KTRB drops Savage, enters receivership

Savage KTRB-AM 860, which has gone into receivership and is now being run by Comerica Bank, has dropped Michael Savage, leaving the controversial national talk show host without a station in his home market. Savage, who broadcasts from his home in Marin County, is heard nationally on about 300 stations with 8 to 10 million listeners a week, according to his syndicator, Talk Radio Network. Savage was among the first hosts at KSFO when it switched to conservative talk in

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Michael Savage returns to local radio Feb. 1

Michael Savage, who was dumped by KNEW-AM 910 in September, has landed at KTRB-AM 860, which has an all-sports format. Savage, who lives in Marin County, will continue to a political show, however. “Sports fans are generally tuned out of politics, and I want to tune them in to what is happening in this great country,” he said, according to World Net Daily. “Hopefully, with this new demographic, I will attain the high ratings numbers I once had and even

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KNEW 910 drops Michael Savage

Clear Channel’s KNEW 910 has dropped Michael Savage, the controversial San Francisco based talk show host, replacing him with KFI Los Angeles talk show hosts John and Ken. “We have decided to go in a different philosophical and ideological direction, featuring more contemporary content and more local information,” KNEW said on its Web site. “The Savage Nation does not fit into that vision.” But can two Los Angeles hosts make KNEW more local? “These are Californians, doing a California based

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Republican congressman takes on Savage

Michael Savage, the Marin County-based national radio host, may have finally met his match. Bay Area radio commentator Brad Kava reports that Louisiana Republican Congressman Joseph Cao (pictured here holding his daughter) has slammed Savage for his anti-immigrant radio commentary. Cao, by the way, is the guy who defeated William Jefferson, the Democrat who was caught with $90,000 in FBI bribe money in his freezer.

Parents of autistic kids to protest Savage

The parents of autistic children are planning to protest Michael Savage in San Francisco today (July 27) and they say seven national advertisers have yanked their ads from his show after he said autistic kids are “brats” who need nothing more than a good talking-to. “We are going after each and every advertiser that hasn’t dropped him yet,” Evelyn Ain, president of Autism United, told the New York Daily News following a protest on Wall Street Friday. Autism United identified

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Savage tells NY Times he’s carrying heat

Bay Area radio host Michael Savage is licensed to carry a pistol and does so, The New York Times reports in today’s edition. The Times said it was allowed to sit in on his broadcasts if it agreed to not “reveal the location of the waterside house where he was broadcasting that day, or of two other homes where he has studios and which he treats as virtual safe houses” due to death threats Savage said he has received over

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Savage sues Islamic group over canceled ads

Bay Area radio personality Michael Savage has sued the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, saying it violated his rights by wrongfully using segments of his show in a letter-writing campaign to advertisers. In the Oct. 29 broadcast, Savage called the Muslim holy book “a throwback document” and a “book of hate,” the AP reports. Savage — who broadcasts from the studios of KNEW 910 in San Francisco or from his home in Tiburon (pictured) — said he strongly supports

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FCC fines KNEW, KSJO $10,000 each

The FCC has rejected a challenge to the renewal of four Bay Area radio station licenses held by Clear Channel by a politically liberal youth organization which objected to Michael Savage’s (left) program on KNEW-AM. Youth Media Council made numerous claims against the stations including the assertion that Savage and former KNEW host Jeff Katz “consistently stereotype and advocate violence against undocumented workers, Muslims, women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered persons” and that the station encourages “physical violence as a

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First Imus, now Savage? Protest Friday

Protesters ranging from La Raza Centro Legal and the Bay Area Lawyers Guild to representatives of public stations KPFA and KQED plan to demonstrate against right-wing talk show host Michael Savage outside KNEW radio on Friday (April 20), according to a report in the San Francisco Daily. “To remove Don Imus from the radio and not remove people like Michael Savage is hypocrisy,” protest organizer Steve Zeltzer told the SF Daily. “Michael Savage is much more flagrant in his racist,

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Radio’s Michael Savage backs Jerry Brown

KNEW’s Michael Savage, who once wrote a book titled “Liberalism is a Mental Disorder,” has donated $5,600 to the campaign of one California’s best known liberals, Jerry Brown, who is running for state attorney general, according to the Chronicle’s Matier & Ross column. Savage, whose real name is Michael Weiner, explained that he doesn’t think Brown’s opponent will win. “Why bet on a horse that isn’t going to win? Why throw your money in the garbage.” Savage also says that

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