As we reported yesterday, radio hosts Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity are currently being dropped from 40 different radio stations, despite hosting the first and second most popular radio shows in America.
Well, there have been rumors floating around that is because of comments the two made about Sandra luke last year.
During the Sandra Fluke controversy in February of last year, Limbaugh said, “[She] essentially says that we must pay for her to have sex – what does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex. She’s having so much sex she can’t afford the contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex.” (For all of you who don’t remember, Fluke vehemently demanded that tax payers fund women’s birth control.)
It has now been revealed, however, that the rumors are not true.
Cumulus Media is the second-biggest broadcaster in the US, and responsible for putting the hosts’ shows on many channels. Both Limbaugh and Hannity are parting ways with the company — but it has nothing to do with the Fluke comments, as most media reported yesterday.
As reported by Breitbart this morning:
The Cumulus split with Limbaugh and Hannity is due to the fact that Limbaugh and Hannity are syndicated by Premiere, a division of Clear Channel, Cumulus’ top rival. Clear Channel has its own stations in major cities across the country, and Cumulus will presumably make more money by syndicating its own programming; talks reportedly broke down over cost of distribution.
It is extremely likely that this will result in Limbaugh and Hannity losing their spots and the first and second most listened to radio personalities. NPR’s Morning Edition (yes… NPR) is therefore set to be the top show in the nation.
Cumulus has not yet decided who will replace the time slots of Limbaugh and Hannity. Local and regional radio talent agencies have been asked to send potential names to be considered.
Cumulus refuses to comment on their decision to drop the hosts. They put out a statement that said, “Cumulus is not in a position to comment about negotiations with talent under contract, no matter what the rumor of the day might be.”