Media Matters Vice President Angelo Carusone discusses Cumulus Media's plan to drop Limbaugh and Hannity07/29/13 Robert Lorei
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Rob Lorei interviews Media Matters Vice President Angelo Carusone to discuss reports that Cumulus Media plans on dropping Rush Limbaugh's and Sean Hannity's shows at the end of the year.
Cumulus carries Limbaugh and Hannity's shows on more than 40 of its stations, including Limbaugh's longtime flagship WABC in New York as well as stations in big markets like Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Dallas.
Limbaugh's show has been plagued with woes ever since advertisers began fleeing in the wake of Limbaugh's multi-day attack on then-law student Sandra Fluke; the majority of national advertisers are now boycotting Limbaugh's show. In fact, the backlash from advertisers has been so strong that it has spilled over, injuring digital streaming advertising as well as other similar programs (Sean Hannity's, for example).