Conservative syndicated radio talk show host Michael Savage is bringing back “The Savage Nation” on a new radio network after a short hiatus from terrestrial talk radio. Cumulus Media Networks has picked up the show and will relaunch with more than 525 stations in 110 markets nationwide beginning October 23. Savage left his long time syndicator, remedy Talk Radio Networks in September after he won a legal battle with the company freeing him to work with any station or network.
“The Savage Nation” will air live from 9 p.m. to midnight Eastern Monday through Friday, delivering his “incisive thoughts on politics, American culture, and traditional values,” Cumulus according to a Cumulus press release. “His famous news, views and reviews will continue to inform and entertain millions of loyal and new listeners on powerhouse Cumulus stations.”
John Dickey, co-chief operating officer of Cumulus, said: “As we aggressively create radio’s most compelling mix of show hosts, the addition of Michael Savage is a milestone in our determined efforts to provide our listeners nationwide with the best programming in the business.”
“Cumulus and Savage will make radio history,” Savage declared. “The turbulent times we live in give talk radio a new power. This is the biggest move of my radio career and I look forward to reaching many millions of new listeners on their flamethrower signals.”
While it was on the air, “The Savage Nation” was the third-most-listened-to radio talk show in the nation with more than 10 million listeners weekly. In 2012 it became the No. 1 talk show on the Internet.