Local conservatives may miss their daily fix of Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity at the end of this year. Clear Channel, which produces the Limbaugh and Hannity programs, is in a dispute with Cumulus Broadcasting, the media company that owns WOKI, which broadcasts the talk shows in Knoxville.
Cumulus wants to pay less for the programming, according to a story in Politico, and its chief honcho blames Limbaugh's comments about Sandra Fluke being a "slut" and a "prostitute" for a huge dip in its advertising revenues. Fluke was a Georgetown law student who testified on the availability of birth-control pills.
Cumulus and Clear Channel have argued before. It could be resolved by the time the contract is up, but Cumulus is lining up alternative hosts should it happen, according to Politico.