Rush Limbaugh Changed by Clay Travis and Buck Sexton


Three months after right-wing talk radio star Rush Limbaugh died, Premiere Networks announced that Clay Travis and Buck Sexton would take over his time slot.

The duo will host a weekday program from noon to 3 p.m. Eastern that will be syndicated to hundreds of radio stations in the US by Premiere Networks, a division of iHeartMedia, the network said Thursday.

The station has broadcast old episodes of “The Rush Limbaugh Show” in the time slot since Mr. Limbaugh’s death in February. “The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show” begins June 21st. The recruitment was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.

Mr. Limbaugh died on February 17 at the age of 70 of complications from lung cancer. He had dominated the conservative media landscape for more than three decades with his provocative commentary and propensity to advance conspiracy theories. At the time of his death, he had an audience of approximately 15 million.

Premiere Networks is hoping to keep that crowd with its new picks, but the pair face competition from Mr. Limbaugh’s peers on other networks. Cumulus Media’s Westwood One arm announced in April that right-wing commentator Dan Bongino would be taking over the time slot from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on his radio stations with a new show. Radio America recently signed a multi-year contract with Dana Loesch, former spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association, which also has a program over the same period.

Mr. Travis, 42, is the founder of the sports and politics website, recently launched by Fox Corp. was bought. He hosts a nationally syndicated show on Fox Sports Radio and co-hosts a daily sports betting television show on Fox Sports 1. Mr. Sexton, 39, a former CIA officer, has his own three-hour weekday talk radio program on Premiere Networks and is a frequent guest on Fox News.