Michael Savage is joining the parade of people in syndicated radio leaving “over the air” radio and going the podcasting route, as of the end of the year.
After leaving Roy Masters’ Talk Radio Network in an ugly legal fight, he landed at Cumulus Media Network, which merged into Westwood One, currently owned by post-bankruptcy Cumulus Media.
Given the sharp downturn in radio revenue due to lack of sports, it would not be a shock if they told 78 year old Mr Weiner they can’t meet his contract demands. His show was cut back in 2018 to make room for Ben Shapiro.
Can you survive doing podcasts telling your listeners they are idiots?
If you read between the lines in the inside radio story, he is undoubtedly constrained by a non-compete agreement. It’s already well established that doing podcasts is not considered “radio” for purposes of non-compete agreements