Cumulus Media has chosen Rush Limbaugh’s replacement

by Peter Heck · Mar 18th, 2021 9:59 am
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Last Updated Apr 7th, 2021 at 1:44 pm

According to reports, conservative commentator Dan Bongino has agreed to terms with Cumulus Media and Westwood One to air his radio program in the 12-3 p.m. time slot previously held by legendary broadcaster Rush Limbaugh.

Bongino, who currently airs a 1-hour syndicated program on over 100 radio stations for Westwood One, will repurpose his show to fill those prime listening hours that Limbaugh owned for decades.

The announcement came as a bit of a surprise to many Limbaugh loyalists, who regarded Mark Steyn, the frequent fill-in for the late host, to be the heir apparent. But Bongino, a former NYPD officer and Secret Service agent has built a significant following. He has also guest-hosted some of the largest talk radio programs in the country, including Sean Hannity's.

The official announcement of Bongino's new deal could be coming as early as next week.


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