Rush Limbaugh addressed reports that he is getting dropped from Cumulus, the second-largest radio network in the country, on Monday.
"Nothing is gonna happen that you will notice," Limbaugh said on his radio show. "Nothing is going to change. You are going to be able to get this radio program on as many if not more radio stations down the road than it's on now, and what you're being treated to is just a public business negotiation. Negotiations have been taken public by one side of this and I thought it was done!"
"But I just want to assure you, everything's cool, and as always, what's on the table for this program is growth," he said, adding that he wished he could disclose details about the negotiations, but couldn't.
He was responding to Politico's report on Sunday night that Cumulus, which runs about 40 radio stations across the country, was getting ready to drop Limbaugh and Sean Hannity over a dispute with Premiere Networks about distribution costs. He did not promise on Monday that Cumulus wouldn't drop his program.
The report comes after Cumulus CEO Lew Dickey blamed Limbaugh and his incendiary comments about Sandra Fluke for the company's financial losses over the past year and a half. According to Politico, Premiere is reportedly planning to carry the shows in the markets where it is dropped by Cumulus.