Update: Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 - According to a Politico report on Thursday night, Rush Limbaugh – who was reportedly parting from his Cumulus-affiliated radio show by year’s end due to failed contract negotiations – is not necessarily gone, and it looks like he won’t be. It is being reported that Limbaugh is going to resign with the communications firm. As far as Sean Hannity is concerned, however, any future affiliation he has with Cumulus appears to be dead. Surprisingly, Hannity is refusing to sign with Cumulus - and not the other way around - because he prefers airing his shows on Clear Channel.
This is what insiders are saying while those directly related to the negotiations are forbidden from commenting on active-negotiations. In other words, this is where things stand with Cumulus and the two conservative broadcasters at this time. Just weeks ago, it was reported that both broadcasters were losing their affiliation with Cumulus.
One incident that tends to reaffirm that Hannity is gone is that conservative broadcaster Michael Savage of “The Savage Nation” announced that he predicts that he and his Savage Nation will be taking over the Sean Hannity Show’s time slot by the end of the year. He stated that he is the heir apparent to afternoon drive on the east coast and around America on Cumulus stations which have the most powerful stations in the radio world.
Currently, Rush Limbaugh is the number 1, most-listened-to radio talk show host in the United States, and Sean Hannity is number 2. Both are currently heard via Cumulus on 40 stations throughout the United States.