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Dan Bongino Moving Into Rush Limbaugh Time Slot on Cumulus/Westwood One Stations

The move comes as radio companies across the nation, including Premiere Networks, determine who will take over the time slot formerly occupied by the late Rush Limbaugh, who died in February following a battle with cancer.

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Syndicated conservative talk show host Dan Bongino will soon be heard on Cumulus Media radio stations across the country from noon to 3 p.m. daily, according to reports from Radio Insight and Outkick.

Bongino hosts a podcast produced by Westwood One, and that doesn’t appear to be changing.

The move comes as radio companies across the nation, including Premiere Networks, determine who will take over the time slot formerly occupied by the late Rush Limbaugh, who died in February following a battle with cancer.

The deal between Bongino and Westwood One is expected to be completed by week’s end, with a formal announcement coming right behind that.

Bongino is a former Secret Service agent and NYPD officer, who over time became one of the more popular voices in conservative media.

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Salem Media Group Inks Julie Hartman to a Deal

Hartman will work with the company’s Podcast and Radio Networks and the Salem News Channel.

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Salem Media Group is signing newly graduated Harvard University student Julie Hartman to a deal. As part of this agreement, she will work with the company’s Podcast and Radio Networks and the Salem News Channel.

“I am honored that Salem Radio Network has entrusted me with this responsibility,” Hartman said, per Radio Ink. “Finding Dennis Prager’s work and getting to know him has illuminated my life’s vocation. 

“Because of him, I’ve been able to collaborate with many other remarkably talented people at Salem. My generation needs courageous, independent, truth-telling voices. My goal is to be among the best of them.”

Hartman appeared as a frequent guest on “The Dennis Prager Radio Show,” illustrating how college students are brainwashed with liberal ideologies in colleges across the country, including Harvard. 

During her time as a guest, she caught the eye of and hired her as a substitute host on the show, later doing a weekly podcast called “Dennis and Julie.”

“Julie represents a new generation of young media professionals, and we are adding some to the Salem platform, proving that even at Harvard you can come out a conservative if you keep your wits about you,” Phil Boyce, SVP of Spoken Word, said. 

“Her story is compelling and even riveting and will probably be a book and a movie someday.”

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NPR Gets $1M Grant to Help Diversify Its Content, Employees

NPR expresses the million-dollar funding will make it possible for the public radio station to continue that work, including the Reflect America and Code Switch Fellowships.

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NPR is receiving a $1-million grant that will assist in the radio station’s efforts to focus on the diversity of content and employees. Furthermore, the company wants to appeal to a diverse audience, which is at the root of improving this aspect.

“This generous gift will help support the four main categories of our DEI work: audience, content, staffing, and workplace diversity,” NPR’s Chief Diversity Officer Keith Woods in the announcement, said, per Inside Radio.

“At NPR, diversity is not a program or initiative. It is an inextricable part of our mission to serve the American public.”

The network has grown to focus on DEI – or diversity, equity, and inclusion. NPR expresses the million-dollar funding will make it possible for the public radio station to continue that work, including the Reflect America and Code Switch Fellowships.

NPR has mainly concentrated on diversifying its audience, including collaborative initiatives conducted with Member Stations. 

The company wants to put a more significant effort into having the audience hear and see themselves and their communities in NPR reporting. Furthermore, the station also intends to display a greater diversity of life experiences and perspectives in its shows.

“I’m extremely proud to support NPR in bringing even greater intention to ensuring a culture that both represents and serves all,” said Foundation Vice Chair Mollie Hale Carter in the announcement. “As a mission-driven organization, inclusion provides the foundation for a strong and healthy future.”

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Larry Elder Joins Epoch Media Group

Elder hosted a nationally syndicated radio show for Salem Media Network for six years before taking a break to join California’s gubernatorial race during last year’s recall election. 

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Conservative talk show host Larry Elder will join Epoch Media Group (EMG) as a television host on Epoch TV. Talkers Magazine first reported the story Wednesday. 

Elder hosted a nationally syndicated radio show for Salem Media Network for six years before taking a break to join California’s gubernatorial race during last year’s recall election. 

EMG is an independent news organization, which includes the newspaper The Epoch Times and the TV network NTD. The Epoch Times is published in 21 languages, in 33 countries. 

Elder will reportedly host a live, streaming show four times a week and a podcast which will originate from Los Angeles. Known as the “the Sage from South Central” and “America’s truth detector” Elder was a legend in Southern California’s radio landscape for two decades on TalkRadio 790 KABC. 

“In a day and age of sensationalist and emotionally charged news coverage, Elder uses the facts – with humor and insight – to break down the nation’s current events and most urgent issues,” EMG CEO John Tang told Talkers

“I’m excited to join The Epoch Times. I’m impressed by the newspaper’s courage and willingness to speak the truth to promote liberty and freedom,” added Elder.

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