MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The nation’s second-biggest broadcaster plans to drop conservative firebrands Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity from all of its stations by the end of the year, according to Politico.com. Limbaugh’s show is based in South Florida.
Cumulus Media made the decision after talks broke down with Clear Channel’s Premiere Networks which distributes Limbaugh’s show. The once dominant Rush Limbaugh Show went through advertising issues in the last few years after he turned his fire on college student Sandra Fluke.
According to Politico, Cumulus is planning to push local and regional hosts to fill the timeslots Limbaugh and Hannity had before. In addition, Cumulus may use Mike Huckabee, Mark Levin, and Michael Savage to fill the conservative holes left by Hannity and Limbaugh.
Limbaugh and Hannity have not commented on the story yet. The New York Daily News reported late Monday morning that Hannity and Limbaugh will be moved to a Clear Channel station, WOR, when the Cumulus move is made.