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  • Mark Levin inks 5-year radio deal, readies for 2016 election

    01/29/2015 5:06:29 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/29/2015 | Paul Bedard
    Celebrated conservative radio talker Mark Levin has cut a long-term extension with Westwood One-Cumulus, meaning one of the nation’s most influential talk show hosts will be on the air for another five years, well past the upcoming 2016 presidential election. Westwood One announced the contract extension for “The Mark Levin Show” through 2020 Thursday morning. They called Levin, a legal scholar who also runs Landmark Legal Foundation, “one of the most trusted voices in radio.” Five-year contracts are rare in the media. Levin started on radio in 2002 and his current show was launched on WABC in New York. He...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Politico Tries to Manipulate Hannity Comment on Michael Savage

    01/26/2014 10:50:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/26/14 | Breitbart News
    On Friday, Politico was set to release a puff piece on Michael Savage, the polarizing host tapped by Cumulus to replace iconic talker Sean Hannity on its affiliates. In the process of putting together that puff piece, Politico contacted Hannity for comment. After attempting to manipulate Hannity’s comments repeatedly, Hannity withdrew them. Now, they appear exclusively at Breitbart News. Hannity has moved to Premiere Radio Networks, a division of Clear Channel, shifting stations in many markets. As reported by Breitbart News last year, Hannity parted ways with Cumulus last year to move to Premiere, retaining his major markets and reportedly...
  • Talk Radio on WABC Shifts Focus to the Local (Curtis & Kuby take Rush slot)

    01/02/2014 4:22:36 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 103 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/2/14 | Ben Sisario
    Weekday programming at WABC will include the return of Curtis Sliwa’s and Ron Kuby’s show, “Curtis and Kuby,” from noon to 3 p.m., after an absence of more than six years, and, starting Monday, a one-hour program at 5 p.m. with Pat Kiernan, the NY1 television anchor. Geraldo Rivera, who joined WABC in early 2012, will turn his focus to New York news in a two-hour live show at 10 a.m., as Cumulus announced in November. Michael Savage’s syndicated program, which has been heard in the evenings, will now run from 3 to 5 p.m. “Imus in the Morning,” with...
  • Limbaugh To Remain On Cumulus Stations; Except New York

    08/23/2013 10:22:39 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 12 replies
    Radio Insight ^ | 8/23/13 | Radio Insight
    At the beginning of his program today Rush Limbaugh announced that he has signed a three year extension to keep his program on Cumulus owned stations across the country. That includes 890 WLS Chicago, 820/96.7 WBAP Dallas, 630/105.9 WMAL Washington, and 760 WJR Detroit. The one exception to that will be in New York, where Limbaugh will move from Cumulus’ 770 WABC to Clear Channel’s 710 WOR on January 1, 2014. It is expected that Sean Hannity will depart Cumulus’ stations at the end of the year and be replaced by Michael Savage in the 3-6pm daypart. More details as...
  • Michael Savage: Rush Limbaugh is a “water-carrying, fat fraud” (jealous rant)

    08/01/2013 3:06:11 PM PDT · by hamboy · 87 replies
    @mofopolitics ^ | August 1, 2013 | @mofopolitics
    Michael Savage: Rush Limbaugh is a “water-carrying, fat fraud”??? Savage took a brief respite from discussing deli meats and meatball recipes Wednesday to address the important issues of the day… Democrat bad! Republican good! All Rush Limbaugh does day in and day out. … Water-carriers! Frauds!
  • Big talk radio realignment possible

    07/30/2013 7:47:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/30/2013 | Thomas Lifson
    Hardball corporate negotiations may well end up causing some of the top hosts in the radio world to go head-to-head against each other in the same time slots. The two biggest players in the national radio market, Clear Channel and Cumulus, are clashing over renewal of the syndication arrangements for Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, the number one and two shows. Dylan Byers writes at Politico: In a major shakeup for the radio industry, Cumulus Media, the second-biggest broadcaster in the country, is planning to drop both Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity from its stations at the end of...
  • Talkers' Harrison: Rush, Hannity to Remain Stars, but Cumulus' Savage Could Rise as Well

    07/30/2013 6:07:51 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 43 replies
    Newsmax ^ | July 29, 2013 | Andrea Billups
    Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity will likely remain giants in the talk-radio industry and simply move to other stations in large markets not affiliated with Cumulus Media, predicted the publisher of an online magazine about the talk-radio marketplace. "All of the hoopla about Rush and Sean's radio careers coming to an end are really coming from political opponents, not from the radio industry," says website editor and publisher Michael Harrison, responding to media accounts in Politico and elsewhere that the radio megastars will be dropped by Cumulus stations at the end of the year. --snip-- Harrison said Cumulus will...
  • Report: Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh could be moving radio homes (Fox quotes Politico?)

    07/29/2013 3:25:12 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 20 replies ^ | 7-29-2013 |
    Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh may be setting up shop at new radio stations in the near future. According to a report on, Cumulus Media is planning on dropping both talk show hosts at the end of the year. If Cumulus goes through with their plans, that means the nation’s top two conservative radio personalities would be removed from more than 40 stations. The company declined comment to the political website. "Cumulus is not in a position to comment about negotiations with talent under contract, no matter what the rumor of the day might be," a rep said. Sources...
  • Cumulus planning to drop Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity

    07/28/2013 6:21:52 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 198 replies
    Politico ^ | July 28, 2013
    In a major shakeup for the radio industry, Cumulus Media, the second-biggest broadcaster in the country, is planning to drop both Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity from its stations at the end of the year, an industry source told POLITICO on Sunday. Cumulus has decided that it will not renew its contracts with either host, the source said, a move that would remove the two most highly rated conservative talk personalities from more than 40 Cumulus channels in major markets.
  • Cumulus Media: Suicide of a Company?

    05/14/2013 3:52:35 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 5-14-2013 | Jeffrey Lord
    Let’s talk. Let’s talk talk radio. Specifically, let’s talk Cumulus Media and all those stories like this one about Cumulus being unhappy with Rush Limbaugh. You know what the Big Story is here? For once, this is a Big Story in talk radio that really isn’t about Rush Limbaugh at all. And the same Big Story isn’t about Sean Hannity either, although Hannity’s name has been thrown into the mix. The Big Story here is this: What in the world is going on at Cumulus Media? What’s with this very, very discernible pattern that should be obvious as the sun...
  • Limbaugh’s Key to Success: Weathering Controversies – Even Old Ones

    05/10/2013 9:42:33 AM PDT · by TeaPartyJakes · 8 replies
    The Right Frequency Blog ^ | May 8, 2013 | The Right Frequency
    Reports surfaced this week of increased tension between the king of talk radio Rush Limbaugh and Cumulus Media, as the Sandra Fluke controversy of early 2012 apparently still rages on. The Fluke matter and other Limbaugh controversies are detailed in The Right Frequency: The Story of the Talk Radio Giants Who Shook Up the Political and Media Establishment (History Publishing Co.), from his often messy personal life to past efforts to have him tossed off the air, such as the 2007 “phony soldier” matter that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tried and failed to use against the host. “Limbaugh not...
  • Why Rush Limbaugh's Radio Network May Want Him Off The Air

    05/09/2013 9:12:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 99 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/09/2013 | Jim Edwards
    Rush Limbaugh is engaged in a very public war with Cumulus Media, the radio network that runs his show on 40 stations, including WABC in New York. Limbaugh and Cumulus must renegotiate their contract terms by the end of the year, so it's not surprising that they're jockeying for leverage. But a source tells us that Cumulus has less to lose in this battle than most people think, and may even gain financially from Limbaugh's departure. First, the back story: Cumulus CEO Lew Dickey recently told investors that the ad boycott of Limbaugh's show — after Rush called a Georgetown...
  • Rush Limbaugh may leave Cumulus

    05/06/2013 7:43:24 PM PDT · by TBP · 51 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/5/13 8:42 PM EDT | DYLAN BYERS
    The Rush Limbaugh Program is considering ending its affiliation agreement with Cumulus Media at the end of this year, a move that would bring about one of the biggest shakeups in talk radio history, a source close to the show tells POLITICO. Should the move take place, 40 Cumulus-owned radio stations would lose the rights to the most popular talk radio program in the country. In addition, the show might be picked up by competing regional radio stations in Washington, New York, Chicago, Dallas and other major markets. According to the source, Limbaugh is considering the move because Cumulus CEO...
  • Ingraham to Cumulus and WMAL?

    12/12/2012 12:30:26 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 33 replies
    DC Radio & TV ^ | 12/12/12 | Dave Hughes
    Tom Taylor via his new radio biz newsletter tells us that DC-based righty political gabber Laura Ingraham should announce her new syndication deal today. Will it be with Cumulus? That was the hallway talk at last week's Arbitron Client Conference in Annapolis. Ingraham is the second high-profile talk personality to split from Talk Radio Network. The first one was Michael Savage, and he landed at Cumulus. Ingraham joined TRN from Westwood in 2003 and was rewarded with a daytime slot instead of her previous nighttime gig. That helped free her up for other work, such as appearances on Fox News....
  • Ingraham Seeks WTNT Radio Lifeline

    11/30/2012 10:02:51 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 23 replies
    DCRTV ^ | 11/30/12 | Dave Hughes
    11/29 - UPDATED. DCRTV hears that DC-based political talker Laura Ingraham (right) could soon return to the airwaves via a brokered deal with DC area talker WTNT, 730 AM/102.9 FM. Ingraham, who had been heard until early this week on WTNT, recently announced that she's leaving her syndicator, TRN. But, we're told, she does not yet have another national radio distribution deal set up. Sources tell us that she's been talking to Clear Channel's Premiere and Cumulus. That leaves her with the short-term possibility of buying time from WTNT and doing her show from its Fairfax studios, allowing her to...

    10/17/2012 11:58:52 AM PDT · by TBP · 23 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 10/17/2012 | WND
    “The Savage Nation” will return to the air via Cumulus Media Networks Oct. 23, Michael Savage’s new syndicator announced today. The show, formerly in the 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern time slot, now will air from 9 p.m. to midnight Eastern, Monday through Friday, Cumulus said.
  • Cumulus Lost Millions on Rush Limbaugh Boycott

    05/09/2012 12:49:45 PM PDT · by bluerose · 48 replies
    "It's the first time anyone actually gave a dollar amount regarding the Rush Limbaugh Sandra Fluke incident. Monday evening Cumulus CEO Lew Dickey said the advertiser boycott cost his company "a couple million" dollars in ad revenue in the first quarter and "a couple million" in the second quarter. He said things look like they will be back to normal in June. Cumulus carries Rush Limbaugh 38 markets and blames 1% of the 3.5% drop in revenue for the quarter on the Rush boycott. Dickey said Cumulus was "hit pretty hard by this."
  • Huckabee Show Opens With Staged Caller

    04/10/2012 9:20:33 AM PDT · by BigSkyFreeper · 52 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | April 10, 2012 | Jeffrey Lord
    Wow. As we often say here: you just can't make it up. Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee took his first phone call of his new talk radio call-in show yesterday. From "Mike in San Francisco." Remember: the show is being positioned by the Cumulus Media Network as the conservative show with "more conversation, less confrontation." Or, as it is certainly being pushed in the anti-Rush Limbaugh media, the show for moderate Republicans that will Take Rush Out. RINO Radio, as we noted here last week. But there seemed to be something slightly out of whack. That something? The very first...
  • Limbaugh to Leave AM Station in Philadelphia

    04/10/2012 12:55:01 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 79 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/9/12 | Brian Stelter
    “The Rush Limbaugh Show” is leaving the dominant conservative talk radio station in Philadelphia, one of the biggest radio markets in the country. In its place on the station, WPHT, will go “The Michael Smerconish Show,” hosted by Mr. Smerconish, a native of the city.snip It is unclear when the change will take place in Philadelphia. The company that syndicates Mr. Limbaugh’s show, Premiere Radio Networks, declined to comment. But Premiere has indicated that it will be moving Mr. Limbaugh to a new station in Philadelphia. reported on Monday that it might be WKDN, a Christian programming station that...
  • KLIF Dallas Adds News Blocks

    04/06/2012 8:03:43 AM PDT · by Til I am the last man standing · 1 replies
    Radio Insight ^ | 3/23/12 | Lance Venta
    Cumulus Talk 570 KLIF Dallas will add morning and afternoon news blocks to its Talk lineup while shifting its local talk programs to sister 820/96.7 WBAP.