Leykis to take on Savage starting Monday

CBS Radio is hoping to topple Michael Savage (right) by bringing Southern California talker Tom Leykis (left) to San Francisco’s FREE FM 106.9 starting Monday in the 3-7 afternoon drive slot. For the first week, Leykis wil originate from SF and do an extra hour for local listeners from 2 to 3 p.m., according to Mercury News writer Brad Kava. Kava says Leykis will discuss some of the things about FREE FM that have not yet been spoken about. The

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SF radio’s Savage used to be a beatnik

San Francisco radio host Michael Savage (left) once was a North Beach hipster who counted none other than Lawrence Ferlinghetti and the late Allen Ginsberg among his pals when he was still using his real name: Michael Weiner, according to a profile in the SFWeekly and other New Times alt-weeklies across the country. The piece is an eye-opener about the host whose show is carried on 400 stations reaching 8 million people a day. For instance, it says that the

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