Rush Limbaugh Might Be Getting Dropped From Radio UPDATE

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Update: As expected, Rush told his listeners that he's not going anywhere and that the Politico report is just part of the "public business negotiation."

Original post:
It looks like Rush Limbaugh is going to have to take his history lessons on how white people were actually awesome about slavery or about Obama's secret plot to end the GOP or how Chris Christie is so fat and dumb to some other venue, because, according to a report, the blowfish is going to be dropped from his radio spot at the end of the year.

Cumulus Media, the second-biggest broadcaster in the country, is not planning to renew Limbaugh's contract, according to Politico.

Cumulus is reportedly also dropping Sean Hannity's program, which means the two biggest conservative radio personalities will be gone from more than 40 stations across the country.

Earlier this year, Limbaugh was thinking of walking away from Cumulus anyway, because the company had reported a $2.4 million first-quarter decline that it blamed on Limbaugh's comments on Sandra Fluke.

Since Rush made the comments about the Georgetown law student, advertisers have been leaving in droves, which Limbaugh will probably say is a total coincidence.

The report says Cumulus, which is a division of Clear Channel, will likely not change the cost of distribution rights, and it's possible Limbaugh would be picked up by Clear Channel stations in the markets where he'd be dropped . But Clear Channel has pulled this move in the past before reaching a last-minute agreement with its talent.

Still, advertisers pulling away for Limbaugh being Limbaugh may be the breaking point here.

For its part, Cumulus released a statement on the report, saying:

"Cumulus is not in a position to comment about negotiations with talent under contract, no matter what the rumor of the day might be."

We're sure Rush will likely find a home somewhere else where he can blame this all on Obama and black people.

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Brian Bartlett
Brian Bartlett

excellent.. .no one like this racist pill popping douch any how.

Dino MacabreEnt
Dino MacabreEnt

More for Josh................The list of companies that officially announced on Twitter, Facebook or in statements to other media outlets that they would stop advertising on the radio show include: AccuQuote Life Insurance, Allstate Insurance, American Heart Association, AOL, Aquarium of the Pacific, Bare Escentuals, Bethesda Sedation Dentistry, Bonobos, Capital One, Carbonite, Cascades Dental, Citrix, Consolidated Credit Counseling Services, Constant Contact, Cunningham Security, Freedom Debt Relief, Geico, Girl Scouts, Goodwill Industries, Hadeed Carpet, JCPenney, Legal Zoom, Matrix Direct, Netflix, New York Lottery, Norway Savings Bank, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Philadelphia Orchestra, PolyCom, Portland Ovations, ProFlowers, Quicken Loans, Regal Assets, Reputation Rhino, RSVP Discount Beverage, Sears, Sensa, Service Magic, Sleep Train, Sleep Number, St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Tax Resolution, Thompson Creek Windows, TurboTax and Vitacost. Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/73675.html#ixzz2aSHk8id6

Dino MacabreEnt
Dino MacabreEnt

Just before Independence Day, UPS became the latest company to pull its ads from Limbaugh's show. More than forty companies -- including AOL, the parent company of The Huffington Post -- pulled its content. UPS customers heard a commercial for the company on KFAB during Limbaugh's show. They took to Twitter to ask UPS to pull the content, a request the company granted. Wow Josh i guess these don't count to you?

Dino MacabreEnt
Dino MacabreEnt

He's Fecal matter. Better if he was dropped from LIFE.

Josh Colletta
Josh Colletta

A few corrections here from a former radio-type person in the know: - Clear Channel does NOT own Cumulus. God only knows how the author got THAT idea. Syndication is not a sign of shared ownership by a long shot. - This is only Cumulus we're talking about, not anyone else. Yes, they're the second-largest radio company in the country, but making this move would be a MASSIVE mistake for them, and they know it. No competition they put up against Limbaugh or Hannity would EVER last, and they know THAT, too. That won't stop them, because that company is run by a bunch of idiots, but if you think they won't be kicking themselves because they're getting their asses handed to them for six hours on a daily basis, you're kidding yourself. - Limbaugh's not losing advertisers. Listen to his show some time. He's got just as many national buys as he's always had, if not more, and local advertisers may be skittish, but the ONLY positions radio is hiring for today are in SALES. Radio knows how to sell time, and if you lose one local spot for Limbaugh, you're gonna get three more advertisers clamoring for that time. That hasn't changed in the least. I don't defend Limbaugh's politics. I don't even defend Limbaugh. That's not up to me. But know your facts before writing a story on something that, as you even admit, has been rumored before and never panned out. It's a contractual negotiation. These things happen all the time. The only reason Limbaugh gets big press over them is because he draws the ire of a very vocal group of people who love to make noise any time he might run into some trouble. The "haters," if you will. Don't be one of them.

smdrpepper
smdrpepper topcommenter

Its okay, they will both end up running their local KKK chapters.  Cant say I will miss either of them.

Evin Safdia
Evin Safdia

Can we drop him from the empire state building instead?

freedombeforeslime
freedombeforeslime

@Karla Livingston Who ever forced you jerks to listen!  They may fill these spots but they will be the losers because they will never get the ratings, period!  Now how do we get people like you to go away?

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