‘Biggest shakeup in talk-radio history’

Savage taking over Hannity’s 3-6 p.m. slot on Cumulus network

Fulfilling a prediction he made last month, top-rated radio host Michael Savage told his listeners Wednesday night he will take over the prime afternoon-drive slot on Cumulus Media Networks stations in January.

Opening his show with the announcement, Savage called it “the biggest shakeup in talk radio history.”

The 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time slot is currently held by Sean Hannity, who has ended his relationship with the network.

“I was born for afternoon drive,” Savage told WND. “The biggest shakeup in talk-radio history will reveal to millions of new listeners what creative talk is all about.”

Savage said “too many talkers may as well be the NPR of the Republican Party — all day long, Republican talking points ”

“Real conservatives can jump” to different subjects, he said, “and are not afraid to discuss movies, TV, fiction, poetry, science, museums, food, clothing, even women’s shoes.”

“There’s a much wider world than Obama and the politicians,” he said. “They are not the sun, moon and stars”

Savage told his listeners he expects immediately to have five to six times as many listeners when he moves to afternoon drive.

“The time slot says that something about my show has resonated with the American people,” Savage said in the opening segment of his show.

He asked his audience rhetorically, “Will this change of Michael Savage going to drive time change the course of the next election?”

Savage said that not even tea-party favorite Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas,


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