NEW YORK, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Citadel Media announced today that The Huckabee Report, the short form news and commentary feature hosted by Governor Mike Huckabee, has reached more than 500 affiliates making it the fastest growing radio program of the past decade. Launched in January 2009, the show provides the quick wit and insider perspective of the former presidential candidate and Arkansas governor. Three times daily, Huckabee delivers his take on the leading news stories and issues of the day with common sense and his uniquely wry humor.
"The Huckabee Report has become appointment listening for audiences across the country eager to hear Governor Huckabee's views," said John Rosso, President of Citadel Media. "Our affiliates and advertisers have recognized the value of this feature as evidenced by rapid affiliate growth and strong advertising bookings. The show is presented with a tone and relevance that truly resonates with his listeners while the writing has provided some of the most memorable quotes on the air today."
Some of the most quotable lines from the program's first year of broadcasting have been posted to the On Demand section of the show's Web site – http://radio.mikehuckabee.com/ – and include quips such as:
A Rasmussen poll finds that "Congress member" has sunk four places below "lawyer" and is now the least favorably regarded profession. And if you're a Congress member who's also a lawyer, well…I don't think the chart goes that low.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that Obamacare will be Congress' "Christmas present to the American people." Usually, Christmas is when you spend too much of your own money on something for your grandchildren, not the other way around.
Tom Delay did better than expected on "Dancing With The Stars," but he quit the show because of stress fractures in both feet. That's one thing politics does teach you: when to leave before you get voted out.
"Governor Huckabee is a warm and engaging communicator who makes the complicated issues of government less complicated," said Laurie Cantillo, Program Director for 77 WABC in New York. "His passion for radio is reflected in this impressive milestone and we're proud to have him in our station's lineup."
Huckabee's first job at the age of 14 was reading the early morning news, sports, weather and even commercials at KXAR in Hope, AR. He worked his way through high school and college in radio and has been an ardent supporter of the medium through his years as a governor and a presidential candidate. He is also the host of Huckabee on Fox News Channel. A noted author, Huckabee's two most recent releases – Do The Right Thing and A Simple Christmas – both spent several weeks on the New York Times Best Sellers list in 2009.
About Citadel Media
Citadel Media has 4,400 affiliate radio stations reaching more than 104 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, Radio Perez with Perez Hilton, The Joe Scarborough Show, Imus in the Morning, Kidd Kraddick in the Morning, MoneyTalk with Bob Brinker, Rick Dees Weekly Top 40, Tom Kent and American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks. Other Citadel Media services include advanced digital media platforms with online interactive advertising, streaming audio and podcasts, ABC Sports Radio, syndicated music and talk programs including Flashback, format-specific ePREP, production libraries, eight 24-hour formats, including Scott Shannon's True Oldies Channel and ESPN Radio. Citadel Media en Espanol includes leading Spanish-language programming such as Conexion Thalia, Tu Vida Es Mi Vida con Maria Marin, and ESPN Deportes Radio. The network has digital partnerships with SustainLane, the nation's largest green ad network delivering more than 31 million unique visitors per month and Terra, a leader in Hispanic digital content.
SOURCE Citadel Media