Cumulus Media Networks’ “The Savage Nation” will return to the New York City market via WABC-AM and will be heard in the nation’s capital on WMAL-AM. Michael Savage, whose show is broadcast on more than 150 affiliates, will air from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. in both markets beginning 12/3.
“We in the media are supposed to be the watchdogs over government, not lapdogs,” Savage told World Net Daily. “That’s what freedom of speech and freedom of press entails.”
Savage added that without “harsh criticism, our politicians become immune to the people and behave like King George…I take my role seriously and hope to continue to entertain and inform on WABC and WMAL…After many years on another station where I dominated ratings in my time slot, I am back on a much more powerful station, the venerable WABC. “Few know this: When I first began in New York City, I was carried on WABC and I beat the New York Yankees in the ratings!”
Savage ended his relationship with Talk Radio Network in October, where “The Savage Nation” was the third most listened to radio talk show in the U.S. with more than 10 million weekly listeners. This year, the show became the No. 1 talk show on the Internet.
Regarding WMAL, Savage said, “What can be better than to try to keep the K Street gang somewhat responsive to the people?”
He noted that he’s never been heard in Washington, D.C., except for on a “marginal station.” That was WTNT-AM, but at night the signal doesn’t cover the entire market.
“WMAL brings my voice into the consciousness, the geography of the geopolitical leadership,” he said.