Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s midday radio program, once touted as a potential threat to Rush Limbaugh’s dominance in that day part, will cease production according to a report in POLITICO. “The Mike Huckabee Show on radio, which was heard 3 hours a day on over 200 radio stations across the country since April of 2012 will conclude its run at the end of the final show on Thursday, December 12,” the former Republican presidential candidate announced on his Facebook page.
“I have loved doing the Mike Huckabee Show, and it’s [sic] success of going from launch to over 200 stations in less than 2 years is significant, but the contract was at a decision point for both Cumulus Media and me, and we mutually agreed to conclude,” he continued.
Huckabee distinguished his program as “a talk show by a conservative” and not “a conservative talk show” when it debuted in February, 2012. Going up against Limbaugh, who had occupied his slot for decades, some media watchers including Daily Beast columnist David Frum foresaw a real challenge to the conservative talk show host’s dominance in Huckabee.
Huckabee announced that he would continue his daily radio commentary segments which are syndicated to stations nationally. POLITICO notes that the former governor has not yet ruled out a 2016 presidential bid as well.
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