PREMIERE Network has announced the new duo that will replace Rush Limbaugh’s prime-time radio show hours.
Who is Buck Sexton?
Sexton, 39, is a radio host and political commentator who served as an officer with the Central Intelligence Agency and a New York Police Department counterterrorism expert.
Sexton is a regular on Fox News as a national security analyst and was previously national security editor for The Blaze.
The journalist previously hosted his own three-hour radio talk show The Buck Sexton Show, which streamed on iHeartMedia.
Before Sexton’s takeover in 2017, the show was titled America Now and was hosted by Meghan McCain.Buck Sexton was the host of his own radio talk show, The Buck Sexton Show[/caption]
Sexton took over the show’s day-to-day operations after McCain left the program in January 2017.
Sexton’s radio show covered politics and was intended as a broad-audience rundown of the day’s news event, including entertainment.
However, the show became a more traditional conservative talk show under his run and was rebranded as The Buck Sexton Show.
The show aired across 100 affiliates live or on tape delay, along with an iHeartRadio app channel.Clay Travis[/caption]
Will the new radio show still be called The Rush Limbaugh Show?
iHeartMedia president Julie Talbott said that the late radio star’s show would not be replaced.
“We’re not going to replace Rush Limbaugh, we’re going to have an evolution of the show with fresh voices—those that grew up on Rush and admired him,” Talbott said.
Sexton and Travis, 42, will operate a similar right-wing affair, tackling news stories of the day, politics, and current events.
Premiere Networks hopes the younger duo will bring something new to talk radio, while also continuing on in Limbaugh’s legacy.
The program will be renamed The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show, and is slated to being airing on June 21.Rush Limbaugh died on February 17, 2021[/caption]
The radio show is expected to air around the country, from noon to 3pm ET, on hundreds of stations.
What did Sexton say about the new opportunity?
The pair have both had experience on the radio, with Travis having hosted a Fox Sports Radio show since 2016.
“The most dominant talk radio hosts have been from one generation; Clay and I represent the next phase,” Sexton said.
“We’re going to bring the perspective of two guys who see a country they’re deeply worried about, and a massive audience that needs people who will speak for them.”
Speaking of the new opportunity, Travis said that the fresh pair has “the unique ability to offer a perspective that many people in their 20s and 30s are desperate to hear” before paying tribute to Limbaugh.Sexton and Travis will compete with conservative Dan Bongino, who also occupies the same time slot on the East Coast side[/caption]
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“Rush’s connection with his audience is one of the primary legacies of his show,” Travis said.
The pair tapped by iHeart will go up against conservative Dan Bongino, who was picked by Cumulus Media’s Westwood One to fill the noon to 3pm Eastern slot in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco and Washington, DC.
The Dan Bongino Show launched on May 24 with former President Donald Trump as a leading guest.