Mike Huckabee Three Hour Radio Show To End
A Hope, Arkansas native is ending his nationally syndicated radio program. The Mike Huckabee Show is heard three hours a day on over 200 radio stations across the country, including KXAR in Hope and KTPA in Prescott. The show debuted in April of 2012 and will end its run Thursday, December 12. This will not affect The Huckabee Report, the three time daily commentary that is heard on over 500 stations and the Huckebee Show on FOX News. Huckabee said he has loved doing the program, and it’s success of going from launch to over 200 stations in less than two years is significant, but the contract was at a decision point with Cumulus Media, and “we mutually agreed to conclude.” Huckabee said he has opportunities in other areas that cannot be accomplished given the 8-9 hours of the day he was devoting to the daily long form show. He said in the original development of the show, “I set out to develop a talk radio show that focused on civil discourse on complicated topics as well as human events and stories from the entertainment world, and I feel we have done that and done it well. I am forever grateful to the wonderful affiliates and their listeners who have been so supportive, and to the advertisers who entrusted me with their brands and products. I look forward to doing some Town Hall events in conjunction with Cumulus Media in 2014 as well as continuing with the Huckabee Report. Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas and a 2008 presidential candidate, launched the program against the Rush Limbaugh Program, which is carried on over 600 stations.