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Michael Savage To Exit The Radio Airwaves in January 2021

“After more than 25 years on the radio airwaves, conservative radio host Michael Savage has announced he’ll be leaving the medium in January 2021.”

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After more than 25 years on the radio airwaves, conservative radio host Michael Savage has announced he’ll be leaving the medium in January 2021. The radio legend will continue to share his opinions on the world exclusively thru his Savage Nation Podcast which will be distributed thru the Westwood One Podcast Network.

“I have a big announcement to make,” Savage told his audience on Wednesday. “Come January, you’re only going to hear me on my podcast. You will not hear me on this radio station anymore as of January. I cannot give you the reasons; I am constrained for legal reasons. But you will no longer hear Michael Savage on radio anywhere in America.”

The news surprised many of Savage’s listeners as it suggested there was more to the story than he could share. Savage later took to Twitter where he hinted at why the exit from radio was taking place.

Savage’s radio career began in San Francisco at 810 KGO in March 1994. He started as a fill-in host for Ray Taliaferro and was launched on to the national scene in September 2000 when The Savage Nation earned syndication from TRN. He has since gone on to author more than 25 books including nine New York Times best-sellers. His national radio program, The Savage Nation, has been heard by more than 10 million listeners per week.

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Dominic Carter to Helm 3 PM Timeslot on 77 WABC

Carter will continue to host his late-night programs in addition to his new 3 PM hour on the New York news/talk station.

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77 WABC has announced that Dominic Carter will take over the 3-4 PM timeslot previously helmed by Rudy Giuliani in the station’s daily lineup.

Carter will continue to host his late-night program from Midnight to 1 AM on weekdays and 11 PM to midnight on Sundays, in addition to his new 3 PM hour on the New York news/talk station.

“I’m excited about hosting an afternoon slot and grateful for the trust that Mr. Catsimatidis and Chad Lopez have shown in me,” said Carter. “It’s an honor to serve the New York City area listeners, especially on a powerhouse station like WABC Radio, as well as WLIR 107.1, our sister station on Long Island.”

“It is with great pleasure that I announce Dominic as our 3 to 4 pm host,” added Red Apple Media and WABC Radio owner John Catsimatidis. “Dominic is an exceptional broadcast journalist and political commentator, who presents all sides of issues relevant to our listeners. He’s done an excellent job with his overnight programs, and I know he will do the same with the 3pm hour.”

Carter steps into the timeslot previously held by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. He departed the station last month after continually dismissing edicts relating to the way WABC would discuss the validity of the 2020 presidential election. Giuliani — who served as an attorney for former President Donald Trump — has continually claimed the election was “stolen” in favor of Joe Biden.

Red Apple Media President Chad Lopez shared he was excited to promote from within to fill the vacancy.

“Dominic brings a lot of energy to his programs, and he is an exceptional interviewer,” Lopez said. “Growing our own from within is always a recipe for success.”

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Dan Bongino: I’m Not Rush Limbaugh and Never Will Be

“I’d rather hear Rush on the radio too. But I can’t. Because he’s not with us.”

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Legendary news/talk radio host Rush Limbaugh died more than three years ago. And Dan Bongino is still reiterating that he won’t ever be able to replace the venerable host.

While responding to a listener who said he should be “ashamed” of the language he uses on his podcast and video program, noting that Rush Limbaugh never spoke that way, Bongino argued that you can’t compare him to the legendary host.

“I’m not Rush. Never will be. Neither will anyone else,” Bongino wrote. “I’d rather hear Rush on the radio too. But I can’t. Because he’s not with us. One day I won’t be either. Everyone has it coming. Me too.”

Bongino also balked at the idea that his language somehow precludes him from labeling himself a Christian.

“I don’t ‘claim’ to be a Christian, I am one,” he shared. “Doesn’t mean I’m anyone’s moral compass, and it certainly doesn’t mean I don’t battle my own demons every day. Trust me, you have no idea.”

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Michael Riedel: Mark Simone Was Right When He Said Doing Mornings Would Take 10 Years Off My Life

“People were not meant to get up at 4 AM.”

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Michael Riedel helms mornings on 710 WOR alongside Len Berman. And while he enjoys the work, he admits there is a downside.

While discussing a bevy of topics with Mark Simone Tuesday morning, Riedel was asked about getting up so early every day for the morning show that airs from 6-10 AM.

“I gotta tell you, you were very helpful in getting me this job and I’m deeply, deeply grateful. But the day after I got it, we were on the phone and you were like ‘Yeah, you’re gonna do the morning show. It takes 10 years off your life,'” he said with a chuckle. “Thanks a lot!”

“People were not meant to get up at 4 AM,” Simone joked.

“You’ve got that right,” Riedel said.

Michael Riedel has hosted mornings on the iHeartMedia-owned station since 2018 alongside Berman. But that doesn’t mean he’s any more used to the early alarm clock now than he was when he first began.

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