Starting Tuesday, Michael Savage will be heard on Cumulus Media from 9PM to midnight, the time slot currently held by John Batchelor.
Batchelor and Mark Levin were inherited from ABC Radio via The Citadel Acquisition.
Now the questions this provokes:
– is this temporary, with the goal of replacing Mark Levin with Savage?
– what happens with John Batchelor
– will Red Eye Network start an hour earlier?
– TRN is feeding a replay of Rusty Humphries at this time… will they counter with a live show?
– will Savage listeners stay up until midnight?
– will Savage be doing more than two hrs a day, 4 days a week on the days he feels like it?
– will Mike Huckabee and Geraldo become his buddies?
If Cumulus doesn’t keep Batchelor, there is now almost no live competition for Savage:
Jim Bohannon is live, but has a negligible atreaming audience – people at this hour want a soft voice talking about nothing important, not an angry voice screaming at them and making them stimulated. Alan Colmes is on live on Fox Radio – that’s about it.