Michael Savage

Amid the increasing popularity of listening to talk radio through portable digital devices, Michael Savage’s “Savage Nation” has taken the No. 2 spot among all talk-radio shows streamed on the Internet.

Talk Stream Live’s ranking of the “Top 25 Streaming Talk Radio Shows” places Savage just below Rush Limbaugh and well ahead of the pack.

“This will make big news in the radio business,” Savage told his listeners after receiving the latest ranking. “Even people in the industry underestimate the power of radio. Look what happened to my book, ‘Abuse of Power,’ which debuted at No. 4 on the New York Times fiction list. That’s unheard of.

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“It was done with this radio show alone,” he said “I’m banned on Fox News. None of the major media would have me on.”

Savage noted that “when people listen to you online, through streaming, you don’t get credit for that in the traditional ratings system.”

“I’ve always known my audience was bigger than most people think, and this streaming radio study proves it now,” he said.

“You get the unvarnished truth from me. The way most people think is the way I talk.”

Savage said that “if America ever heard me in every major market, like Rush Limbaugh, they wouldn’t know what hit them.”

As WND reported, Savage’s first attempt at fiction, the counter-terror thriller “Abuse of Power”, debuted last weekend at No. 4 on the New York Times best-seller list.

The new book, with echoes of Britain’s politically correct ban of Savage in 2009, tells the story of a smeared network journalist who uncovers a chilling terrorist plot.

In an interview about the book, Savage told WND he hoped readers will come away having enjoyed an exciting, fast-paced story that will “alert them to the danger America faces” and remind them that “one honest man can make a difference.”

See Savage read from “Abuse of Power”:

Savage’s show airs live Monday through Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern.

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