Rush Limbaugh show bumped to smaller Philly station
Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh may be still feeling the fallout from his comments about a Georgetown Law student. After calling Sandra Fluke a “slut,” Limbaugh’s sponsors began abandoning the show in droves. Now the Philadelphia station that syndicates Limbaugh’s radio show, CBS’ WPHT, have dropped the program in favor of a local program The Michael Smerconish Show. Limbaugh will be moved to a smaller, new Philadelphia station, WKDN. The Huffington Post reports:
CBS Radio stated that Premiere Radio Networks, the company that syndicates Limbaugh’s program, notified the network that it had moved the show to a new station in Philadelphia, WKDN. The Times noted that the new station, WKDN, is smaller than WPHT, but is an FM station.
“Premiere recently notified WPHT they will be syndicating Rush Limbaugh on a new station in Philadelphia. As a result, we are pleased to be able to now showcase Michael, who is a well-known and acclaimed broadcaster in Philadelphia, in this new time period.”
In wake of Limbaugh’s offensive comments, two radio stations dropped his show last month, stating that the host crossed the line. More than 100 advertisers disassociated themselves from Limbaugh—including AOL, the parent company of The Huffington Post—and pulled content from his program.
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