Press Release - 020912


DALLAS, February 9, 2012 – Cumulus Media Networks, with more than 4,000 affiliate radio stations reaching 121 million listeners, will offer stations nationwide a daily three-hour radio show hosted by former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee beginning April 2, 2012. “The Mike Huckabee Show” will air noon-3 pm ET, offering radio listeners a new voice in the conservative political talk landscape.

This is Huckabee’s first daily radio show. He will continue to offer Cumulus Media Network stations his three daily commentaries that currently run on more than 500 stations. Huckabee will also continue in his prominent role as a host and contributor on Fox News Channel.
“Governor Huckabee is an important, insightful and influential figure in American public affairs, and we’re excited about launching his live daily radio show during the presidential election season,” said John Dickey, co-Chief Operating Officer of Cumulus Media.

“Expanding my presence on the radio to include a daily live show will allow me to engage listeners on the important issues facing our country, and I’m grateful for this terrific opportunity,” Huckabee said.

Huckabee served as governor of Arkansas from 1996-2007 and is the author of nine books. After his campaign for the Republican nomination for president in 2008, in which Huckabee finished second to John McCain, he formed HuckPac to assist Conservative Republicans running for office nationwide and has amassed a volunteer team with thousands of activists in all 50 states.

“The Mike Huckabee Show” will feature guests debating Huckabee on a broad array of topics and will also feature listener calls. The show will initially launch in 20 markets, including at least two top 10 markets, and significant expansion is expected. Huckabee will also host a series of live radio “Town Hall” events around the country that feature audiences discussing the issues and topics dominating the public agenda.

About Cumulus Media Networks
Cumulus Media Networks has more than 4,000 affiliate radio stations reaching 121 million listeners in the 12+ demographic each week. Programs and services include ABC News Radio, The Mark Levin Show, The Michael Baisden Show, The Huckabee Report, Imus in the Morning, The John Batchelor Show, Red Eye Radio, MoneyTalk with Bob Brinker, The Larry Kudlow Show, Radio Perez with Perez Hilton, Kidd Kraddick in the Morning, Cannon’s Countdown with Nick Cannon and American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks. Other Cumulus Media Networks services include advanced digital media platforms with online interactive advertising; streaming audio and podcasts; ABC Sports Radio; format-specific ePrep; production libraries; and nine 24-hour formats including Scott Shannon’s True Oldies Channel and ESPN Radio. Cumulus Media Networks en Español includes leading Spanish-language programming such as Conexión Thalia and ESPN Deportes Radio.