CINCINNATI (TDB) -- The grapevine is buzzing: When Matt Drudge gives up his Sunday night Premiere Radio talk show at the end of September, Cincinnati's Bill Cunningham will step in to replace the legend behind the Drudge Report. Premiere is owned by communications giant Clear Channel, and Cunningham works for that company. So maybe the grapevine is on to something.
If it is correct, Cunningham will have mighty big shoes to fill because Drudge's program airs in 204 markets across the United States. Cunningham is pretty much a local personality who now does an early afternoon weekday broadcast on 700, WLW-AM. He's a lawyer, a Republican and his wife, Penny, is a Hamilton County domestic relations judge.
OhioMedia gets the credit for landing a scoop on Drudge's replacement. So far, though, there is nothing official.