Nice list. I am sorry to see Savage at number 5. He is a blowhard, always talking about how great he is. It’s ok to say you are great, it has to be said, but he is way over the top on his own greatness. Plus he puts down other hosts, although without actually naming them. Hugh Hewitt always sounds like he is yelling, and he is a GOPe type, so he is not on e of my favorites. I am glad to see Levin at 4, although he is much better than Hannity, in my opinion. I wouldn’t mind hearing Herman Cain instead of some of the others, and I think Lars Larson is a bit better than many of those ahead of him on the list.
I don’t understand Alan Colmes being anywhere above 52. He is the most boring talk show host I have ever heard.
Look at #4 (Beck and Levin) and you’ll see that Savage is actually at #6 when taken show by show.
Also, his show’s numbers are more than doubled by Hannity’s and Limbaugh’s numbers.
I like Levin a lot. I seldom get a chanc3 to listen so I use the app to listen to segments.
My favorite moment that made him stand out to me was a caller starts off his call talking about how he’ll be fine as opposed to some other area facing a hurricane because those are liberals and he’s conservative. The caller meant it as a joke about how liberals aren’t prepared but Levin gave him a light dressing down for the conceit. Then apologized for being too serious.
I like that in a host. One who takes serious issues seriously but doesn’t like being angry and upset about things.
“Nice list. I am sorry to see Savage at number 5. He is a blowhard, always talking about how great he is. “
Exactly...I have almost quit listening to him. He is obsessed with PERCEIVED greatness and popularity. He can not stop talking about how he beats Hannity in New York. So what? big deal. I would not even know that Hannity has a talk show.
Rush is my primary talker, and automatically recorded for me on my DAR.fm service, as I am asleep when he is on live.
Here I thought you were talking about Rush Limbaugh. Rush goes on and on about himself an order of magnitude more that the occasional self promotion of Savage.
Rush talks about his book. Rush talks about what others are saying or quoting about him. You can skip the first half hour of Rush and miss nothing.
Furthermore, Rush is predictable; Savage is not. I like diversity in talk radio. I listen to Laura, Rush, Savage, Hannity, Levin and more.
Herman Cain is great.