Bannon returns as regular host of Breitbart’s SiriusXM show
Ousted White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon is returning as a regular host of Breitbart News’s daily radio show on SiriusXM, “Breitbart News Daily,” according to a statement from SiriusXM.
Bannon will host the daily radio news show for the right-wing outlet on SiriusXM’s Patriot channel, which also features other conservative hosts such as Glenn Beck and Mark Levin.
“As I have said all along, everything I brought to the Trump campaign came directly from the listeners I spoke with every morning on ‘Breitbart News Daily’ on SiriusXM’s Patriot channel,” Bannon said in a statement.
“From the moment I left the White House, getting back behind the microphone was very important to me. To get on the road outside the Beltway and to spend time with the great men and women of America is an honor,” he said.
Bannon was ousted from the White House in August by chief of staff John Kelly. Since then, he has returned to his old post at the right-wing news outlet and declared open war on the GOP establishment.
The release from SiriusXM announcing the move said “Breitbart News Daily,” which launched in late 2015, was a “must-stop destination for candidates seeking the 2016 GOP nomination.”
In the release, the company also announced a new lineup of programming for the channel developed around “political thought leaders” such as Sebastian Gorka, President Trump’s controversial former aide, as well as several other Breitbart contributors.
“During the 2016 campaign, Steve empowered SiriusXM Patriot listeners to have a voice and be part of the electoral process,” SiriusXM Vice President Dave Gorab said in the release. “The result was a lasting bond between Steve and his audience, who have eagerly anticipated and awaited his return to radio.”
Bannon’s first show was Tuesday morning. The show airs weekdays from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on SiriusXM channel 125.