There has been much debate about who should replace the legendary Rush Limbaugh on Westwood One.
Limbaugh passed away last month after a battle with stage 4 lung cancer.
To fill the 12pm to 3 pm time slot, Westwood One tabbed popular conservative radio host and podcaster Dan Bongino.
Bongino worked as an NYPD officer and Secret Service agent before diving into radio and television.
He’s made frequent appearances on FOX News and has one of the top podcasts on the charts.
And Bongino has been a fervent supporter of President Trump.
Many conservative figures praised the selection of Bongino to fill Limbaugh’s spot:
— Newsmax (@newsmax) March 18, 2021
Westwood One is launching "The Dan Bongino Show" weekdays from 12 to 3pm ET in Rush Limbaugh's former time slot. The show will air on major stations and syndicate it to others. Dan will continue to be a Fox News contributor. pic.twitter.com/ZkxyCwddVm
— TV News HQ (@TVNewsHQ) March 18, 2021
LOVE THIS! Dan Bongino is the perfect pick for this. He, like Rush, is a conservative trailblazer and not afraid to speak the truth. He’s also one of the truly nicest people and I’m proud to know him! https://t.co/2ruEen3txA
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) March 18, 2021
Dan Bongino said his goal will be to “honor the legacy” of Rush Limbaugh, who was the “the greatest player” in the talk radio game. @dbongino credited him with “creating talk radio” the same way “Mickey Mantle created baseball."https://t.co/YYhH1rYKsq — @dcexaminer
— Daniel Chaitin (@danielchaitin7) March 18, 2021
Congratulations to our friend @dbongino on launching "The Dan Bongino Show" in the great Rush Limbaugh's former time slot. Weekdays from 12 to 3pm ET. We've been 'Dan fans' from the very start & he is absolutely the best choice to fill that spot! pic.twitter.com/q3Jee69ShM
— The PolitiChicks (@ThePolitiChicks) March 18, 2021
— Wayne Dupree Media, LLC (@WayneDupreeShow) March 18, 2021
Rush Limbaugh is the reason I’m in politics & media. No one will ever replace him.
I could not be more excited to see @dbongino picking up the 12-3 PM ET slot!
He is immensely talented, incredibly savvy & (like Rush) a friend & mentor to those in his industry (including me!) 🙌🏻 https://t.co/eB2VlnJD3i
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) March 18, 2021
“The Dan Bongino Show” was announced by Cumulus Media’s Westwood One on Wednesday. The news and opinion show is set to launch May 24, and will air 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET. Monday-Friday. The show will broadcast nationwide.
“The Dan Bongino Show” will tackle the hot political issues, debunking both liberal and Republican establishment rhetoric,” according to a press release. “As a former Secret Service agent and [New York Police Department] officer, Bongino is uniquely positioned to provide commentary and analysis that directly questions the philosophical underpinnings of both the Left and big government Republicans.
“Over the past 10 years, he has earned a spot on The New York Times’ bestseller list several times and has joined Fox News as a commentator.”
And the statement noted Bongino’s podcast “has risen to the top of the charts.”
“I’m excited to embrace the immense power of radio to connect with my listeners live for three hours every day,” Bongino said. “This is an incredible privilege, and I pledge to honor the trailblazing work of those who came before me.”
Suzanne Grimes, president of Westwood One, said: “Dan is passionate and relatable, with a natural ability to connect with his audience. Dan has been on a meteoric rise since his podcast launched in 2019, and we look forward to watching his star continue to soar.”
Bongino had praised Limbaugh when the conservative talk show icon passed away on Feb. 17 after battling lung cancer.
And from The Hill:
Limbaugh, an influential, controversial and immensely popular conservative pundit, died at the age of 70 after he lost his battle to stage 4 lung cancer.
Bongino was a Secret Service agent before he became a political pundit. He has been a staunch supporter of former President Trump.
“Dan is passionate and relatable, with a natural ability to connect with his audience,” said Suzanne Grimes, president of Westwood One and executive vice president of corporate marketing for Cumulus Media. “Dan has been on a meteoric rise since his podcast launched in 2019, and we look forward to watching his star continue to soar.”
“The Dan Bongino Show will tackle the hot political issues, debunking both liberal and Republican establishment rhetoric,” according to the press release.
Share your thoughts.
Are you excited Dan Bongino is taking the place of Rush Limbaugh?
Or, is there someone else you think is better for the job?