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Salem Radio Shakeup: Hugh Hewitt, Larry Elder Promoted to New Time Slots

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Conservative radio stars Hugh Hewitt and Larry Elder will shift their commentary to highly-coveted timeslots at Salem Radio Network's KRLA-AM in Los Angeles this month.

Hewitt, who has been lauded for co-moderating some of the Republican debates this year, will shift his evening show to the peak morning drive time on the East Coast, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Elder, a New York Times best-selling author of four books often known as "The Sage from South Central," will move from his current timeslot, 9 to 11 p.m., into the evening prime time slot airing from 6 to 9 p.m.

A 25-year veteran of talk radio, Elder is well known for his afternoon drive radio program on KABC in Los Angeles, and moved to Salem's AM 870 The Answer in Los Angeles last year.

He frequently calls out Hollywood for what he says is a liberal bias, and maintains a friendly relationship with progressives — a balancing act for which he is often commended. He has interviewed Bill Maher, Cher, and his 15-minute on-air debate with MSNBC's Chris Matthews made many headlines.

Former U.S. Secretary of Education William Bennett, who has hosted a national Salem Radio Network show for more than a decade, will become "host emeritus," amid the programming change, and will appear for special events.

Liberal Brian Whitman and conservatives Ben Shapiro and Elisha Krauss will remain in their morning-crew slot as Salem shakes up its time schedules.

Shapiro recently quit as editor of Breitbart News after Donald Trump's campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was accused of — and later charged with — battering reporter Michelle Fields. Shapiro said that Breitbart did not support his colleague during the controversy.

Hewitt himself has had clashes with the Trump campaign. The billionaire called Hewitt a "third-rate radio announcer" after the radio host asked him pointed questions about Middle East policy.

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Conservative radio stars Hugh Hewitt and Larry Elder will shift their commentary to highly-coveted timeslots at Salem Radio Network's KRLA-AM in Los Angeles this month.
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