Conservative talk show host Michael Savage’s popular radio program “The Savage Nation” is going back on the air on a new network.
Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 23, Savage’s show will air on Cumulus Media Networks, with more than 525 stations in 110 markets nationwide reaching 121 million listeners.
“The Savage Nation” will air live from 9 p.m. to midnight Eastern Monday through Friday, delivering his “incisive thoughts on politics, American culture, and traditional values,” Cumulus stated. “His famous ‘news, views and reviews’ will continue to inform and entertain millions of loyal and new listeners on powerhouse Cumulus stations.”
Savage's talk show left his previous network in September after he won a legal battle with his longtime employer, freeing him to work with any station or network.
While it was on the air, “The Savage Nation” was the third-most-listened-to radio talk show in the nation with more than 10 million listeners weekly. In 2012 it became the No. 1 talk show on the Internet.
“Cumulus and Savage will make radio history,” Savage declared.
“The turbulent times we live in give talk radio a new power. This is the biggest move of my radio career and I look forward to reaching many millions of new listeners on their flamethrower signals.”
John Dickey, co-chief operating officer of Cumulus, said: “As we aggressively create radio’s most compelling mix of show hosts, the addition of Michael Savage is a milestone in our determined efforts to provide our listeners nationwide with the best programming in the business.”
Cumulus Media Networks this year has announced new shows with hosts Mike Huckabee, Geraldo Rivera, and Perez Hilton.
Savage is the author of 28 books, including six New York Times bestsellers. He was awarded the coveted Freedom of Speech Award by Talkers magazine.
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