It Took Two People to Replace Rush Limbaugh: Radio Slot to Be Taken Over by Clay Travis, and Buck Sexton Whose Show Will Be Broadcast on More Than 600 Stations Across the Nation

The three-hour radio slot left vacant by the death of conservative talk-show host Rush Limbaugh will be filled by two co-hosts – a lawyer-turned-sports journalist and a former CIA counter-terrorism expert-turned-political commentator.

The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show will be broadcast on hundreds of stations across the country starting June 21.

Limbaugh died in February from lung cancer at the age of 70.

Travis, 42, founded the sports website Outkick.com while Sexton, 40, is an ex-CIA and New York police officer.

At one stage, conservative commentator Dan Bongino was thought to be the front-runner, but now he will host his own show to compete directly with Travis & Sexton.

Bongino, a former Secret Service agent, became a popular commentator on Fox News Channel, featured frequently on Sean Hannity’s show.

Although he’s starting with slots on Cumulus Media-owned stations in some big cities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco and Washington, DC, it’s not immediately clear in which markets Bongino will be heard.

Meanwhile, Travis & Sexton have been tapped by the iHeart to broadcast their show, which will be distributed by Premiere Networks and heard on roughly 600 radio stations across the country.

It gives the show a significantly wider distribution footprint than its rivals at networks like Cumulus Westwood One.

Travis blogged about the upcoming show on his sports website which he is believed to be in the process of selling to Fox Corp.

‘I’ve always said that sports should be an escape from politics, but, increasingly, sports became politics,’ he said.

‘No one ever replaces a legend, and Rush Limbaugh is the most influential and listened to radio voice across multiple generations,’ Travis continued.

‘But the battles Rush fought aren’t ending. If anything, they’re just becoming more intense. And I think intense and rigorous and intelligent debate has never been more important in this country than it is right now.’

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Source: Daily Mail