While his fellow conservative radio host Sean Hannity may ultimately opt out of his Cumulus deal, Rush Limbaugh announced today that he has signed a new three-year deal with the radio operator, quelling all rumors that he was “on the way out.”
For months, political media blogs (including this one) have speculated as to whether Limbaugh would be leaving Cumulus amid what appeared to be tense negotiations. Some radio insiders told us that Limbaugh had become problematic for advertisers; others said the dispute was simply business-related. After a while, it became clear that the radio host’s troubles with Cumulus had little to do with his personal politics and more to do with the inner-dealings of a multi-million dollar radio broadcasting company.
On his radio show Friday afternoon, Limbaugh proudly announced that he had completed his business negotiations with Cumulus earlier this week. “There will not be any changes,” he told his audience. The only change, he added, is that he will be leaving New York’s WABC in January for WOR.
The radio host then called himself the “Doctor of Democracy” and said that, unlike under Obama’s health care plans, “the deal you have with your doctor isn’t changing.”
Listen below, via The Rush Limbaugh Show:
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