Conservative activist Charlie Kirk has been added to the afternoon talk programming format at WABC in New York, joining the station that launched the nationally syndicated career of Rush Limbaugh, the station announced Friday.
Kirk, the founder of Turning Point — a political advocacy group aimed at high school and college-age students — will take the noon to 1 p.m. slot, the first hour of Limbaugh’s old program time.
''I am thrilled and honored to take the same time and station where my friend and American hero Rush Limbaugh launched his national radio show in 1988,'' Kirk said on WABC’s website.
The 27-year-old Kirk has been on the Salem Radio Network from noon to 3 p.m. Eastern time since Oct. 5.
Kirk joins WABC’s lineup of conservative voices such as Greg Kelly, Rudy Giuliani, Bill O’Reilly and Brian Kilmeade. Limbaugh, who died in February, launched his national show in 1988 with WABC as the flagship station of a network that grew to 650 stations before he moved across town to rival WOR in 2014.
''Charlie Kirk has proven to be one of the bright lights of the conservative movement,'' said billionaire busineman John Catsimatidis, who bought WABC in 2019. ''He’s young, energetic, articulate, and proving to be a great radio talent.''
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