Dana Loesch to replace Rush Limbaugh show in key markets
Conservative talk show host Dana Loesch is set to replace the late Rush Limbaugh’s show in a multiplatform deal with Audacy and Radio America.
Her show will be broadcasted in 11 markets including Kansas City, Las Vegas, Richmond, Wichita, Gainesville, Greenville-Spartanburg, Philadelphia, Austin, Buffalo, St. Louis and Hartford, according to a press release from the companies.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Radio America and welcome Dana Loesch to our broadcast and digital platform,” Jeff Sottolano, executive vice president of programming for Audacy, said. “Dana is a leading conservative voice and influencer and both her daily live show and future original podcast are terrific additions to our best-in-class news and talk offerings.”
Loesch told The Hill in a statement that she is not attempting “to be Rush” who died in February from cancer.
“I don’t think anyone can ever replace the creator of conservative talk radio, so I won’t attempt to be Rush, I’ll just keep being me. I’m honored that a premiere group like Audacy and other stations across the country have taken notice of the show’s growing popularity,” Loesch said.
“My audience is growing because we have fun while addressing the important issues of the day. It’s entertaining and informative. These days are crazy and stressful enough, so I want people to feel more in control of what’s happening around them and better for it,” she added.
Loesch’s show will be on more than 230 stations and is expected to continue to grow, Axios reported.
“Audacy’s leading digital platform is also the perfect fit for Dana’s growing digital audience. We look forward to working closely with Audacy’s content team, led by Jeff Sottolano, to make ‘The Dana Show’ a key element on each of their hugely successful Audacy news-talk stations,” Mike Paradiso, chief operating officer for Radio America, said.
Conservative radio hosts Clay Travis and Buck Sexton will also team up for a show in Limbaugh’s old radio spot syndicated on Premiere Networks. “The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show” will air from noon to 3 p.m. ET on stations around the country starting June 21.
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