Rush Limbaugh dropped from WRKO radio network in Boston. The conservative talk radio host is syndicated via the Premiere Networks company. The network stated simply that WRKO could not reportedly reach a syndication renewal agreement with Limbaugh.
“We were unable to reach agreeable terms for The Rush Limbaugh Show to continue on WRKO,” Premiere Networks said, without going into any detail as to why the show was dropped from the radio station’s lineup.
Limbaugh’s conservative talk radio show had previously aired on WRKO, but was later switched to WXKS in 2010. The political talk show returned to WRKO in 2012.
The WRKO Boston radio network also did not offer any details about why Rush Limbaugh and Premiere Networks could not make a deal to keep the show on their air. The radio network did state that the show’s final broadcast on WRKO would be announced at a later date.
Premiere Networks stated that The Rush Limbaugh Show would be back on the air in Boston in the future.
“Rush Limbaugh airs daily in every measured media market in America, and we look forward to announcing exciting news for our Boston listeners soon,” Limbaugh’s syndicator said.
An excerpt released by the Premiere Radio Network addressing the WRKO decision for the Limbaugh drop explains the issue.
“We were unable to reach agreeable terms for The Rush Limbaugh Show to continue on WRKO. A final broadcast date will be announced in the near future. Rush Limbaugh airs daily in every measured media market in America, and we look forward to announcing exciting news for our Boston listeners soon.”
WRKO is reportedly the biggest affiliate to drop Rush Limbaugh’s program. The Boston market is the 10th largest in the country, according to a Nielsen survey conducted earlier this year.
— Rush Limbaugh (@rushlimbaugh) January 12, 2015
WMBF News announced that Indianapolis’ WIBC would not renew the contract with The Rush Limbaugh Show in April. A specific reason for the non-renewal was not given. Emmis Communications Senior Vice President and Market Manager Charlie Morgan, stated that the partnership with Premiere Radio Networks was great.
“Rush has been an iconic part of WIBC‘s heritage and success. WIBC has a strong line-up of live and local personalities delivering great radio, and we will continue to be Indianapolis’ home for listeners with a passion for conservative values and principles.”
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