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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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Will Cain: I Value Having ‘Platform Where I Can Have Deep, Interesting Conversations’

“That’s what I want. And we’re getting really close to that with The Will Cain Show.”

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Will Cain has seen his profile grow at Fox News since joining the network in 2020, including the launch of The Will Cain Show podcast. He places a high value on having that platform.

While speaking with the hosts of the Ruthless podcast, Cain was asked what he would be doing if he could do anything in the world. The Fox News host said he’s nearing that right now.

“I’m getting close to doing that. Honestly, it is The Will Cain Show. I want to have a platform. I don’t actually — in the end — care about how big it is. I want it to be big, but I want to have a platform where I can have deep, interesting conversations, lay out my thoughts, interact with the audience, and just be real. That’s what I want. And we’re getting really close to that with The Will Cain Show.”

Cain also shared his media journey, discussing his rise through local newspapers and local media entrepreneurship that led to him appearing on both Fox News and CNN before moving to ESPN.

He shared that he secured a role with CNN by directly emailing the outlet’s top executive.

“I guessed at the email address of the president of CNN. It was first name, last name at Turner. And I sent him some clips. I said, ‘You need a voice like mine over at CNN’, and this is like 2009 or 2010. This is when CNN was liberal, but not propaganda,” said Cain. “He emailed me back within 15 minutes and he said, ‘You’re right. Come on in.’ So we set up a meeting.”

Will Cain said the story represents his viewpoint on getting things done in this industry.

“My life lesson for everybody on that is like — first of all, I’ve never been afraid of hearing no. And I don’t care if you get a thousand no’s, it only takes one yes. But make sure you go to the people that have the ability to say yes,” he suggested. “I could have asked a dozen people under him, and all they would have been able to say is no. They wouldn’t have been able to say yes. But he could say yes.”

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Greg Kelly: I’m Only Media Member to Ever Hear Entire Donald Trump/Access Hollywood Tape

“We are the only ones who actually heard what was on this tape and relate it accurately.”

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Critics of former President Donald Trump have often pointed to a behind-the-scenes Access Hollywood tape as proof he has committed sexual assault. Greg Kelly says he’s the only person besides Trump to ever hear the entire tape.

During The Greg Kelly Show Monday, the 77 WABC host argued that many in the news media and those who have been critical of Trump for his “grab ’em by the p—-” statements — which were released in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election he won — to host Billy Bush have misconstrued the comments.

“I am going to let you in on a little secret about that Access Hollywood tape. You have been lied to about the whole thing. By everybody,” Kelly said. “Maybe lie is the wrong word. Anybody who’s talked about this tape — in the history of this tape — has been mistaken.

“There are only two people who have gotten it right, who have actually evaluated this type correctly. And that would be me, and that would be Donald Trump. We are the only ones who actually heard what was on this tape and relate it accurately.”

After playing a portion of the tape Monday afternoon, Kelly argued “You probably have never heard about this tape, which is there for all of us to hear and all of us to comprehend but we did not allow ourselves to hear it. We were not told about it — or wasn’t highlighted…The most significant part of this tape is 1000% exculpatory for Donald Trump.”

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NPR Suspends Uri Berliner After Op-Ed Questioned Network’s Leadership

Berliner was suspended Friday for five days without pay after intense internal backlash.

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NPR has officially suspended Business Editor Uri Berliner after he penned an op-ed blasting the company for what he perceived as a liberal bias and claiming it had “lost America’s trust.”

According to a report from the network’s David Folkenflik, Berliner was suspended Friday for five days without pay after intense internal backlash.

In his op-ed about the network he’s called home for 25 years, Berliner pointed to three stories the network either got incorrect or incorrectly covered, in his opinion, highlighted the liberal bias at the outlet. In response, NPR Editor-in-Chief Edith Chapin shared that she “strongly disagreed” with Berliner’s encapsulation.

According to Folkenflik, the essay from Uri Berliner “angered many of his colleagues” and also “gave fresh ammunition to conservative and partisan Republican critics” of the network.

After his op-ed garnered widespread attention, those “Republican critics” dug up social media posts of new NPR CEO Katherine Maher that purported to show a liberal view on certain topics, including COVID, trans rights, the Israel-Hamas war, and the presidency of Donald Trump.

Berliner argued that the posts show Maher is incapable of leading the organization.

“We’re looking for a leader right now who’s going to be unifying and bring more people into the tent and have a broader perspective on, sort of, what America is all about,” Berliner said. “And this seems to be the opposite of that.”

While NPR noted that the CEO is “not involved in editorial decisions,” Berliner remained steadfast in his view that the network has a liberal bias while accepting his suspension.

“I love NPR and feel it’s a national trust,” Berliner said. “We have great journalists here. If they shed their opinions and did the great journalism they’re capable of, this would be a much more interesting and fulfilling organization for our listeners.”

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