Glenn Beck is moving to Dallas.
The news may not surprise his loyal listeners -- the host has been dropping plenty of clues and for many months.
And there were a flurry of internet posts in the last week about some of the real estate in question.
But today, Beck confirmed that he and his family are relocating to Texas.
"I can't wait," Beck said during his radio broadcast.
He also announced that he will be opening new radio and television studios there.
“I’m moving to Dallas, Texas, and my family is there now, and I will be there shortly. We’re keeping our business, Mercury, in New York. Nobody is surprised by this, I’m sure. We have been planning for a long time.”
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Chris Balfe, President and COO of Beck's Mercury Radio Arts, says the Texas facilities will not replace the company's headquarters in Manhattan:
"Mercury is very excited to open a new radio & TV broadcast facility in
Dallas, TX. While Glenn will be spending much of his time there, we will
continue to maintain and grow our New York City offices and studios to
accommodate the talented staff we have assembled and will continue to
A few weeks ago Beck announced the launch of his new GBTV.com broadcast site that will fully launch in September.
He will be hosting a two-hour television program from 5-7pm ET on the new site.
The announcement that there will be new broadcast studios in Texas makes it clear that the new GBTV operation will be a multi-city endeavor.
Beck is broadcasting this week from Israel as he prepares for the "Restoring Courage" events he has planned in Jerusalem the week of August 21st.
Early today Beck addressed Israeli lawmakers in a Knesset committee meeting. You can see highlights of that address here.