Cumulus Media, a broadcasting company that is home to several prominent conservative figures, has called on its right-wing hosts to stop making false claims that the elections are “rigged” or stopped, a move that comes amid a radical change in American business. following the Capitol takeover, although some hosts say they never received the memo.
“We must help induce national calm NOW,” wrote Brian Philips, executive vice president of content at Cumulus, in an internal memo to employees on Wednesday, which was first reported by Inside Music Media and the Washington post, as pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol.
In the memo, Philips writes that if an employee violates this policy, “you can expect to separate from the company immediately.”
Cumulus Media, which owns more than 400 radio stations across the country including WMAL in Washington and KABC in Los Angeles, is home to leading conservative hosts such as Mark Levin, Ben Shapiro and Dan Bongino.
In a statement to Forbes On Monday, Shapiro said he never received the note from Cumulus and was not one of their employees, adding that he “never failed to accept the election result.”
Levin, Bongino and Cumulus did not respond
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