Rush Limbaugh’s Replacement Announced

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Conservative commentator, podcaster, and radio host Dan Bongino is taking over the late Rush Limbaugh’s radio slot Westwood One just announced.

This comes on the heels of news that Bongino’s show The Dan Bongino Show just hit its 100th radio station affiliate milestone earlier this month.

However, with the announcement Bongino is taking over Limbaugh’s coveted 1 to 3 pm time slot for Westwood One, he will now be in nearly every media market in the United States.

“I’m excited to embrace the immense power of radio to connect with my listeners live for three hours every day,” said Bongino in a press release. “This is an incredible privilege, and I pledge to honor the trailblazing work of those who came before me.”

“Dan is passionate and relatable, with a natural ability to connect with his audience,” said Suzanne Grimes, President, Westwood One and EVP Corporate Marketing, 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.”

Bongino, 46, is also a New York Times best-selling author and his works include “Life Inside the Bubble,” about his career as a Secret Service agent, “The Fight: A Secret Service Agent’s Inside Account of Security Failings and the Political Machine,” and “Spygate: The Attempted Sabotage of Donald J. Trump.”

He served as a Secret Service Agent from 2006 to 2011, serving both President Obama and President George W. Bush. Prior to his Secret Service tenure, Bongino served as a New York City Police Department (NYPD) officer from 1995 to 1999.

Bongino, who has his MBA from Penn State University, and his MA and BA from the City University of New York, has also been a Fox News regular.

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    1. I’m sure Mark will share the lime light with Dan. No one can replace Rush and it will take more than one man to carry the torch. Mark has substituted for Rush many times on his program. Dan Bongino is an undiscovered treasure dedicated to Rush’s message. . I’m sure he will do an excellent job. Perhaps the new Rush hasn’t been discovered yet; either too young or not yet born.

      1. I agree; there will never be another personality like Rush! I do love how they are re-programing much of the wisdom and insight Rush has shared over the years.
        As someone who has only listened to Rush; almost daily, since my retirement 11 years ago There is much I was never able to hear. Didn’t always agree with some of his take on environment and the big pharma industry, but he never did claim he was 100% right all the time!


        1. I agree. Confidence in yourself does not mean he is full of himself. If that were the case Rush would have really been full of himself when he started out in 1980. That brought him the attention of many people. Later on he became the fuzzy little meatball. I miss him like crazy and we are finding out more and more how right he actually was.

      2. So was Rush. I hated Rush when he started out because of his arrogance, but when you really listened to him you realized how smart he was. Dan Bongino does not sound smart but has a BS and Master’s degree in Psychology and an MBA. He’s really smart but relatable which is exactly who Rush was. Now I wish I could convince my local station to run Bongino instead of the local yocals.

        1. A lot of people thought Rush’s “Talent on loan from God-d” comment was arrogance; it was not. All talent comes from God. Rush was simply acknowledging it, not saying he was the only one so blessed.

      3. Sandie
        DB is not full of himself, he’s SURE of himself and that’s what you’ve got to be in this world we live in; we need more like him. He’s a perfect replacement to Rush and my husband and I wish him well.

    1. I don’t like mark Steyn. His attempt at Dennis Miller esque comedy falls flat to me. Some of Rush’s guest hosts while very smart guys, are just boring to listen to. I like listening to Tucker Carlson (although I don’t think he does radio) and Mike Gallegher, Candace Owens, Ben Shapiro .

      1. Ken Matthews from Harrisburg, Pa is an excellent fill in. Also very witty like Rush.
        Mark S goes over my head with his big words. Don’t like to follow that kind of talk. Whereas, Mark Levine is a brain and can talk and explain to everyday people.

  1. Bongino is taking over the time slot but Rush will never be replaced. I hope Mark Steyn continues to work with the network as he is also a no holds barred voice of reason.

    1. There has been only one Rush Limbaugh and we were fortunate enough to have been able to hear him and see him on occasion. Dan Bongino is an intelligent guy who will be Dan Bongino. God gave him that talent and I don’t believe Dan will go against the Will of God… opinion….

  2. Mark Steyn and Dan Bongino were both my two top choices. Though no one can ever fill Rush’s shoes, they are both great show hosts and commentators.

  3. I thought Bo Snerdley would have been a more natural replacement for Rush, he was really outside of Rush’s wife, Kathryn, that he mention on a regular basis. We’ve heard Mr. Snerdley talk on the show, he has good presence and is a natural. Plus being so close to Rush, he could’ve talked about things that Rush would say or think of, and that would be like part of the family.

  4. EXCELLENT!! No one will be able to replace Rush! He was the very best just loved to listen to my hero!!! But also I think Dan Bongino is an excellent choice and I will be tuned in every day to listen to him!!! Welcome Dan!!!

    1. It is of course your decision not to watch Fox, but I have not found another conservative network that is mostly fair and balanced. That is what Fox always intended to do and I think they do a good job at it. The liberals they have on there, Chris Wallace, Neil Cavuto,
      and perhaps you can throw Sandra Smith, & Bret Baer in there too. But I never watch Wallace or B.B. that is my choice. News Max and OANN do not have the same format. There are plenty of Hosts that are conservative enough for me. IMO

      1. I agree and I will never watch Fox News again as long as Chris Wallace as any part of it. Chris needs to join Shepard Smith.

    1. Lou Dobbs is great also, what a mistake for Fox, I have never listen to an episode since removing Lou Dobbs!!

  5. I have always liked Dan Bongino, he always stands up for truth and for the laws, and he has a good personality that people are drawn to. Mark Steyn should be on the show too, he also has some great wit and humor.

  6. Congratulations to Dan! He will absolutely drive the socialist democrats crazy! He will be a great voice for the America First Agenda!

  7. Dan isn’t replacing Rush. His show is simple going to be offered from 12-3 p ET by Westwood One. Premiere is Rush’s syndicator. Granted, stations my choose to air Dan’s show during noon to 3

    1. The stations are likely under contract to Premiere, so it’s not likely they can easily switch to a show offered by Westwood One until their contract for Rush’s show expires.

  8. This reminds me of the Miami Dolphins, they have had like 17 or so QB’s to replace Dan Marino and none have. And btw I no longer watch that political takeover of a sport.

  9. Well done EIB, well done. Big shoes to fill and I couldn’t think of anyone better suited to step up for the challenge.

  10. There will never be another Rush, but Dan is a good choice to fill the time slot. We need to tune in and support this show as Conservatism needs to carry on in this dark time. Best wishes, Dan Bongino!

  11. Very good choice! While no one can be Rush Limbaugh, Bongino can be himself and he is spot on when I have seen him on Hannity or Tucker.

  12. Rush cannot be replaced. With that said, Dan Bongino is a good choice for filling up that time slot. I wish Mr. Bongino mush luck and success.

  13. Nobody can replace Rush Limbaugh, but I’m willing to give anybody like Mark Steyn, Dan Bongino, a chance to try to come close,

  14. I wish Mr. Dan Bongino all the best. He is a good Conservative and I definitely will listen to him. I also hope that God heals him and he lives a long and healthy life.

  15. My favorite is Mark Steyn, but Dan is also first rate. Hope that the new format enables Dan to have guest speakers on his show from time to time.

  16. If you caught Jason Lewis on his recent guest fill in I think he was much more suited to take this position. He seemed much closer to the Rush persona than Dan. I really like Bongino and wish him well though.

  17. Congratulations Dan.
    Love your honest approach and reporting
    A conservative and tell both sides then tells you to think about it. He’s not afraid to be truthful.

  18. Not nobody, not nohow can replace the Rushster. Dan is a fine choice, but I still hope to hear more of Mark Steyn’s elegant, biting British gallows humor. He attended the same school in Birmingham as JRR Tolkien and even got to learn from one of Tolkien’s textbooks.

  19. I like D.B. He is forceful but gracious like Rush…he will do a great job! Miss Rush though with all my heart!❤️♥️🌷

  20. I don’t understand how Bongino is “replacing” Rush. Rush’s program is owned by Premier Networks. Bongino’s show will be through Westwood One. They are two different companies. The stations have contracts with the radio networks to air the shows. So if the stations have a contract with Premier, they can’t pick up Bongino’ show from Westwood One unless they negotiate a release from Premier’s contract or until the contract terms expire.


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