Who are the replacement radio hosts for Rush Limbaugh?
The three-hour radio slot of Rush limbaugh was filled by a lawyer turned sports journalist and a former CIA counterterrorism expert turned political commentator after the conservative journalist’s death from cancer in February.
The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show began Monday in the time slot of more than 400 national stations in all 50 states.
“We will be with you every day to continue the fight and try to advance the legacy of the one and only Rush,” Mr. Sexton said in a statement. promotional location ahead of the pair’s June 21 debut.
Mr Travis also said the program would continue the battles started by Limbaugh which “are even more important today than they have ever been before.”
By selecting the pair, distributor Premier Networks hopes to attract a younger audience with Mr. Travis, 42, founder of sports site Outkick.com, and Mr. Sexton, the former CIA and New York police officer. York.
The pair exploited by iHeart take on a former secret service agent Dan Bongino, which was chosen by Cumulus Media’s Westwood One to fill the 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern time slot in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco and Washington, DC, which launched on May 24 with Donald trump as a prominent guest.
In one blog post to Outkick.com, which Mr. Travis is expected to sell to Fox Corp. As part of the move, the politically independent moderate broadcaster said he took the plunge after seeing his audiences embrace issues bigger than sport.
“I have always said that sport should be an escape from politics, but more and more sport has become political,” he said.
Premiere Networks president of iHeartMedia Inc, Julie Talbott, asked Mr. Travis to fill Limbaugh’s time slot “several months ago.”
“No one ever replaces a legend, and Rush Limbaugh is the most influential and listened to radio voice in generations,” said Mr. Travis.
“But Rush’s battles do not end. On the contrary, they become more and more intense. And I think an intense, rigorous and intelligent debate has never been more important in this country than it is now. “
He will be joined in these political battles by someone who is no stranger to combat. Mr. Sexton followed a career with the Central Intelligence Agency and the NYPD as a security analyst on Fox News and national security editor for The Blaze before hosting the three-hour “Buck Sexton Show” .
“Needless to say, I couldn’t be more excited,” Mr. Sexton said in a Tweeter, adding in an interview with The Wall Street Journal that he and Mr. Travis represent the next phase of talk radio after the airwaves were dominated by a single generation.
“We’re going to bring the perspective of two guys who see a country they are deeply concerned about and a massive audience that needs people who will speak up for them,” he said.