Dan Bongi­no extends deal to host radio show despite announc­ing show’s end last year

Con­ser­v­a­tive radio talk show host Dan Bongi­no has extend­ed his con­tract to host his show on West­wood One, despite a pre­vi­ous fall­out with the media com­pa­ny last year.
Bongi­no stat­ed in Decem­ber 2022 that he would be end­ing his show once his con­tract with West­wood One end­ed, which would have been June 2024. How­ev­er, the known con­ser­v­a­tive will now host his show, which start­ed in May 2021 fol­low­ing Rush Lim­baugh­’s death, for sev­er­al more years.
“It’s been a fas­ci­nat­ing cou­ple years of ups and downs, both per­son­al­ly and in the polit­i­cal space,” Bongi­no said in a state­ment. “I love what I do, and I’m ecsta­t­ic that we’ve agreed to move for­ward with the show after changes were made. I want to thank all the shows’ sup­port­ers, the sta­tions and pro­gram direc­tors for their con­tin­ued sup­port. I promise to keep my foot on the gas ped­al.”
The ini­tial fall­out between Bongi­no and West­wood One began after the host pub­licly bat­tled with Cumu­lus Media, which owns West­wood One. The feud was over Cumu­lus’s COVID-19 vac­cine man­date, which many employ­ers enforced dur­ing the COVID-19 pan­dem­ic. In protest of the pol­i­cy, Bongi­no took a brief hia­tus from host­ing his show.
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