Several associates have advised Radio Ink that Dan Bongino’s syndicated present can be best-of once more this week. One PD stated Westwood One knowledgeable him that Bongino “chose” to take this week off. The conservative talker was not dwell final week both as he battles with Cumulus over their COVID-19 mandate.
One station proprietor advised us having Bongino in best-of reveals is just not lower than optimum. “There are things that need to be talked about right now. Week old news is past its freshness date. Trying to sound current by discussing things two weeks old is worse than trying to stay up-to-date by reading a newspaper.”
Bongino has stated he has no plans to let this go. He stated Cumulus goes to must decide about his present, in the event that they need to proceed the partnership. Cumulus and Westwood One haven’t commented publicly on the state of affairs.
Bongino has extra leverage than most. The former NYPD officer and Secret Service agent can be a best-selling creator, is a bunch on FOX News, together with his personal program on Saturday nights, and earlier than partnering with Cumulus, was a profitable podcaster. He stated it’s unlucky that folks that aren’t heard on over 300 stations have been summarily proven the door or been put in an untenable place as a result of they need to make a medical choice by themselves.