Michael Savage, the host of the nationally syndicated radio program “The Savage Nation,” has signed a new multiyear contract with Westwood One.
Savage said his new deal “caps my winning the National Radio Hall of Fame nomination.”
As WND reported, Savage will be inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame Nov. 17 at a ceremony in Chicago in the category of Spoken Word On-Air Personality.
“My show is famous for my ‘news, views, and reviews,’ and we will take it to new levels come January 2017,” he said of the new contract.
Savage promised a “three-dimensional show,” on broadcast stations, as a video livestream and with special segments created only for subscribers.
Savage signed with the then-named Cumulus Media Networks in October 2012 after a court battle with his previous syndicator, Talk Radio Network. In January 2014, the network put him in East Coast drive time, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., head-to-head with Sean Hannity on some of the nation’s biggest stations, including WABC in New York, WMAL in Washington, WLS in Chicago, KCMO in Kansas City and KSFO San Francisco.
Westwood One President and Cumulus Executive Vice President of Corporate Marketing Suzanne Grimes said, “We’re proud to extend our relationship with Dr. Savage.
“He is top-notch, Hall of Fame talent with a unique voice in American radio,” she said.
“He has some of the most engaged fans and is a proven, consistent ratings generator. We look forward to many more years together.”
Savage was profiled recently by Salon magazine, which dubbed him “the Godfather of Trumpmania.”
Savage’s show is syndicated across the U.S. in more than 200 markets. He is also the author of more than 30 books, including New York Times bestsellers. In 2007, he earned the coveted “Freedom of Speech Award” from Talkers Magazine, where he is consistently listed as one of the top talk shows in the nation.
His bestsellers include “Government Zero: No Borders, No Language, No Culture,” “Trickle Down Tyranny: Crushing Obama’s Dream of the Socialist States of America,” “Trickle Up Poverty: Stopping Obama’s Attack on Our Borders, Economy, and Security,” “The Savage Nation,” “The Enemy Within,” “Liberalism is a Mental Disorder,” “Political Zoo,” “Psychological Nudity: Savage Radio Stories” and “Banned in Britain.”
He holds a master’s degree in medical botany and a second in medical anthropology. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in epidemiology and nutrition sciences.