One of the longest running and most successful talk radio programs in the history of the business, will come to an end Friday.
The Rush Limbaugh Show, which was broadcast on more than 600 radio stations at its peak, will sign off with a guest host shortly before 3:00 p.m. ET.
Limbaugh died of lung cancer on Feb. 17. His last show was Feb 2. His syndication company, Premiere Networks, opted to air the show using multiple guest hosts with soundbites from past Rush shows.
In March, the network released a statement on the future of the show. “No one can replace Rush Limbaugh, and Premiere Networks will continue to provide millions of loyal listeners with the voice of Rush for the long term,” Rachel Nelson, company spokeswoman told the Associated Press.
Behind the scenes, Premiere Networks was working to replace the iconic figure. At the end of May, the company announced that Clay Travis & Buck Sexton would be taking over in Rush’s former time slot.
“We’re not going to replace Rush Limbaugh, we’re going to have an evolution of the show with fresh voices—those that grew up on Rush and admired him,” Premiere president Julie Talbott told the Wall Street Journal.
Broadcasting companies around the country have discovered different solutions to solve the Rush Limbaugh dilemma. Some Audacy stations have opted to pick up the Dana Loesch Show while some Cumulus stations are airing former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino’s brand new show. Still, other stations are filling the void with local talent.
Whatever the case, Premiere Networks will unveil the Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show beginning Monday at noon. The move will mark a new era in conservative talk radio and the proverbial passing of the torch to a brand new generation.
Dan Bongino: CDC Appears Confused Over Mask Mandate
Bongino’s heated comments came during his nationally syndicated radio show Tuesday as he questioned why the government agency keeps backtracking on its stance on masks and vaccinated people.
Right-wing radio host Dan Bongino criticized a decision by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that reverses the course on vaccinated Americans having to wear a mask indoors.
“The CDC appears confused yet again,” Bongino said. “First, they said no masks, then they said masks, then they said mandate masks, then they said two masks, and then there were people in the mainstream media that were asking how many masks can we safely wear.”
CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said new data shows the delta variant behaves “uniquely differently” from its predecessors and could make vaccinated people infectious.
“If these things work, the face diapers, then why didn’t they work?”
Walensky used the new mandate as an opportunity to encourage people to get vaccinated while reiterating that the new guidance affects K-12 schools who must now wear a mask indoors, including teachers, staff, students, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status.
“You are sticking kids in these face diapers, and you have yet to produce a shred of damn evidence that these things work,” Bongino exclaimed.
Sebastian Gorka Inks Multi-Year Deal With Salem Radio Network
The Hungarian native served as Deputy Assistant to the President in the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump.
Radio personality Dr. Sebastian Gorka inked a multi-year extension with Salem Radio Network. The America First host began his stint at the network nearly two years ago.
“Despite an incredibly hard 18 months for America, conservative talk radio is stronger than it has ever been,” Gorka said. “I am so grateful to Salem, my superb team, and our amazing listeners for their loyalty and enduring love of country.”
Gorka has briefed the Central Intelligence Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the U.S. Navy Seals, and the Commandant of the Marine Corps. He also served as an expert for the Department of Justice during the Boston Bombing trial and testified before Congress on the threat of Global Jihadism.
“Dr. Gorka has proven to be a natural on the radio. His insight into current events, his courageous stands on the issues, and his unique sense of humor have blended together to make this one of the best shows in the Salem lineup,” said Salem senior vice president for spoken-word Phil Boyce.
Curtis Sliwa Wants NYC to Cover Expenses for Saving a Cat or Dog
The Republican mayoral nominee told the New York Post that he wants to give people a $1,000 “Pet Snap Card” that they could use for food, supplies, and related expenses at local stores.
Former 77 WABC host turned politician, Curtis Sliwa, wants the city to cover expenses for anyone who saves a cat or a dog from being euthanized at a city shelter.
“This Pet SNAP Card will help promote and facilitate adoptions throughout New York City by easing the financial expenses of pets,” he told the paper. “It works in the same way as the traditional SNAP program except it can only be used toward pet expenses, food, supplies, vet care, etc.”
Sliwa told voters that he wants to get rid of any animal shelter that kills pets.
“I will continue to make it one of the key campaign planks,” he said during a press conference. “Part of our mandate is that when I become mayor, there will be no-kill shelters in the city of New York.”
Sliwa will face off against Democratic mayoral nominee Eric Adams in November.
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