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Dan Bongino to join WOWO program lineup May 24th

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): The search for someone to fill Rush Limbaugh’s spot on the Newstalk 1190AM/107.9FM WOWO daily schedule is officially over.

Federated Media station management announced today that conservative commentator Dan Bongino will step into the 12 pm to 3 pm weekday timeslot starting on May 24th. His first on-air guest will be former U.S. President Donald Trump.

Bongino is a radio show host, podcast host, frequent television political commentator, and New York Times best-selling author whose books about his career as a Secret Service agent include Life Inside the Bubble and The Fight: A Secret Service Agent’s Inside
Account of Security Failings and the Political Machine, as well as Spygate: The Attempted Sabotage of Donald J. Trump.

Bongino was a Secret Service agent from 2006 to 2011, serving in the Obama and Bush administrations. He served as a New York City Police Department officer from 1995 to 1999 and provides expertise on international security and political strategy for national news outlets such as FOX News.

RELATED: Dan Bongino speaks with Fort Wayne’s Morning News host Kayla Blakeslee

Bongino holds an MBA from Penn State University and master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the City University of New York.

“We are excited to start a new era on WOWO,” said Program Director Mike Ragz. “Dan has been the most-requested host to take over for Rush, based on a listener survey, so we are happy to partner with Dan and make it happen.”

The Dan Bongino Show will replace the Rush Limbaugh Show, which has featured a rotation of guest hosts after Limbaugh’s death in February due to lung cancer.

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11 comments

Ron Dresser May 12, 2021 at 7:37 am

Very good choice! Thank you.

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Kiddx May 12, 2021 at 9:31 am

If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.
Why are you replacing a show that is doing great?!

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Darrin Wright May 12, 2021 at 9:53 am

Rush Limbaugh passed away in February. Station management determined that we must move forward.

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Gary P Randle May 12, 2021 at 11:47 am

All the best Dan. I will listen when I can. Loved your “that’s the way it is!” Attitude and discussion with guests on how to “fix it”.

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Kidd May 14, 2021 at 3:17 pm

Yes we all know he passed away. But what they are doing is great and has many well rounded hosts doing an awesome job. It’s a shame you are replacing this show.

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David Feryance May 12, 2021 at 11:08 am

Let’s face it the Rush Limbaugh broadcast is not going to go on much longer. You can;t keep doing a show with just guest host on every day. They are going to have to find a replacement at some point.

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Brenda J. May 12, 2021 at 11:23 am

I don’t care what his political views are; I just hope he’s not as hateful and mean spirited as Mr. Limbaugh always was.

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Cathy S May 12, 2021 at 8:28 pm

Apparently you didn’t listen to Rush. He wanted everyone to reach their own potential. He was a great man who loved God and this country.

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Bill May 12, 2021 at 12:26 pm

Tony Katz would have been a better choice if a replacement had to be made. Rush can be live streamed on numerous other stations for loyal followers to see where the Excellence in Broadcasting product goes. The guests/guides on Rush have been good since his passing, they will need to take up more of the slack while reducing on Rush audio clips.

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Slacker06 May 13, 2021 at 9:38 am

The irony is that you can take a clip of Rush form 10, 20, or 30 years ago and it is as fresh as the day he originally said it. Rush used to play his own clips that proves the point. Dan may be a great radio guy. But no one, and I MEAN NO ONE, will ever come close to replacing Rush.

Brenda J obviously never ever listened to Rush. The mean person she claims Rush is is totally false. No mean person could have possibly become as beloved to his fans as Rush has become. no mean person could have ever raised the money he raised for various organizations such as the Leukemia and military benevolences. No mean person could have ever written such a fantastic book series as the Rush Revere series. Rush Limbaugh was the farthest from “hateful and mean spirited as Mr. Limbaugh always was.”

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Ur crazy May 14, 2021 at 3:22 pm

Looks like I will be switching that time slot to EIB online. You should have stuck with it until they decided they were going to stop. Shame

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