(USA Features) Personalities Clay Travis and Buck Sexton will continue the late Rush Limbaugh’s legacy with their own show beginning next month.
The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show is set to debut June 21, reports said Thursday, airing on hundreds of stations around the country. They will attempt to fill the void left by Limbaugh after he passed away following a year-long battle with lung cancer Feb. 17.
“I could not be more excited to step onto the biggest platform in radio with my fantastic co-host, Clay Travis,” Sexton (above, right), who also hosts a show on The First streaming network, told the Washington Examiner. “We’re going to do a show that will make Rush listeners proud and bring a new generation of audience to the table.”
Travis, 42, is a sports journalist, TV analyst, lawyer, and founder of the sports news website Outkick.com. He has hosted a radio show called “Outkick the Coverage With Clay Travis” since 2016, which is syndicated to more than 350 affiliates around the country.
Sexton, 39, meanwhile, worked for the CIA as an analyst and as a New York Police Department counterterrorism expert before launching a broadcast career. He hosts The Buck Sexton Show on The First and was a fill-in host for Limbaugh.
“No one ever replaces a legend, and Rush Limbaugh is the most influential and listened to radio voice across multiple generations,” Travis noted on his blog. “But the battles Rush fought aren’t ending. If anything, they’re just becoming more intense. And I think intense and rigorous and intelligent debate has never been more important in this country than it is right now.”
He added: “This is a secret both of us have been keeping quiet for months now. We’ve even done secret mock shows with each other in addition to the daily shows we’ve also been doing. Trust me on this, Buck is fantastic, and we are going to have the best daily conversations anywhere on radio. I’m 100% confident of this fact.”
Conservative broadcaster and personality Dan Bongino is also filling some of Limbaugh’s former market, Cumulus Media’s Westwood One announced in March. His show launched on Monday featuring former President Donald Trump as his guest.