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Dan Bongino Calls Out Cumulus Media Over Vaccine Mandate


Dan Bongino
Dan Bongino

Conservative radio host Dan Bongino called out Cumulus Media and Westwood One on Monday, daring them to cancel his show in response its vaccine mandate. Calling it "unethical" and "immoral," Bongino, who recently completed treatment for Hodgkin Lymphoma and is fully vaccinated, said on-air, "Cumulus is going to have to make a decision with me -- if they want to continue this partnership or they don't." Adding, "You can't have both"... his show and the vaccine mandate.

Cumulus announced in August that it would require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by September 27, unless they have a legal exception or work remotely. Bongino's show, syndicated by the company's Westwood One unit, is heard on over 300 stations and counts KABC-AM/Los Angeles, WLS-AM/Chicago, WBAP-AM/Dallas, KSFO-AM/San Francisco, KSEV-AM/Houston, WMAL-FM/Washington DC, KTTH-AM/Seattle and WJR-AM/Detroit as affiliates.

"I'm not going to play along," said Bongino. "Because it's really unfortunate that people with a lower profile than me, who don't have 300-plus stations, have been summarily either shown the door or been put in really untenable circumstances because they simply want to make a medical decision by themselves."

Bongino's program is also live-streamed on Fox Nation, but he did not refer to Fox Corp.'s vaccine rules, which require that employees be vaccinated or undergo daily COVID-19 testing.

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