Michael Savage told his radio audience back in August:
“I predict, right here, right now, that I, Michael Savage, and the ‘Savage Nation’ is going to take over ‘The Sean Hannity Show’ time slot by the end of the year. I am the heir apparent to afternoon drive on the East Coast and around America on Cumulus stations, which have the most powerful stations in the radio world. He’s probably a nice guy, but his time has come and his time has gone.”
Seems he was correct!
ATLANTA, September 26, 2013 – Cumulus Media Networks, with more than 5,500 affiliate radio stations reaching 129 million listeners every week, announces that Michael Savage’s The Savage Nation® will move to the highly coveted 3p-6p ET timeslot beginning in January 2014 – bringing his unique brand of “News, Views and Reviews” to drivetime on top radio stations nationwide.
The Savage Nation® will air on more than 200 affiliates of Cumulus Media Networks, including 60 stations owned and operated by Cumulus. Some of the cities where The Savage Nation® will air during drivetime include: New York (WABC), Chicago (WLS), Dallas (WBAP), Washington (WMAL), San Francisco (KSFO) and WJR (Detroit).
Not limited to politics, Savage has moved millions with his insights, humor and versatility. His PhD from the University of California and his 28 books, including six New York Times bestsellers, have made him ‘the Mark Twain of our time” to many. The Savage Nation® is the number one radio show on the Internet. Savage was awarded the coveted Freedom of Speech Award by Talkers Magazine.
“Mike is a proven ratings winner. Compelling, thought-provoking content is paramount — and Mike delivers show after show,” said John Dickey, Executive Vice President and co-Chief Operating Officer of Cumulus.
“With this important timeslot as well as the iconic Cumulus stations coveted by everyone in radio, I hope to edutain the world. Politics will always be my mainstay but there is so much more to talk about. Breaking news and science, religion, films, books have always been my calling cards. With these new stations, I break out a new deck”, said Michael Savage.
ABOUT CUMULUS MEDIA NETWORKS
Cumulus Media Networks has more than 5,500 affiliate radio stations reaching 129 million listeners in the 12+ demographic each week. Programs and services include ABC News Radio, The Mark Levin Show, The Mike Huckabee Show, The Huckabee Report, The Savage Nation, Geraldo, Imus in the Morning, The John Batchelor Show, Red Eye Radio, MoneyTalk with Bob Brinker, The Larry Kudlow Show, Radio Perez with Perez Hilton, Kidd Kraddick in the Morning, American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks and The Daly Download with Carson Daly. Other Cumulus Media Networks services include advanced digital media platforms with online interactive advertising; CBS Sports Radio; streaming audio and podcasts; format-specific ePrep; production libraries; and nine 24-hour formats including Scott Shannon’s True Oldies Channel and ABC Sports Radio. Cumulus Media Networks en Español includes leading Spanish-language programming such as Conexión Thalia.
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