Raleigh-based conservative radio host Bill LuMaye was fired from his post at WPTF News Radio 680 earlier this month, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still hear his show.
Lumaye, who started at WPTF in 2004, posted on Facebook on Aug. 13 that he had been told after his show on Aug. 11 that he would no longer be working at WPTF. On Aug. 14, LuMaye posted a link to his new podcast, “The Bill LuMaye Show,” on audioboom.com. In that post, LuMaye described the dismissal as “liberating,” and at WPTF he had to deliver a “filtered, watered down version” of his show.
“This is only the start of something so much bigger than I could have imagined only a few days ago. I’ve been liberated from the filtered, watered-down version of the Bill LuMaye Show that I had to manage for so many years on local radio.”
In that first episode of his podcast, LuMaye says WPTF wanted to “move in another direction” and that now he can “talk freely.” So far, LuMaye’s podcast topics have included the removal of the Confederate statue in Durham, the recent press conference by President Donald Trump, a call to remove the statue of News & Observer founder Josephus Daniels from Nash Square in Raleigh and the solar eclipse.
The podcast is available at audioboom.com/channels/4923179.
We reached out to WPTF and to LuMaye for additional comment. WPTF is a member of the Curtis Media Group.