Michael Savage Says He'll Get Hannity's Slot At Cumulus, Report Says Cumulus To Re-Up For Rush Limbaugh
August 16, 2013 at 3:57 AM (PT)
The latest rumor in the saga of PREMIERE's negotiations with CUMULUS MEDIA over the carriage of the RUSH LIMBAUGH and SEAN HANNITY shows is the proclamation by CUMULUS MEDIA NETWORKS' MICHAEL SAVAGE that he will take over SEAN HANNITY's time slot on CUMULUS stations, while POLITICO's DYLAN BYERS reports that sources tell him CUMULUS will sign up to continue to carry LIMBAUGH's show on its stations.
SAVAGE told listeners THURSDAY, "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.”
BYERS added that "sources familiar with the negotiations" confirmed that CUMULUS is expected to drop HANNITY but re-up its deals for LIMBAUGH. Neither CUMULUS nor PREMIERE's parent CLEAR CHANNEL offered comment, nor did representatives of the hosts, and BYERS noted the "fluid" nature of the story.