April 19, 2021

Who Is Taking Rush Limbaugh’s Radio Time Slot?

Conservative commentator Dan Bongino will be taking over Rush Limbaugh’s radio time slot, according to a Fox News report citing an announcement from Cumulus Media’s Westwood One on Wednesday.

“The Dan Bongino Show” will broadcast from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET starting May 24. It will broadcast in markets around the country, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.

“The Dan Bongino Show will tackle the hot political issues, debunking both liberal and Republican establishment rhetoric,” the media company said in a press release. “As a former Secret Service agent and NYPD officer, Bongino is uniquely positioned to provide commentary and analysis that directly questions the philosophical underpinnings of both the Left and Big Government Republicans.”

Bongino is a Fox News contributor. He also has his own daily podcast, which has become very popular. Bongino says he is “excited to embrace the immense power of radio to connect with my listeners live for three hours every day. This is an incredible privilege, and I pledge to honor the trailblazing work of those who came before me.”

“Dan is passionate and relatable, with a natural ability to connect with his audience,” Suzanne Grimes, President of Westwood One, said in a statement. “Dan has been on a meteoric rise since his podcast launched in 2019, and we look forward to watching his star continue to soar,” she continued.

Rush Limbaugh, the iconic conservative radio host, passed away in February after losing his battle with lung cancer at the age of 70. He received a Stage 4 diagnosis in January 2020.

According to Fox News, Bongino was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in September. But he announced last week that he has completed treatments.

Bongino appeared on “Fox & Friends” after Limbaugh’s passing and praised the conservative radio icon, saying “Every conservative I know, everyone has had that Rush Limbaugh moment where they were listening and heard an idea for the first time ever.”