Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh on Monday responded to reports that Cumulus Media, the second-largest broadcaster in the country, is considering dropping his radio show.
“This program and the radio stations that it is on, it is going to be on in the future. And someday, someday, I am looking so forward to being able to detail all of this for you,” Limbaugh said.
“But suffice to say, nothing is going to happen that you will notice. Nothing is going to change. You are going to be able to get this radio program on as many — if not more — radio stations down the road than it’s on now,” he added.
The show host went on to explain that the story is nothing more than a business negotiation that has been made public.
“Folks,” he said, “I love inside baseball stuff, I would love to pass this on, but I must use proper business restraint here.”
“I just want to assure you, everything’s cool and as always what’s on the table for this program is growth,” he added:
Cumulus Media is planning to drop both the Limbaugh program and the Sean Hannity show by the end of 2013, according to a report released Sunday by POLITICO.
“Cumulus has decided that it will not renew its contracts with either host,” the report claims, citing an industry the source, “a move that would remove the two most highly rated conservative talk personalities from more than 40 Cumulus channels in major markets.”
The report went on to explain that the supposed split is the result of a rift between Cumulus and Premiere Networks, the division of Clear Channel that distributes the two shows. The two groups apparently disagree over the cost of distribution rights.
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(H/T: Daily Rushbo). Featured image AP photo. This report has been updated/