Mike Huckabee Talks TV, Radio Career, Mulls Political Future

by Kate Knable  on Monday, May. 6, 2013 12:00 am  

Mike Huckabee said he has to consider how long it will take to make his daily radio program “hopefully disgustingly profitable.”

Other Work

Huckabee broadcasts “The Mike Huckabee Show” live from New York when he’s in that city on Fridays getting ready for filming his Fox TV show, “Huckabee.”

He also appears on “The Huckabee Report,” 15 one- or three-minute audio commentaries from him each week. The news and political commentaries air on 600 radio stations.

Huckabee began “The Huckabee Report” in January 2009. Cumulus also syndicates “The Huckabee Report,” and it was when renewing Huckabee’s contract for that short-form radio work 18 months ago that Cumulus asked him to consider doing the longer daily show.

On weekends, Huckabee tapes “Huckabee,” the hour-long Fox News Channel TV show, after staying in touch with the Fox staff all week concerning the content of the upcoming segment.

The Fox cable show is broadcast on Saturdays and Sundays. Huckabee has worked on the show for Fox since 2008.

Huckabee declined to discuss revenue figures for any of his media ventures, calling the information “proprietary” per his agreements with Cumulus and Fox.

His book of letters to his grandchildren, “Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett,” is slated to come out in paperback this fall, and he is currently developing a new book project.

Besides the broadcasting work and the books, Huckabee also writes content for MikeHuckabee.com and a recent new endeavor, GodFruits.com.

GodFruits.com isn’t at all political and he does it “just because I enjoy it,” Huckabee said. The free website and email newsletter are “spiritual” and offer encouragement, he said. The site launched in September.

“It’s an outlet for real ministry,” he said. “I find that a lot of people who are very discouraged … some of them spend too much living and eating and sleeping politics. … There’s a spiritual dimension to your life. Don’t limit yourself to earthly kingdoms.”

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