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Westwood One Inks a Multi-Year Renewal with Michael Savage

Westwood One offers audio products to engage listeners whenever, wherever they are. We are a trusted connection between audio companies, advertisers, and audience, reaching 245 million people each week through 453 owned-and-operated stations in 90 US media markets, more than 8,200 broadcast radio affiliates and numerous digital channels. Our portfolio features exclusive brands people love, such as the NFL, NASH, and more. As the national-facing arm of Cumulus, we represent more than just a radio network; we are a multi-platform provider of sports, music, news, spoken word, and digital content.

NEW YORK, NY, August 10, 2016Westwood 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.

About Westwood One

Westwood One, the national-facing arm of Cumulus Media, offers audio products to reach listeners whenever, wherever they are. Westwood One is a trusted connection between audio companies, advertisers, and audience — with 8,200 broadcast radio stations and media partners who reach 245 million weekly listeners. The company’s portfolio features premium content with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, Westwood One Backstage, the GRAMMYs, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and the Billboard Music Awards. For more information, please visit www.westwoodone.com.

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