1996 when he was moved from afternoons at New York pop station Z100 to mornings by then program director Tom Poleman (now CCM&E's president of national programming platforms). He had previously worked at stations in Philadelphia, Austin, Atlanta and Houston.  

Said Duran in a statement: "After 23 years at Z100, the best is yet to come.”

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