DAN BONGINO KICKS OFF WITH A MAJOR GUEST IN HIS RADIO SHOW APPEARANCE FILLING RUSH LIMBAUGH’S SHOES…
The vast majority of the late Rush Limbaugh’s fans are under no illusions that anyone in the talk radio business now or at any time in the near future can replace his combo of political insight, wit, humor, and analysis.
The reality is, no one in the conservative talk radio industry is going to try to replace Rush. They know better than anyone that it simply can’t be done: How do you replace a human being so good at what he did he literally is irreplaceable?
Nevertheless, there is a talk show host who will be moving into Limbaugh’s old time slot, 12 noon-3 p.m. Monday through Friday, and frankly, the guy who was picked — former NYPD officer and Secret Service agent Dan Bongino — was an incredible choice.
To state the obvious, Bongino isn’t Limbaugh, but he’s not trying to be, either. Bongino is Bongino, and he certainly is as unique as he is talented. He is politically savvy, can hold his own when it comes to left-wing detractors, and knows his subjects cold. And in one way, he is like Limbaugh: A consummate professional.
That said, Bongino will be moving into Limbaugh’s old slot on Monday, and his first guest is sure to draw a lot of audience, per The Western Journal:
Conservative commentator Dan Bongino will be joined by former President Donald Trump on Monday during Bongino’s first national radio broadcast, as he attempts to help fill the void left behind by late radio icon Rush Limbaugh.
Limbaugh, who passed away from lung cancer in February, of course, can never be replaced.
But in the absence of his booming voice and towering intellect, many conservatives seeking some semblance of normality on the radio while they drive or work are in need of a boost.
Limbaugh’s old time slot, Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET, will become Bongino’s beginning on May 24.
“The show will take the three-hour slot formally held by the late great Rush Limbaugh in markets including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. A radio station locator will be available here on Bongino.com when the show is live to assist anyone who needs help finding a way to listen,” the host noted on his website.
When we last saw Trump and Limbaugh together, it was during the former’s February State of the Union Address in 2020, just ahead of the COVID-19 pandemic, when Limbaugh was receiving the country’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
“Here tonight is a special man, beloved by millions of Americans who just received a stage four advanced cancer diagnosis. This is not good news, but what is good news is that he is the greatest fighter and winner that you will ever meet,” Trump said.
“I am proud to announce tonight that you will be receiving our country’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom,” the former president added.
Last fall, ahead of the Nov. 3 election when Limbaugh was out, Trump guest-hosted the entire three-hour program, to fantastic ratings (a feat, given that Limbaugh’s ratings were always high).
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