Storied Broadcaster to Host The Savage Nation One-Hour Radio Show and New Free, Intimate, and Revealing Original Podcast Starting January 2019

Two Hours of Unique Content Will Be Available for Radio Broadcast Daily

New York, NY – September 24, 2018: Westwood One, America’s largest audio network, and legendary broadcaster Michael Savage are innovating together in 2019 with the launch of a one-hour version of The Savage Nation radio show, which has millions of dedicated listeners, and a new original podcast.

The Savage Nation podcast will also be available for radio broadcast, as Westwood One pioneers bridging the demos and consumption patterns on both linear and on demand audiences. This is the first original podcast from Michael Savage, who currently releases an on-demand version of his radio show. Savage is excited to experiment with audio and create a podcast that will reach his listeners and fans all over the country.

“As I move into the next phase of my 25-year radio career I hope to bring even more listeners to the medium of audio with The Savage Nation,” said Savage. “I will be free to innovate in unique ways on my podcast. The flexibility of the platform will permit me to expand my story-telling and insights into politics, books, food, cars, and rock and roll. I’m going to change the way talk radio is spoken and consumed.”

“Dr. Savage’s on-demand audience is massive, and I have no doubt this new podcast will be too,” said Suzanne Grimes, Executive Vice President, Marketing for Cumulus Media and President, Westwood One. “He has fans from all over the world and from different walks of life who will flock to his versatile new shows.”

The combination of podcast and broadcast will fuel the audience for both shows. Savage will cross-promote across The Savage Nation radio show and podcast, which will also be heavily promoted by Westwood One Podcast Network – the fastest growing podcast network in America.

The Savage Nation podcast will be available in January at michaelsavage.com, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, WestwoodOnePodcasts.com, and the Westwood One Podcasts App for iOS or Android.

About Michael Savage
Michael Savage is a multimedia icon in the conservative movement, heard by 10 million listeners a week on The Savage Nation and syndicated across the U.S. in more than 300 markets. He is also the author of 25 books, including six New York Times best-sellers. In 2007, his media presence and profile earned him the coveted “Freedom of Speech Award” from Talkers Magazine. His passion to unearth the truth about liberalism, borders, language and culture, and his unparalleled stand for America’s families, has made him the most important figure in the fight for free speech and ideals in America today.

For more information about Michael Savage programming on Westwood One contact Stuart Greenblatt at sgreenblatt@westwoodone.com or (212) 419-2946.

About Westwood One Podcast Network
Westwood One Podcast Network is the fastest growing podcast network in America, engaging listeners with original content in political talk, sports and entertainment powered by a massive, multi-platform engine to grow this business. Westwood One Podcast Network’s content and advertising partners tap into the passion, energy and creativity of a start up within an audio powerhouse, capitalizing on our enormous promotional reach, established national sales team, and preferred relationships with major podcast buyers, as well as high quality production capabilities across the country. It was the first to launch multi-platform extensions with monetization at scale in the commercial segment, most notably with The Ben Shapiro Show.

About Westwood One
Westwood One, the national-facing arm of Cumulus Media, offers iconic, nationally syndicated sports, news and entertainment content to 245 million listeners each week across an audio network of 8,000 affiliated broadcast radio stations and media partners. Westwood One is the largest audio broadcast network in America, home to premium content that defines the culture, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, Westwood One Backstage, the GRAMMYs, the Academy of Country Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards and the American Music Awards. The rapidly growing Westwood One Podcast Network delivers popular network and industry personalities and programs. Westwood One connects listeners with their passions through programs and platforms that have everyone listening. For more information please visit www.westwoodone.com.

Contact
Suzy Schultz | Westwood One | sschultz@westwoodone.com | (212) 419-2905