Will Sean Hannity be replaced by Michael Savage on the Cumulus radio network?
There’s one person that thinks so: Michael Savage.
Late last month,it was reported that Cumulus Media, the second-biggest broadcaster in the United States, planned to drop talk show hosts Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity in the near future. Both talk show hosts are nearing the end of their contracts and the company reportedly decided against signing Hannity or Limbaugh to future deals. Cumulus has not commented on the report, and this could be just part of negotiating tactics. (According to Mediaite, Limbaugh is likely to sign a new contract with Cumulus but Hannity’s future is unsettled.)
Michael Savage, who currently broadcasts from 9 pm to midnight Eastern on the same network, believes the rumor has substance, however. On his radio show this evening, he made a bold prediction about Sean Hannity’s future with Cumulus.
Given that Hannity is losing his Fox News Channel prime time TV show to Megan Kelly, Savage suggested that logic would indicate that Hannity’s radio perch is next.
“I think I’m going to make a prediction about radio. I’ll predict right here on this show tonight — and mark it down and then you can decide whether I’m right or wrong whenever it may or may not happen — 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. Look, his show is done, and it is sad. He’s not a bad guy. He’s probably a nice guy, but his time is come and his time has gone. 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.”
The conservative gadfly also claimed that the Savage Nation is already number one in talk show online listening, but terrestrial radio is still powerful and important.
Hannity’s daily radio show currently airs live from 3 to 6 pm Eastern.
What do you think of Michael Savage’s prediction that the proponent of “borders, language, and culture” will replace Sean Hannity on Cumulus radio during afternoon drive?