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Michael Savage Extends Westwood One Deal

Mark Levin Westwood OneMichael Savage has renewed his contract with Westwood One to keep his program in syndication.

Savage joined WW1 from Talk Radio Network in October 2012. As part of the new deal he will launch new premium content for paid subscribers in January 2017. No terms were announced.

Westwood One today announced that it has renewed its long-term relationship with Radio Hall of Famer Michael Savage and his popular radio show The Savage Nation®, which airs on 235 stations.

First aired in San Francisco in 1994, The Savage Nation® has become one of the most listened-to shows over the past two decades. Evolving from strictly political discussion to commentary on news, views, and reviews, Savage has coupled his unique perspective with a dynamic storytelling ability, forming a listener base of millions. In an effort to meet the demands of his passionate listeners, Savage will be introducing special content for subscribers only in 2017. You can follow Michael Savage on Facebook, on Twitter, and at michaelsavage.com.

Suzanne Grimes, Westwood One’s President and EVP, Corporate Marketing for Cumulus, added, “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. He has some of the most engaged fans and is a proven, consistent ratings generator. We look forward to many more years together.”

Dr. Savage said, “My deal with Westwood One caps my winning the National Radio Hall of Fame nomination. My show is famous for my ‘news, views, and reviews,’ and we will take it to new levels come January, 2017. We will be doing a three-dimensional show – on broadcast stations, as a live stream, and with special segments created only for subscribers.”

In addition to his hosting duties, Savage has authored more than 25 books, including six New York Times bestsellers such as “Government Zero,” “Abuse of Power,” and his newest book, “Scorched Earth,” which comes out in September after Labor Day. He was awarded the coveted Freedom of Speech Award by Talkers Magazine in 2007 and earned his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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