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The Final Rush Limbaugh Show to Air 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.

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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. 

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  1. Kyle

    June 20, 2021 at 9:31 am

    Rush was entertaining, his show was usually fresh, funny, and we’ll produced. Leet this be a lesson though, don’t smoke cigars.

  2. Dale Moog

    June 20, 2021 at 5:12 pm

    It is interesting all the famous broadcasters who have died of Lung Cancer. I hope that the syndicator knows what they are doing. Travis and Sexton will either be great or will be a short lived train wreck. I think the latter will be true. I am not sure that show will last until the 22 mid term election these two are both type A host who need to have all the air time. I do not see this going well. Also Limbaugh always was a hit show because he went to callers often. I am not sure that Sexton and Travis will be able to do that because they each need air time. I have never heard a national political talk show with two voices work well. The formula has always been a single host.

  3. Ryan M. Spencer

    June 29, 2021 at 2:06 pm

    There’s a radio show that comes on overnight called Red Eye Radio which features the hosts, Gary McNamara and Eric Harley.

    It’s a 5-hour program that comes on 1:00 am to 6:00 am Eastern Time (12 Midnight to 5:00 am Central Time).

    These two have been hosting for years together.

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600 KOGO Moves Mike Slater, Lou Penrose In Afternoon Lineup Shuffle

“I’m thrilled about our new afternoon lineup. It showcases some incredible local talent who are ready to tackle tough San Diego issues head-on…”

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600 KOGO in San Diego has announced a series of changes to its afternoon lineup, including a new show for Mike Slater.

Slater — who joined the station in 2022 after hosting at sister station San Diego Sports 760 — had previously hosted from 5-8 PM alongside Mark Larson. Now, he’ll host a one-hour show from 3-4 PM. Previously, Lou Penrose hosted from 3-5 PM. He’ll now shift to 4-6 PM.

Mark Larson will now be joined by Leland Conway from 6-8 PM in the San Diego news/talk station’s lineup.

“I am excited about the announcement of this new contract with iHeartMedia and proud to be serving under a great San Diego leadership team,” said Penrose. “Onward and upward for Newsradio 600 KOGO and San Diego … We stand up for our community and its taxpayers, but we do it with a smile and a laugh. If you listen to Conway and Larson, you’ll come away informed and entertained, every time!”

“I’m thrilled about our new afternoon lineup,” said KOGO Program Director Mary Ayala. “It showcases some incredible local talent who are ready to tackle tough San Diego issues head-on in addition to providing listeners with insights and perspectives on national news and politics as we navigate this crucial election year.”

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CNN Launches Podcast Mini-Series Hosted By John King

“It’s a more thoughtful, more personal, and more nuanced conversation than you get from the politicians.”

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CNN has announced a new podcast mini-series hosted by former Inside Politics host John King.

All Over the Map with John King is a three-part podcast series looking at what voters in 2024 battleground states are prioritizing as the presidential election approaches.

“We started All Over the Map to track the campaign through the eyes and experiences of the voters who will settle who wins,” said King. “Everyday Americans are too often left out of the conversation. But we are learning so much as we visit them and the counties and towns that will be decisive come November. It’s a more thoughtful, more personal, and more nuanced conversation than you get from the politicians.”

In the first episode, King speaks with two Republican Pennsylvania voters who still support Nikki Haley instead of the presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.

The podcast will be available in the same feed as The Assignment with Audie Cornish.

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SuperTalk Mississippi News Adds On-Demand Audio to Spotify, Apple Podcasts

“I’m very proud of our news team and their ability to not only broadcast accurate news but deliver it to the masses in more ways than just the radio dial.”

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SuperTalk Mississippi News has announced listeners are now able to stay up to date with the latest audio from the network on platforms like Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

Hourly newscasts will now be available on the platforms in addition to the plethora of available options from the statewide network.

SuperTalk Mississippi News now being available through both major podcast platforms is a testament to SuperTalk Mississippi Media’s commitment to keeping more and more listeners up to date with what’s going on across the state,” SuperTalk Mississippi Media President and CEO Kim Dillon said. “I’m very proud of our news team and their ability to not only broadcast accurate news but deliver it to the masses in more ways than just the radio dial.”

“While radio is still incredibly effective in delivering news and I don’t believe that’s ever going to change, we want to offer more ways for our listeners to have news at their fingertips,” added News Director J.T. Mitchell. “I am so thankful for the team’s willingness to adapt and thrive as we find more ways to reach Mississippians and keep them informed on a daily basis.”

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