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Dan Bongino Challenges Cumulus Media’s Vaccine Mandates

Bongino said CEO Mary Berner addressed the company by saying that “regretfully because of public health, we had to let some people go because of the vaccine mandates.”

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Radio host Dan Bongino challenged the validity of Cumulus Media’s vaccine mandates, railed against CEO Mary Berner, and reiterated his desire to leave the company during a diatribe that was brought on by Cumulus firing more employees because of vaccine requirements Thursday. 

The rant began at the top of the second hour with Bongino discussing an email that was sent out by Berner regarding the termination of unidentified employees who were let go in the name of “public health.” 

Bongino said Berner addressed the company by saying that “regretfully because of public health, we had to let some people go because of the vaccine mandates.”

“I don’t understand what the public health component is,” said Bongino. “The vaccine is entirely ineffective against stopping transmission from Omicron and that’s been scientifically proven.” 

In October, Bongino issued an ultimatum to Cumulus Media, demanding that they get rid of their vaccine requirements or fire him. 

Thursday, Bongino became furious when the company not only fired more employees over mandates but also notified its employees that “vaccine misinformation” was being broadcast over the radio. Bongino then proceeded to invite Berner on the show multiple times to defend the company’s policy. 

“You want to come on the show?” Bongino asked several times. “Let’s have a little debate. I hope you’re not talking about this show [broadcasting vaccine misinformation] because if you did, and you had any guts, you would say don’t come back tomorrow.”  

Bongino told his audience that “he doesn’t work for Berner and that Berner works for him.” 

“I don’t need you, you need me,” he said. “Nobody is listening to the Mary Berner show. I don’t need you for anything.” 

Bongino admitted that he is double vaccinated and also said that he was not going to get the booster shot citing a battle with COVID-19 following the vaccination process. 

Cumulus Media is not the only broadcasting company to require its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Most, if not all,  major radio companies like Audacy and iHeartMedia have mandates in place. 

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  1. Kathy Hockman

    January 17, 2022 at 12:49 pm

    I stand with Dan. Will not listen to that time slot if he’s not there.

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Former KABC Talk Host Michael Jackson Dies at 87

Jackson’s radio career spanned five decades; 32 of those years were spent at KABC (1966-1998).

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One of the pioneers in the Los Angeles talk radio scene has passed away. Michael Jackson, a longtime fixture at KABC Los Angeles (790), died at 87-years-old on Saturday in his LA home, a spokesperson said

“The world knew and adored our Michael Jackson. But Michael’s home was California, Los Angeles, America. For that, we are grateful,” former California Senator Barbara Boxer in a statement.

Jackson’s radio career spanned five decades; 32 of those years were spent at KABC (1966-1998) and syndicated on the ABC Radio Network for nearly a decade. During his time at KABC radio, Jackson had interviewed hundreds of public figures from politicians, actors, musicians, etc. 

“It was a testament to Michael, that so many of the guests and celebrities preferred to actually come in studio, rather than do phoners,” said Lyle Gregory, Jackson’s Show Producer of 30 years. 

“With his British accent and boyhood charm, Michael made people comfortable, they opened up. That was his gift. Michael molded an interview into conversation, news and information. Like two people sitting at a kitchen table talking. A table, an open window, where millions tuned in daily across the nation, so many of them referring to Michael as their personal University.”

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Jason Rantz, Chris Stigall Talk Crime Increase in Their Cities

Rantz and Stigall joined Fox News’ Dan Bongino over the weekend on his show “Unfiltered.” 

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A pair of conservative radio hosts are speaking out about significant increases in crime in their respective cities. 

Jason Rantz of AM 770 KTTH in Seattle and Chris Stigall with 990 The Answer in Philadelphia and KCMO in Kansas City, joined Fox News’ Dan Bongino over the weekend on his show “Unfiltered.” 

Stigall told Bongino that the crime problem in Philadelphia stems from District Attorney Larry Krasner’s propensity to reduce jail time for people convicted of serious crimes. 

“The criminals in Philadelphia who I suppose largely are the Democrats too, they know Larry Krasner as “let ‘em loose Larry,” said Stigall. “The crime infestation has been huge; you’ve had businesses burned and looted.” 

Rantz said people who commit serious crimes need to be punished accordingly. 

“Laws no longer apply anywhere,” Rantz said jokingly. “It’s not like conservatives are saying every single crime that’s committed by every single person deserves life in prison, nobody is taking that position.” 

Several cities in the U.S. including Philadelphia established new records for murders in 2021.

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Dan Bongino: YouTube Is a Free-Speech Hating Platform

Bongino appeared on Fox & Friends Saturday to discuss the suspension, which the platform said was temporary. 

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YouTube suspended and demonetized conservative talk show host Dan Bongino’s account after he questioned the efficacy of masks Friday. 

Bongino appeared on Fox & Friends Saturday to discuss the suspension, which the platform said was temporary. 

“The suspension is over in seven days,” Bongino said. “In seven days, I am going back to YouTube and I am going to repost the exact same content questioning the efficacy of masks.” 

Bongino tweeted his response to YouTube which includes an email to someone named “Coco.” 

“We knew it was a matter of time before the tyrannical, free-speech hating, bulls**t, big tech s**t hole you work for, would try to silence us,” Bongino wrote. 

Many conservative pundits think that Big Tech is unfairly targeting them. Last year, YouTube removed and demonetized conservative commentator Steven Crowder’s account for making claims that the 2020 election was stolen. Crowder eventually filed suit against the platform. 

Bongino, an investor in social media platform Rumble, said he plans to post his content there while he awaits the end of his YouTube suspension. He told YouTube he plans to post the same content that earned him a suspension when he is reinstated. 

Last week, during his nationally syndicated radio show, Bongino berated Cumulus Media CEO Mary Berner for firing employees for not adhering to the company’s vaccine mandates. Bongino’s show is distributed by Westwood One which is owned by Cumulus Media.

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