Ryan Seacrest Signs New $60M Deal With Clear Channel

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You’d think at this point, Ryan Seacrest might be ready to shed a few of his–oh I don’t know–50 billion jobs. In fact, a few months ago he hinted that he might give up his KIIS radio show when his contract with Clear Channel ended.

It turns out you can’t keep a good workaholic down. Ryan has, according to the New York Times, signed a new deal with the radio giant worth $60 million over 3 years.

The deal includes the opportunity to develop new radio content for syndication via both traditional and digital media. Also in the mix is a joint venture with Clear Channel to explore the creation of a record label, music publishing company, and live concert series.

Ryan will continue to host “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” on KIIS LA, with the nationally syndicated afternoon version set to expand from 3 hours to 4. He’ll also continue as the host of American Top 40.

His previous deal with Clear Channel was signed in 2008 and was worth $35 million.

Is it humanly possible to work that hard?

UPDATE: Looks like the press release is out–no financial details were disclosed.

On the deal, Ryan says, “Clear Channel’s programming is only beginning to scratch the surface of what we can achieve together to connect with audiences and create innovative and compelling opportunities for listeners and advertisers.” he vows to help bring “the untapped potential of radio to life across a range of delivery platforms.” via THR.

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  • chessguy99

    I really thought Ryan would pass on the radio thing this time around. I guess CC put enough non-radio related stuff in there to keep his interest. Ryan is becoming a top entertainment media mogul.

  • mmb

    Gotta give mad props to Seacrest — he really is becoming the Dick Clark/Merv Griffin/Casey Kasem of the 21st century…amazing work ethic…as a professional, you really have to admire what he is doing/has done

  • abbysee

    I truly admire his work ethic. He’s a machine, and he is going to be a force to be reckoned with…..and ridiculously rich too! Go little man.

  • girlygirl

    He works his tail off, he’s smart and he’s very ambitious. I’m not a fan of some of the shows he produces, but I really admire him for how hard he works at his career.

  • emmuzka

    Can’t keep a work holic down. I’m rather thinking that at the moment he keeps the radio gig for the love of the trade (and for the opportunity to get in developing new shows and platforms) and the Idol host gig is for the money.

    I hope that he recognized that in a couple of AI shows last season he was too tired to work his best. The guy is pretty much perfectionist so hopefully he has worked it all out for the next season.

  • bootslacrosse

    kinda reminds me of the In Living Color sketch where the Jamaican says: “You only got one job? I got 5 job, mon.”

    Anywho, good for Ryan. The human equivalent of the Energizer Bunny.

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    awesome!!! i love him :D

  • Dlynne

    I’m not surprised. Even though he doesn’t need his day job anymore, it keeps him visible and in touch with other celebs and fans. Besides, $60 mil is a chunk of change.