REPORT: WJR parent company planning to drop Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity at the end of the year

(WXYZ) - Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh may soon have to find new homes on the Detroit radio dial.

A report by the political news website Politico says Cumulus Media, the parent company of WJR radio, is planning to drop both of the conservative radio hosts from their radio stations in more than 40 major markets.

Cumulus is the second biggest radio broadcaster in the country.

The report says both hosts would be dropped at the end of the year.

According to the Politico, the issue is contentious negotiations over the price of the shows between Cumulus and Premiere Networks, the syndicator that distributes Limbaugh and Hannity.

Premiere is also a division of Clear Channel, Cumulus Media's biggest competitor on the radio dial.

However, it should be noted that this is not the first time negotiations over the high cost of Limbaugh and Hannity's shows has led to talk that the hosts would be dropped from radio stations.

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