Glenn Beck fans who are used to tuning into his radio show on SiriusXM’s Patriot Channel 125 are in for a rude awakening: his show is no longer being carried on the channel. Beck’s former 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. slot on Patriot will now belong to talker David Webb.
Sirius has not dropped Beck altogether, instead relegating his show to channel 132, which until recently carried traffic reports for the Boston, DC, and Philadelphia metro areas. Joining Beck on the channel is everyone’s favorite money guru, Dave Ramsey.
No offense to Ramsey, but this move seems like a demotion of sorts for Beck. Patriot is known to be the home of some of the conservative movement’s biggest powerhouses, including Sean Hannity and Mark Levin; other offerings include Andrew Wilkow’s show and NRA News’ Cam & Company.
What does this mean for Beck? Well, probably not a whole heck of a lot considering he owns his own media company. And it may simply be retribution for a long-simmering dispute between Beck and Sirius, which started last year when author Brad Thor appeared on Beck’s show and used some language that was construed as a threat toward then-candidate Donald Trump.
But it could also mean that SiriusXM is looking for an excuse to phase out the show permanently.