Late conservative radio icon Rush Limbaugh’s replacements have finally been revealed. Clay Travis and Buck Sexton have been selected and will take over the three-hour time slot held by Limbaugh. The new show called “The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show” is scheduled to begin airing on June 21.
Buck Sexton is a radio host and political commentator who previously served as an officer with the Central Intelligence Agency and a New York Police Department counterterrorism expert. He currently broadcasts a three-hour weekday evening talk show, “The Buck Sexton Show” and is a regular guest on Fox News as a national security analyst.
Needless to say, I could not be more excited, @ClayTravis and I are going to do a great show together
Get ready for it, America 🇺🇸 https://t.co/xKQLGOOipw
— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) May 27, 2021
Clay Travis is a sports journalist, lawyer, TV analyst, and founder of the sports website Outkick.com. Since 2016 he’s hosted “Outkick the Coverage With Clay Travis” on Fox radio.
Big news: I’ll be joining @BuckSexton in Rush Limbaugh’s 12-3 et radio time slot starting June 21st. I can’t wait to get rolling. Tomorrow will be my final day of @outkick AM sports radio. Here’s how I made the decision: https://t.co/YlXz0pXk7x
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) May 27, 2021
The Wall Street Journal reports:
“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,” said Julie Talbott, president of iHeartMedia Inc.’s IHRT +2.13%Premiere Networks.
“Rush’s connection with his audience is one of the primary legacies of his show,” Mr. Travis said. “I also think Buck and I have the unique ability to offer a perspective that many people in their 20s and 30s are desperate to hear.”
“The most dominant talk radio hosts have been from one generation; Clay and I represent the next phase. We’re going to bring the perspective of two guys who see a country they’re deeply worried about, and a massive audience that needs people who will speak for them,” he said.
In March, Cumulus Media Inc.’s Westwood One announced conservative radio host and popular podcaster Dan Bongino would fill Mr. Limbaugh’s airtime on its chunk of stations across the U.S. in markets including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. “The Dan Bongino Show” launched Monday on 122 radio affiliates, with Mr. Trump as his first guest.
Premiere Networks will shop the new program to affiliate stations and expects it to be broadcast on hundreds of stations across the country. The new program will also be available as a podcast on iHeartRadio.