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Michael Savage Predicts He Will Replace Hannity at Cumulus, Limbaugh Likely to Stay
Mediaite ^ | August 15, 2013 | Matt Wilstein

Posted on 08/15/2013 7:05:37 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi

Conservative radio host Michael Savage teased a “major announcement” on his website earlier today, and tonight, he delivered. Savage predicted that he will be replacing Sean Hannity’s time slot on Cumulus Media’s network of stations. While Hannity’s fate appeared to be tied to that of Rush Limbaugh in the initial reports on the Cumulus move, Mediaite has learned from a talk radio source Limbaugh is likely to stay. Mediaite has also learned from multiple talk radio sources that Savage’s prediction will likely be confirmed soon.

“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,” Savage said. “He’s probably a nice guy, but his time is come and his time has gone,” he continued, and “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.”

If Hannity’s strong right-wing views were the impetus for Cumulus’ decision to potentially let him go, they would not be getting anything less conservative in Savage. The host has a long history of causing controversy with his remarks, dating back at least 10 years to the comments that caused MSNBC to fire him. Since then, he has blamed Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts’ epilepsy medicine for his health care ruling, mocked Fox News’ “empty skirts” and “lipsticks with legs” and labeled President Obama the “first Muslim president.”

Savage also has a history of animosity with the man he says he’s replacing. He recently called Hannity a “fake conservative” and one of the “most shallow men in the America media.”

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1 posted on 08/15/2013 7:05:37 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: MaryLou1

Savage ping!


2 posted on 08/15/2013 7:06:57 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

He must have found another happy juice bar on his way home. Good for him.

Hannity will survive, he can always remodel condos or sumthin’


3 posted on 08/15/2013 7:08:20 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Savage is reaching Alex Jones’ territory.


4 posted on 08/15/2013 7:09:57 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

didn’t this DIMBULB come out against ZIMMY early and often?....go home weiner...i think we might be lookin at early onset, dementia here...too much organic food maybe...


5 posted on 08/15/2013 7:12:30 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: NormsRevenge

Are you kidding me? Savage is a mental pornographer and a fraud of the highest order. That freakshow may sound conservative at times, but is a raving lunatic 20 minutes later. Plus, anyone who listens to that raving lunatic will be either perpetually angry, mentally damaged, or depressed. Probably all.


6 posted on 08/15/2013 7:13:11 PM PDT by sagar
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Rush called Cumulus a “garbage company”.

I don’t think the question is will Hannity survive.

The question is will Cumulus survive.


7 posted on 08/15/2013 7:14:20 PM PDT by DManA
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

“The host has a long history of causing controversy with his remarks, dating back at least 10 years to the comments that caused MSNBC to fire him.”

Democrat hacktivist calls his tv show claiming to be an offended homosexual (he wasn’t even gay), starts insulting the host on air, Savage thinks the audio is getting dumped/fade to commercial and tells him several ways to “drop dead” including getting tapeworms from undercooked sausage. The hacktivist was tickled pinko when Mike said “get AIDS”.

Nina Totebag at NPR said that if there was any justice in this world Jesse Helms or his grandkids should get AIDS.

Tempest in a teapot.


8 posted on 08/15/2013 7:16:37 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: sagar

Look at Michael Weiner’s political contributions and it will be revealed he isn’t the conservative he claims to be on air.


9 posted on 08/15/2013 7:17:23 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: sagar

I’ve only listened to a few clips on u-tube and the like, but based on what little I’ve heard, the guy seems like a loon to me. Way too much screaming at the guests and the like for my tastes. I’m not the biggest fan of Hannity, but I’ll take him over Savage any day.


10 posted on 08/15/2013 7:19:41 PM PDT by DemforBush (Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia!)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Just listening to his show. WHAT did he just say about Obamacare? The jist I got was that it is inevitable? Did I hear right?


11 posted on 08/15/2013 7:20:44 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: DManA

I tend to agree; Limbaugh will always have a network that is willing to pick his show up. Talk radio might not be the growth industry it was twenty years ago, but Limbaugh will always bring in huge ratings. Cumulus is making a big mistake if they let him go.


12 posted on 08/15/2013 7:21:43 PM PDT by DemforBush (Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Savage is reaching Alex Jones’ territory.

I think Jones can control his temper a lot better than savage and that is saying a LOT as Jones is a self admitted crazy man....


13 posted on 08/15/2013 7:23:24 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: a fool in paradise

Thats right. Weiner is a Moonbeam donor.


14 posted on 08/15/2013 7:28:19 PM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: GraceG

It still mystifies me why more than a handful of people listen to Savage.


15 posted on 08/15/2013 7:33:44 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: sagar

I hear ya.. his Teddy stories were cute.. his
North beach cuisine adventures.. that’s about ti..

remember Jim Eason? ol’ksfo talker


16 posted on 08/15/2013 7:35:47 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: DManA
"The question is will Cumulus survive."

Bingo!

And if they sign Savage (the quintessential stopped clock who is right twice a day) they'll just be nailing their own coffin.
17 posted on 08/15/2013 7:41:24 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Teddy and treyvon commemorative dish......anyone?


18 posted on 08/15/2013 7:42:05 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: a fool in paradise

He voted for Jerry Moonbeam Brown what does that tell you.


19 posted on 08/15/2013 7:42:36 PM PDT by funfan
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To: shibumi

Cumulus is hanging by a thread. They are in panic mode. They are trying anything.


20 posted on 08/15/2013 7:43:47 PM PDT by DManA
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To: shibumi

Savage during afternoon drive time?

I can only see a ratings disaster ahead.


21 posted on 08/15/2013 7:45:24 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Jeff Winston

Savage, despite his idiosyncrasies still comes up with gems. For example he just stated that the Iraq/Afghanistan wars have factored large in the bankruptcy of the nation, with stories about buttloads of money on palettes going to these hellholes that neither Rush nor Hannity will even mention, as these reports just go down the memory hole. I cringe at Savage’s hubris sometimes, it detracts greatly from the show overall, but he has a certain “red meat” factor that the others lack.


22 posted on 08/15/2013 7:46:33 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: shibumi

And if they sign Savage (the quintessential stopped clock who is right twice a day) they’ll just be nailing their own coffin.

Here is my Prediction....

Hannity will move to the Blaze and be “Un-Chained”....


23 posted on 08/15/2013 7:47:45 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: CaptainK

Savage during afternoon drive time?

I can only see a ratings disaster ahead.

After Savage goes to Memorex for the 4th time in the first week he will be finished...


24 posted on 08/15/2013 7:48:46 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Jeff Winston

It still mystifies me why more than a handful of people listen to Savage.

He is a good transition from Conservative Talk Radio to Kook to Kook AM.


25 posted on 08/15/2013 7:49:40 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: sagar

Boy oh Boy do I agree. He has screws missing, not loose.


26 posted on 08/15/2013 7:53:51 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: SpaceBar

I agree, Savage keeps you interested. You cannot predict where he will go next.


27 posted on 08/15/2013 7:54:01 PM PDT by DManA
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

That man needs to go dunk his head in the toilet and flush... what, he does? never mind....


28 posted on 08/15/2013 7:54:39 PM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: sagar
but is a raving lunatic 20 minutes later. Plus, anyone who listens to that raving lunatic will be either perpetually angry, mentally damaged, or depressed. Probably all.

Very good sagar yours is probably the key position in this. Hannity for all his minor failings, is a great balance in the control of the airwaves positioning. And definitely not because of his conservative stance (nearly amateurish), but because of his acceptance by so many of the L.I.V.. For most they can not see things from Rush's more cogent and usually correct point... which in the long term, better for conservatives.

Hannity's patience and seemingly steadier positiioning hopefully will win the day (late afternoon, early evening).
29 posted on 08/15/2013 7:55:11 PM PDT by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS... We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? The Dems care!)
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To: DManA

Hannity on the other hand is 100% predictable.


30 posted on 08/15/2013 7:55:14 PM PDT by DManA
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

31 posted on 08/15/2013 7:55:57 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (http://thegatwickview.tumblr.com/ http://thepurginglutheran.tumblr.com/)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Hannity is not one of my faves and I often change stations or turn off the radio -— but I will take him over the screeching Savage any day. Even Limbaugh is a humble pie eater in comparison to savage - and Rush actually has reason to be a braggart.


32 posted on 08/15/2013 8:01:00 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I like when he talks about the old days “when the chrome was thick and the women were straight.... etc.”

He is a showman with some very original takes on the political scene. He uses humor very effectively. However, since he started his new show/time slot, his program has not been as good as before.

His is performer, a flaky one at that. I would not look toward Savage for political consistency. He is a loose canon. Sometimes that is fun to listen to and sometimes it gives you a headache.


33 posted on 08/15/2013 8:01:45 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: CaptainK

Why? Savage was #3 talker in the nation when he had his afternoon show. That’s no easy accomplishment.


34 posted on 08/15/2013 8:05:52 PM PDT by the jogger
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

It is his homosexual attraction to the famed homosexual, friend, and NAMBLA member, Allen Ginsberg, that should make people doubt Wiener’s authenticity, much more than him being a heavy supporter of Jerry Brown.


35 posted on 08/15/2013 8:07:37 PM PDT by ansel12 ( The difference between libertarianism and conservatism is radical social leftism, not economics)
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To: DManA
You are probably right. Cumulus needs to bear in mind that a great talent can and does set the rules in today's crazy business climate. Hopefully they will see that Rush is right and a better snap decision maker given the Rush's overall proven history.

Ignoring Rush's better acumen to the current climate may be the wrong read for Cumulus. Now they will need to take advantage of multiple big talents (including Hannity's replacement) and properly sort this all out.

Could this be shown. in the long view, to be a jump the shark moment for Cumulus? Many in the business probably hope so for various reasons.
36 posted on 08/15/2013 8:11:39 PM PDT by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS... We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? The Dems care!)
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To: JSteff

I have no dog in this fight. But I would not invest a dime in Cumulus.


37 posted on 08/15/2013 8:14:26 PM PDT by DManA
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To: GraceG
He is a good transition from Conservative Talk Radio to Kook to Kook AM.

Now THAT, Grace, is the best explanation I've ever heard! Thank you! LOL.

38 posted on 08/15/2013 8:15:27 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Hannity is being replaced on Fox by Megan Kelly.
Hannity MAYBE is being replaced on Cumulus by Michael Savage.

I have heard nothing about what he is planning. I suspect politics. He thinks he is the smartest guy around and the nation cannot survive without him so I suspect he is going to run for the Senate. Kirsten Gillibrand is not up for reelection until 2018, but Chuckie Schumer’s term is up in 2016. I do not think Hannity has a snowball's chance in Juarez of beating Schumer, So I guess he either thinks Schumer is going to retire (right, sure) or he is going to carpetbag another state. New Jersey? Connecticut?

39 posted on 08/15/2013 8:19:05 PM PDT by Tupelo (There are no Republicans or Democrats in Washington. Just Millionaires)
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To: DManA
I agree, Savage keeps you interested. You cannot predict where he will go next.

You can't predict where a baboon will go next, either. But I wouldn't listen to one on the radio.

Hmmm. Now you've got me wondering. What exactly IS the difference between Michael Savage and a talking baboon with a microphone and a broadcast tower?

Struggling to come up with something here. Somebody help me out.

40 posted on 08/15/2013 8:20:10 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Sean has nothing new to offer and just keeps up the same old thing. Listen to him once and you’ve heard everything he has in his bag.
I can’t listen to Savage however, he is a screaming loon. Once Limbaugh retires (soon imho), Conservative talk radio is dead.


41 posted on 08/15/2013 8:22:48 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (Cogito Ergo Doleo Soetoro, ABO and of course FUBO!)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

“my boating and my cynical worldview all seem to resonate with the ‘millenials,’ who are jaded and seeking answers from a trusted older man.”

More than a little creepy. Is he right though? Doubt it.


42 posted on 08/15/2013 8:23:30 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Savage comes on — I change the dial.

I heard him tonight while driving, and after a few minutes — I put on some Wagnerian music. Easier on the ears and heart and soul.


43 posted on 08/15/2013 8:24:47 PM PDT by Exit148
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To: GraceG

Alex Jones calling Piers Morgan a hatchet man for the NWO is one of my top comments of the year. Priceless.


44 posted on 08/15/2013 8:26:16 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

I listen to both Hannity and Savage without a great deal of enthusiasm. My fav radio talk guy has become Chris Plante.


45 posted on 08/15/2013 8:27:24 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: DManA
They are trying anything.

Yes, and as I noted on a previous post to this thread, this whole dust up may be shown in retrospect (depending how they play it) to have been their jump the shark moment.)
46 posted on 08/15/2013 8:28:30 PM PDT by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS... We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? The Dems care!)
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To: sagar
"Freakshow" is an apt descriptive.

You said everything I wanted to, only much more succinctly, my FRiend.

.

47 posted on 08/15/2013 8:30:15 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: dynachrome

thanks Dynachrome


48 posted on 08/15/2013 8:36:20 PM PDT by MaryLou1
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To: Baron OBeef Dip; BellStar; b4its2late; Blue Turtle; Brad's Gramma; camerakid400; Chi-townChief; ...

savage ping


49 posted on 08/15/2013 8:37:20 PM PDT by MaryLou1
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To: Viennacon

Alex Jones calling Piers Morgan a hatchet man for the NWO is one of my top comments of the year. Priceless.

Alex doing that interview might not have been the best thing for our cause, but damn did it feel good....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XZvMwcluEg


50 posted on 08/15/2013 8:42:18 PM PDT by GraceG
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