SAVAGE: "I'll Be replacing 'Hannity on Cumulus Drive-Time Stations. --He's Finished."
Michael Savage, the bombastic, syndicated radio-host who has catapulted to the #2 most-listened-to radio personality boasted on his show Thursday night that he will be replacing Sean Hannity, (on radio), the radio/TV host on both Cumulus and Fox News Channel.
Savage, who's based in SF, (heard on KSFO, 6-9 PM), began his show with the theme song from "2001--A Space Odyssey." He offered a terse prediction. "Hannity is done. It's not that I don't like him but his ratings are down and there's a reason, (Roger Ailes), is replacing him with 'Meghan Kelly." Indeed it is widely rumored that Kelley will soon replace Hannity in FNC's prime-time 6 PM, (9 ET) program.
Hannity's radio program on Cumulus, (heard also on KSFO from Noon -3 PM), has also taken a ratings beating, probably due in large part to his regular daily anti-Obama diatribes. It's fairly predictable radio and not the least entertaining at that. Savage wasn't specific about a time when he'd inherit Hannity's time slot but I've heard sooner rather than later. Don't be surprised if a move were made by the fall.
I asked a longtime SF broadcast exec about Savage's prediction: "Look, Savage wouldn't hurt; Hannity is a one-trick pony. I don't know what Cumulus is waiting for, frankly."
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