Bill Cunningham is an American talk radio host. His full-time job is hosting The Big Show with Bill Cunningham, a local show on 700 WLW in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cunningham now hosts Live on Sunday Night, it’s Bill Cunningham, which is syndicated to over 300 stations by Premiere Radio Networks. He is also a regular guest on Fox News Channel’s Hannity.
Cunningham’s first regular show on the station was at night, generally from 9:00 p.m. until midnight; this meant that his show was not heard during the summer months, when WLW broadcasts Cincinnati Reds baseball games. In the late 1990s, Cunningham’s show was moved to early afternoons, which put his show directly opposite that of one of his favorite radio stars, Rush Limbaugh, whose show is heard on sister station 550 WKRC.
In 2001, Cunningham won the National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Award for Large-Market Personality of the Year.
Cunningham is a Republican, and his political views are mostly conservative sometimes libertarian. To the guests or callers whose statements or views Cunningham respects and appreciates, he will often dub them “A Great American.” While Cunningham will spend a majority of his show blasting liberal politics, he will often remark about his disfavor of Republicans who do not practice conservative values by calling them “RINO’s”. Cunningham’s topics include a variety of subjects, but usually focus on national and local news and politics. His efforts to discuss conservative sensibilities often lead him to make “edgy” assessments, sometimes resulting in backlash. However, Cunningham will usually attempt to justify his points as they relate to local or national issues, typically at the conclusion of his on-air discussions.