Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh passed away from lung cancer back in February.
So of course, there’s been a lot of speculation about who would replace Rush Limbaugh.
But jaws dropped when Cumulus Media announced Rush Limbaugh’s new replacement.
Cumulus Media just announced that Dan Bongino, a popular conservative podcaster and social media star, will fill the weekday 12-3PM time slot previously held for decades by Rush Limbaugh.
Inside Radio reports:
Cumulus Media is finalizing plans to fill the hole on many of its conservative talk stations left by the death of Rush Limbaugh. Dan Bongino has reportedly been signed to host a Westwood One-distributed program, weekdays from 12-3pm.
Bongino currently hosts a podcast for the Westwood One Podcast Network.
It earlier was repurposed as a one-hour syndicated radio program and airs on Cumulus news/talk KABC Los Angeles (790) and KSFO San Francisco (560), among other company stations.
Outkick.com reports that the podcast will remain separate from the new three-hour syndicated radio program.
Of course, conservatives have a reason to be excited about Cumulus Media choosing Dan Bongino to fill the 12-3PM slot.
Bongino’s podcast, Westwood One, ended 2020 as one of the most listened to podcasts in all of America, and his Facebook page was also one of the most trafficked pages on the entire platform.
Not only that, but Bongino also makes regular appearances on Fox News.
The fact that Bongino is one of the biggest and most popular names in conservative media makes him the best choice for Cumulus Media to try to fill the void left by Rush Limbaugh’s passing.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.