In a major shakeup for the radio industry, Cumulus Media, the second-biggest broadcaster in the country, is planning to drop both Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity from its stations at the end of the year, an industry source told POLITICO on Sunday.
Cumulus has decided that it will not renew its contracts with either host, the source said, a move that would remove the two most highly rated conservative talk personalities from more than 40 Cumulus channels in major markets.
Last year, over 140 advertisers severed their relationship with the Limbaugh program after the host launched a series of sexist attacks on women’s health advocate Sandra Fluke. Cumulus carries Limbaugh on over 40 stations, including WABC in New York, the nation’s largest market. Losing the New York market could damage Limbaugh’s ability to sell national advertising at all, according to some experts.
Limbaugh recently acknowledged difficulty selling ads, complaining ad buyers are “are young women fresh out of college, liberal feminists who hate conservatism.”
Doug: Yes Rush, the problem is young college educated women, not your (and the Republican party’s) hate filled anti-woman, anti-minority, anti-social-progress, anti-poor, anti-intellectual, anti-science rhetoric.
Seriously… how can you place your trust in a draft dodging, junkie who’s been married four times who lectures you about the sanctity of marriage, supporting the troops, and tells you all drug addicts should be locked up in jail with the keys thrown away?!