Savage Gets Axed From Flagship Station

Is this thing on? Oh my.

Is this thing on? Oh my.

Conservative talk radio host Michael Savage has been canceled from his flagship station in San Francisco, KNEW.

“We have decided to go in a different philosophical and ideological direction, featuring more contemporary content and more local information,” KNEW programming director John Scott said in a press statement. “The Savage Nation does not fit into that vision.”

Savage is being replaced by talk duo John and Ken, in an effort to make the station “more contemporary” and “more local,” said Scott.

Savage wound up on KNEW after being unceremoniously dumped by rival San Francisco conservative talker KSFO several years ago. Savage is currently the third most popular syndicated talk radio show in America.

In addition to having ripped off The Right Perspective host Frank from Queens‘ phrase, “Liberalism is a Mental Disorder,” Savage was recently banned from visiting Great Britain for things he has said on his show.

It is unknown where Savage will call home at this point.

26 comments

  • Is Savage on the air at all in California? Mark Lloyd must be wetting himself.

  • The "Fairness Doctrine" by whatever name is being implemented, it seems. Somebody tightened the screws on KNEW. As Savage often reminds us, it's not "nice" speech that needs to be protected, it's objectionable speech. His objectionable speech got him canned. Say goodnight, America.

  • The US and all of it's citizens suck. Loosers! What most of you morons do not realize is the US is at it's breaking point… See yo soon in hell, mfs.

  • Wow, going with a more local perspective by dumping SF based Savage for a duo based out of L.A.? I am officially taking KNEW off my saved station list.

    Terrible decision.

  • This was obviously KNEW capitulating to the real hate mongers like CAIR. They probably wanted to get more advertisers… you know the yellow bellied ones who can’t stand real free speech. This is just amazing. KNEW has made a pretty big mistake IMO. I live in the bay area and now have no need to ever listen to them. KSFO has me covered better than they do. Bring some fools up from LA and tell us how they are going to be better for local content? Really? You do know about the whole N CA hates S CA thing right? You realized LA has almost nothing to do with SF other than they are in CA? Savage talked about SF non-stop. Your reasons are phony.

  • Frank & John: U’r just jealous of me and my success and my three PhD.’s So what if I steal from you. You are just gavones. Get a paying gig and leave me alone.

  • Moderation is for women and soon to be loosers without a home, fuck you all assholes. Oh and please remove my last comment too. Fuck tards.

  • People, Savage was removed by pressure from the White House, mainly Obama. When baking a communist cake there is no ingredient calling for Michael Savage.

    Defend our freedom, we are under attack.

  • Savage can be heard still in California on at least 2 stations, KION 1460 in the Salinas/Monterey market and KSTE 650 in the Central Valley. KSTE is also the station that carries Armstrong & Getty along with KNEW mornings.

  • When KNEW starts losing money with Johnny and Kenny, they’ll be dumped, too, and be replaced by a pair of out-of-the-closet gay talk show hosts who’ll engage in sex play over the airwaves to get huge ratings from the large homosexual listening base in San Fran.

    Savage is currently the third most popular syndicated talk radio show in America, so advertising money was certainly not the issue. Programming director John Scott fired Savage because Scott is obviously one of those “tolerant”, “inclusive” Liberals we’re always hearing about.

  • Good luck changing stations. You’ll listen to whomever blathers on that station at that time, if you’re listening at all. KNEW’s audience is too lazy to look up the facts, so they’ll obviously be too lazy to reset their tuning knob. Besides, his audience is so old, they may not even know the difference.

  • KNEW is a bunch of cowards, plain and simple.

    Savage may be a Jew but he is right on the money most of the time, and even has the balls to be critical of Jews – he even recently said that the Muslim problem started with Jews pushing their religion down everyone’s throats through civil rights legislation.

    Hey, maybe KNEW can get that “conservative” pro-gun lesbian on their station. Then they’d please everyone – the faggots, the Obama administration, and the conservatives to cowardly to stand up for themselves.

  • This should make all conservative radio and TV hosts very nervous. Soon all you’ll hear and see is are lemmings like Keith Oberman, who will bow to the democrats.

  • This pretty much sums it all up:

    THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER
    >
    > This one is a little different… Two Different Versions! Two Different Morals!
    >
    > OLD VERSION:
    >
    > The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and
    > laying up supplies for the winter.
    >
    > The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer
    > away.
    >
    > Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed. The grasshopper has no food or shelter,
    > so he dies out in the cold.
    >
    > MORAL OF THE STORY: Be responsible for yourself!
    > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    >
    >
    >
    > MODERN VERSION:
    >
    > The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and
    > laying up supplies for the winter.
    >
    > The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.
    >
    > Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why
    > the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while others are cold and starving.
    >
    > CBS, NBC , PBS, CNN, and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper
    > next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food.
    > America is stunned by the sharp contrast.
    >
    > How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to
    > suffer so?
    >
    > Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper, and everybody cries when
    > they sing, ‘It’s Not Easy Being Green.’
    >
    > Jesse Jackson stages a demonstration in front of the ant’s house where the news stations
    > film the group singing, ‘We shall overcome.’ Jesse then has the group kneel down to
    > pray to God for the grasshopper’s sake.
    >
    > Nancy Pelosi & John Kerry exclaim in an interview with Larry King that the ant has
    > gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax
    > hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share.
    >
    > Finally, the EEOC drafts the Economic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Act retroactive
    > to the beginning of the summer.
    >
    > The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having
    > nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the government.
    >
    > The story ends as we see the grasshopper finishing up the last bits of the ant’s food
    > while the government house he is in, which just happens to be the ant’s old house,
    > crumbles around him because he doesn’t maintain it.
    >
    > The ant has disappeared in the snow.
    >
    > The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident and the house, now
    > abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the once peaceful
    > neighborhood.
    >
    > MORAL OF THE STORY: Be careful how you vote in 2010.

    Tommy

  • Savage has stole from me for years including my landmark “liberalism is a mental disorder”, which can be verified on our site. He was dumped because of ratings. Who wants to listen to him hawking his books, bragging about himself, and attacking the real big talkshow hosts. He is jealous of them, because they are the cool guys in high school and he is the nerd that wants to hang out with them. As for his being Jewish, he denigrates Jews by always using the phrase, “from Brooklyn”. He’s a cheap fraud, and now he is getting his just desserts! Listen to TRP for REAL opinion!

  • Hmm…. I think you seem to have a real hatred for this man. Ratings? SO you would have me believe that a radio station canned a guy who is rated in the top 5 of every list of talk shows I can find? I looked at several different places that show is in the top 5 on every list out there……..HMMM I don’t recall seeing your show on any of those lists….Bitter Much?

  • Hey spin it however you like, and even if i concede your point regarding tailoring a message to fit commercial backing. The bottom line is: There is NO chance he was fired for ratings as the claim was made. That was my only point. My argument was NEVER about content of the show, which is where you tried to move the argument. Just about ratings of the show. Then you try to make this about the radio stations, I never mentioned them and how well know any of them are, It was just about the show, THE RATINGS THE SHOW, not the radio station, my reading comprehension inept friend.

  • Oh yeah, almost forgot about this : The arcticle that we are commenting on states :

    " Savage is currently the third most popular syndicated talk radio show in America." Like I said, I don't think you can jive the 3rd most popular show as stated by the article as a "ratings move" .

  • @ Tommy:

    How many of the shows you were “so objectively” comparing have commercial backing and hence have to ensure their message meets with advertisers’ approval?

    Go look at TRP rankings for internet based shows, where they outrank stations with daily broadcasts.

    And lastly – how many of those stations are known outside of their local domain? TRP has followers all over the globe, my statistically inept friend.

  • For Tommy and his silly analogy:

    Savage probably isn't going away. He has an entertaining style and you'll be able to listen to him somewhere Tommy.

    I noticed your ant and grasshopper analogy to be lacking in that it takes the ant that you initially compared to the working class and then you somehow catapult the ant to the upper classes (actually lower middle classes). You could inject into the story set of characters: the ant eaters (upper classes).

    The comparison starts with two types of poor people. The hard working ants and the lazy (green-you mean black) grasshoppers. The ants struggle to survive and barely do. They never get rich, they survive. A great lesson for struggling poor people everywhere.

    As for the civil rights leaders in the story; they too are just ants. Prosperous ants respected enough by their kind to influence the compasionate ants and compel some of the hate filled, ignorant ants to help the miserable grasshoppers that were too stupid, arrogant or lazy to get it right the first time.

    An even better analogy would remember that the minorities you compare to a different species would be better represented as just more ants. Giving to the grasshoppers would be the responsibility of the ant-PETA.

  • Hatred? A tired old retort to justified criticism. You haven't addressed one point that I made. Boy, talk about ignorant and naive! Savage has pulled the wool over your tired eyes. The last time he had an original idea he sent out announcements! Glen Beck has kicked his ass in the last six months while all he's done is whine about being "banned in Britian". Big deal! He had three tv appearances on MSNBC and was gone. He said he was "going to change tv". Yeah, sure. TRP is an independently produced program, that doesn't have to cowtow the way he does. He's all bluster and hot air. He rips off TRP constantly, and those who listen to TRP know it!

  • The funny thing is I have never listened to Michael Savage. I just read the article where they stated he had the 3rd most popular show. I read your post where you said it was a ratings move (which didn’t compute, ) then you said he stole from you and it really sounded like you hated the guy(which is where the hat thing came in). The only point I was trtying to adress is that I don’t think it was ratings, I think it was idealogical move. So, my hate comment wasn’t a “tired old retort” It sounded to me in the piece you really did hate him. But, calling people ignorant and naive is.

  • Glenn Beck is the the third most popular program, Levin says HE is the third most popular, Galagher says He is the, yada, yada. Savage is just really jealous of Rush, Hannity, Beck, ect. He is the nerd in High School who wants to hang out with the cool guys and they don't pay any attention to him! He's a loudmouth from the Bronx, all hot air.

  • Glenn Beck is the the third most popular program, Levin says HE is the third most popular, Galahger says He is the, yada, yada. Savage is just really jealous of Rush, Hannity, Beck, ect. He is the nerd in High School who wants to hang out with the cool guys and they don’t pay any attention to him! He’s a loudmouth from the Bronx, all hot air.

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  • I am responding to old posts, I know , but the fact remains ,Savage is becoming booring. I used to enjoy him but lately I’m getting sick to death of his ranting of how Trump got all his ideas from him, and how Trump should be calling him and how his books are so great and how he’s the best talk show host….I mean, enough already. Trump has been formulating his conservative ideas for some time ,long before Savage got on the radio. And I am sick of his constant bragging and hawking his books on the air. I think there’s been a fall in his ratings and they will continue to fall

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