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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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To: lormand
Thats right. Weiner is a Moonbeam donor.

He justifies that because no Republican had a chance to win the governorship in CA and Brown was the least damaging of the Demonrats.

51 posted on 08/15/2013 8:47:46 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: GraceG

The funniest part was Piers’ inability to handle Jones’ rantings. He was totally unequipped.


52 posted on 08/15/2013 8:51:41 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Gabz
...and Rush actually has reason to be a braggart.

Agreed, but Rush's braggadocio is largely tongue-in-cheek while Savage's isn't.

53 posted on 08/15/2013 8:52:06 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: All

So...Cumulus is going to replace a host with sagging ratings for siding with the Hispanic KKK on the Amnesty issue....with a host with sagging ratings for siding with the Black KKK on the George Zimmerman trial....

That’s real brillant!

if you have Cumulus stock...dump it immediately


54 posted on 08/15/2013 9:08:19 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Difference between George Zimmerman and Al Sharpton is that Sharpton woulda let honky family burn)
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To: JSteff

More likely their J C Penny moment.


55 posted on 08/15/2013 9:23:50 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("When there is no penalty for failure, failures proliferate." George F. Will)
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To: luvbach1
He justifies that because no Republican had a chance to win the governorship in CA and Brown was the least damaging of the Demonrats.

No wonder he holds onto his cult listeners, the race was for state Attorney General, not Governor and it was for the general election, not the primary.

""Strange bedfellows: It turns out that ultra-hot conservative talk show host Michael Savage is backing Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown for state attorney general. "What can I say? I think he'd make a great attorney general compared to the other guy. By the way, who is the other guy?'' Savage said, when asked why he chose Democrat Brown over conservative Republican Chuck Poochigian. Savage, whose rants can be heard locally on KNEW-AM, is backing up his hot talk with some hot money as well. Savage Productions, which lists Savage as president and his wife, Janet Weiner, as director, has donated $5,600 to Brown's campaign. "You have to make choices in an imperfect world,'' Savage said. "And this, this Machugian guy. (Like we said, it's Poochigian.) I never heard of him. I don't even know who he is." Poochigian has spent the past 12 years in Sacramento, first in the Assembly and now in the Senate. Doesn't impress the president of the Savage Nation. "Why bet on a horse that isn't going to win? Why throw your money into the garbage?'' So how did the best-selling author of "Liberalism is a Mental Disorder'' wind up backing a liberal once nicknamed "Governor Moonbeam"? "People change. He changed. He has experience,'' Savage said of Brown. "He started the Oakland military academy -- that was a good thing." And Brown's politics? "He's moved to the center, which is what this socialist state needs," Savage said.""

56 posted on 08/15/2013 9:24:28 PM PDT by ansel12 ( The difference between libertarianism and conservatism is radical social leftism, not economics)
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To: Jeff Winston
It still mystifies me why more than a handful of people listen to Savage.

On the other side why do people listen to the some ole of Hannity?

57 posted on 08/15/2013 10:01:30 PM PDT by Digger
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To: funfan
He voted for Jerry Moonbeam Brown what does that tell you.

I'm Not so sure of that but we here in California never have a true (R) running. I now wish that we would not have pushed Davis out & got Aharnold. That was a big mistake but Kalifooneeha is today a big mistake (political).

58 posted on 08/15/2013 10:05:57 PM PDT by Digger
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To: SpaceBar
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.

Right on. The above two mentioned don't vary.

59 posted on 08/15/2013 10:07:49 PM PDT by Digger
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To: Digger

I am in Northern California and he did vote for Jerry Brown he talks about on his show and is sometimes remorseful about it. You are right that we never have true conservatives running Rinos at best ala Meg Whitman who was on Gloria Allreds hit list who went after her during the election with Meg’s former employees accusations who I beleive was in the US illegally.
California is screwed and deep blue and where I live it’s deep deep blue.


60 posted on 08/15/2013 10:44:46 PM PDT by funfan
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

As a loyal “SAVAGETTE”, I’m afraid that he will lose female listeners in a move to a 3-6pm time slot. Suburban housewives are too busy during those hours with cooking dinner, getting their kids from school, homework, after-school activities, etc.

I’d still make an effort to listen, though...


61 posted on 08/16/2013 3:08:33 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: Digger
On the other side why do people listen to the some ole of Hannity?

Hannity routinely has libs on his show and politely rips them up. I still find it entertaining.

62 posted on 08/16/2013 4:15:41 AM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: EDINVA

+1. Chris Plante is awesome.


63 posted on 08/16/2013 6:29:09 AM PDT by nd76
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To: luvbach1
RE: "Rush's braggadocio is largely tongue-in-cheek while Savage's isn't."

That's exactly right. I recall the day Rush started locally here in Sacramento in 1984 (1983?). The local lefty wacko crowd finally was able to get KFBK to fire Morton Downey, Jr. (they feigned outrage that Downey used the word Chinaman on the air.)

It took me two weeks to "get it" until then I kept asking myself "What the hell is this?"

I later learned that a two-period was required by most to "get it."

I started listening to Savage almost from day one he was on KSFO (1995 I believe.) I never missed a minute (literally) throughout the remainder of the decade. The last few years have been a chore to listen, sometimes.

64 posted on 08/16/2013 7:24:04 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: SpaceBar
Savage, despite his idiosyncrasies still comes up with gems.

Agreed. And I like Savage's honesty (or maybe it's pretend honesty, who knows). Savage will strongly criticize members of both parties.

With Rush, it's Republicans good, Democrats bad. Then comes Hannity. Republicans good, Democrats bad. Although that's usually correct, it's still like a broken record. Republicans good, Democrats bad.

Savage calls it like he sees it.

65 posted on 08/16/2013 7:38:28 AM PDT by Leaning Right
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To: Leaning Right
"Savage calls it like he sees it."

Wasn't it Savage who said Zimmerman was a murderer?

66 posted on 08/16/2013 7:40:03 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

KSFO - The Flagship of the Savage Nation!

Savage's website

Another list to listen to the Savage radio show here!!! - updated 09-Nov-2012

Links to the Savage radio show here!!! - updated 09-Nov-2012

Call the show at 1-855-400-7282.

67 posted on 08/16/2013 7:42:00 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: lormand

Still repeating that old old old issue?

It’s over it’s done.

He explained it.

You’re barking up the wrong bat.


68 posted on 08/16/2013 7:43:47 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

69 posted on 08/16/2013 7:45:00 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

70 posted on 08/16/2013 7:46:03 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

71 posted on 08/16/2013 7:46:27 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

72 posted on 08/16/2013 7:46:56 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: sagar

Bosom buddies.

73 posted on 08/16/2013 7:48:22 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: Mad Dawgg
Wasn't it Savage who said Zimmerman was a murderer?

I believe that you are correct. And even when I disagree with him, that's what I like about Savage. Unpredictable.

I like Rush and Hannity too. But those two rarely stray from the party line. If it's Republican, it must be good. If it's Democrat, it must be bad.

Savage is much less predictable. That can be infuriating. But it can also be refreshing.

And he is usually conservative (or at least pretends to be). Borders, language, culture!

74 posted on 08/16/2013 7:51:50 AM PDT by Leaning Right
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To: fishtank

You guys skipped post 56, and of course his relationship and romantic attraction to NAMBLA member and gay activist Allen Ginsberg.


75 posted on 08/16/2013 10:45:35 AM PDT by ansel12 ( The difference between libertarianism and conservatism is radical social leftism, not economics)
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To: fishtank
First, it's a current issue. Wiener donated to the election of Moonbeam Brown, of which he is currently serving. How is that an "old old old?, That's 3 olds quoting you.

Secondly, how can someone be a Wiener sucker fan for as long as you have? It took me three days to figure it out, and i am a slow learner from South Louisiana. Do you enjoy having to defend a fraud time after time? I would be exhausted.

By the way, if anyone deserves a better time slot more, it would be Mark Levin.

76 posted on 08/16/2013 4:01:29 PM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

I like Sean. I love Savage — he’s a tough-minded, no-nonsense, take-no-prisoners, “Borders-Language-Culture” conservative who thinks for himself. Sometimes I disagree with him; more often I agree with him fully. Like Beck, Savage goes places most talk-show hosts won’t go. Dr. Savage gives it to you straight and unvarnished. Others try to be “nice” conservatives. Not Michael.


77 posted on 08/16/2013 10:10:22 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: GraceG

They already have Savage. They’d just be changing his timeslot from 9-midnight Eastern to 3-6 Eastern.


78 posted on 08/16/2013 10:12:06 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

The Republican Establishment wants to sell us out on Obamacare.


79 posted on 08/16/2013 10:12:53 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: DManA
Rush called Cumulus a “garbage company”.

And Rush is right.

80 posted on 08/16/2013 10:13:44 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Viennacon

Alex Jones joking about his affection for Mr Maddow really upset a lot of liberals.


81 posted on 08/16/2013 10:15:57 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: GraceG

Rush and Sean are syndicated by Clear Channel (or affiliates thereof) and appear on about 40 Cumulus stations (big ones, though — WABC, WLS, WMAL, WJR, WBAP, and others). Clear Channel will find Sean other affiliates in those markets (Rush too) if Cumulus dumps them. (WOR in New York is said to be eager to pick them up.)

Cumulus already syndicates Mark Levin and Michael Savage. If their stations dump or lose Sean Hannity, they will need programming for that timeslot. So their plan, apparently,, is to mvoe Savage into the Hannity timeslot.


82 posted on 08/16/2013 10:17:37 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: ansel12

You do know that Dr. Savage is a married man with a family, don’t you? Why are you accusing him of being a homosexual?


83 posted on 08/16/2013 10:19:00 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

That would be better. I would like to hear Savage again. I rarely listen to Hannity. Nice guy, I just do not really enjoy his show.


84 posted on 08/16/2013 10:20:28 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: GraceG

I love AJ. I cant listen to the guys who still think it is business as usual, R vs D.


85 posted on 08/16/2013 10:22:17 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Digger
we here in California never have a true (R) running. I now wish that we would not have pushed Davis out & got Aharnold. That was a big mistake

Tom McClintock got 13 percent in that race. He should have gotten Ahnold's votes too. He would have been a much better governor than Ahnold, Davis, or Moonbeam.

86 posted on 08/16/2013 10:22:49 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
Suburban housewives are too busy during those hours with cooking dinner, getting their kids from school, homework, after-school activities, etc.

And good radio is a perfect companion for that sort of activity.

87 posted on 08/16/2013 10:23:40 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: nd76

Chris Plante’s problem is that Laura Ingraham, Glenn Beck, and Tom Marr are all on at the same time he is. They’re all good, but you can’t listen to them all at once.


88 posted on 08/16/2013 10:25:15 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: SpaceBar
I cringe at Savage’s hubris sometimes

A lot of it is schtick.

89 posted on 08/16/2013 10:26:17 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

That is when I listen. I catch Beck in the early am, during the day when working it is Alex Jones. Then while doing the dinner thing it is Levin. Not all every day but many days that is my routine.


90 posted on 08/16/2013 10:27:09 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: ansel12

You are making a false charge. He was a friend of Ginsberg when he was a liberal, but they went their separate ways long ago. People change over the years. Ed Schultz used to be a conservative.


91 posted on 08/16/2013 10:29:19 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Savage for me is a crying baby. Never could stand him.


92 posted on 08/16/2013 10:31:59 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: TBP

Read post 56, Savage is a fake, and we have letters that he wrote homosexual activist and friend, and NAMBLA member Allen Ginsberg.


93 posted on 08/16/2013 10:40:44 PM PDT by ansel12 ( The difference between libertarianism and conservatism is radical social leftism, not economics)
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To: ansel12

I read the post. You don’t know what you’re talking about.


94 posted on 08/16/2013 10:42:56 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: TBP

Post 56 is a portion of an article from the SF Chronicle, what portion of it do you think is false?


95 posted on 08/16/2013 11:04:00 PM PDT by ansel12 ( The difference between libertarianism and conservatism is radical social leftism, not economics)
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To: EDINVA

You know I love love love The Planteman!

I like Savage’s array of topics within an hour — I only listen from 9 to 10pm most nights — he can go from wedding disaster stories to Craiglist Love Wanted ads to talking about more serious stuff in a second. He’s Brilliant...


96 posted on 08/17/2013 3:38:31 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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