WASHINGTON — SirusXM Radio cut ties with former Breitbart executive chairman Steve Bannon after he was forced out of Breitbart News Tuesday.
“Breitbart News has decided to end its relationship with Stephen K. Bannon, therefore he will no longer host on SiriusXM since our programming agreement is with Breitbart News,” SiriusXM said in a brief statement.
Bannon stepped down from his post after the release of a White House tell-all book by Michael Wolff that depicted the former White House strategist demeaning President Trump and his family.
Bannon said in a statement on the Breitbart website following his departure, “I’m proud of what the Breitbart team has accomplished in so short a period of time in building out a world-class news platform.”
Breitbart CEO Larry Solov added, “Steve is a valued part of our legacy, and we will always be grateful for his contributions, and what he has helped us to accomplish.”
Breitbart has two daily shows on SiriusXM’s Patriot Channel that Bannon would often host with other staffers, as well as shows that broadcast on the weekend. Prior his time at the White House, Bannon hosted primarily the Breitbart News morning show.
Following his return to radio hosting after his time in the White House, opponents of the administration threatened boycotts of the company for rehiring the former chief strategist of the president. Celebrities canceled radio interviews as a protest to Bannon’s presence at SiriusXM.