Replacing Rush? Dan Bongino tapped for national afternoon radio slot
FILE - Conservative commentator Dan Bongino speaks at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md., on March 6, 2014. Bongino has been tapped to host a radio show in the same afternoon time slot as the late Rush Limbaughs radio show, Cumulus Medias Westwood One announced on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)NEW YORK – Conservative commentator Dan Bongino has joined a scramble to inherit the radio talk show mantle left behind by the death of Rush Limbaugh. “It is generally accepted that no one can replace Rush Limbaugh, even Rush Limbaugh as a posthumous performer.”Bongino, a former Secret Service agent, has become a popular commentator on Fox News Channel, featured frequently on Sean Hannity's show. “I’m excited to embrace the immense power of radio to connect with my listeners live for three hours every day,” said Bongino.
Conservative talk radio icon Rush Limbaugh dead at 70
@FLCaseyDeSantis and I are saddened to learn of the passing of fellow Floridian and our friend, Rush Limbaugh. Limbaugh, the talk radio host who became the voice of American conservatism, has died. Al Franken, the comedian and one-time senator, came out with a book in 1996 called “Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations.”In 2003, Limbaugh admitted an addiction to painkillers and went into rehab. His mother was the former Mildred Armstrong, and his father, Rush Limbaugh Jr., was a lawyer. Limbaugh dropped out of Southeast Missouri State University for a string of DJ gigs, from his hometown, to McKeesport, Pennsylvania, to Pittsburgh and then Kansas City.