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I Give Savage Two Years

In Uncategorized on 01/26/2014 at 7:25 am

The recent parting of Cumulus and Hannity paved the way for the Savage Nation to score the 3:00 – 6:00 day-part on many Cumulus stations. Politico is now hyping a “feud” between Sean and Dr. Mike.  (I’m sure it irks Politico that not one leftist talk host is relevant enough to have a bitter feud worthy of reporting: you have to have an audience first).  Savage is correct when he describes Hannity as a shallow pretty-boy. We all know Hannity didn’t get to the pinnacle of talk radio because of his depth or his non-existent listening ability.  However, Neocon-Sean has a few things going for him. He seems like a genuinely polite man, and he does his homework on culture war issues. Hannity is not extraordinary. He is safe and stable. Conversely, Savage has the intangibles to be a star. He IS unstable, unpredictable, cultured, brilliant, quirky and most important…pathetically funny. Unfortunately for the Dickeys, he’s not gonna win. Savage is too angry, self-absorbed, bitter and paranoid and it’s alienating his listeners.  A radio consultant like O’Day or Geller could benefit Michael, but I doubt he’s teachable.  Savage will be back to nights by 2016.

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