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Dan Bongino to fill Limbaugh's radio slot

Conservative commentator Dan Bongino is taking over the late Rush Limbaugh’s radio slot, Cumulus Media’s Westwood One announced on Wednesday. 

“The Dan Bongino Show” will air on the radio Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. starting May 24, the press release states

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

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Limbaugh, an influential, controversial and immensely popular conservative pundit, died at the age of 70 after he lost his battle to stage 4 lung cancer.

Bongino was a Secret Service agent before he became a political pundit. He has been a staunch supporter of former President TrumpDonald TrumpGraham: 'I could not disagree more' with Trump support of Afghanistan troop withdrawal GOP believes Democrats handing them winning 2022 campaign Former GOP operative installed as NSA top lawyer resigns MORE.

"Dan is passionate and relatable, with a natural ability to connect with his audience," said Suzanne Grimes, president of Westwood One and executive vice president of corporate marketing for 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."

The Dan Bongino Show will tackle the hot political issues, debunking both liberal and Republican establishment rhetoric,” according to the press release.