Michael Savage, Conservative Shock Jock, Leaves S.F. Radio

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He reportedly got fired ... are you shocked?

Correction: An earlier version of this story indicated that Savage was gone because KNEW 910, the local Clear Channel station, dropped him from the airwaves and replaced him with Jon and Ken, two Southern California conservatives.

San Francisco's infamous right wing radio host Michael Savage will no longer be able to berate listeners over the airwaves -- at least not for now. 

That's because he recently declared himself "free at last" after winning a legal battle to free himself from his contract.



The famously ultra-conservative shock jock, who until Thursday broadcast from the left-leaning bastion of San Francisco, made a name for himself by taking a stand against immigrants and Muslims. He was even banned from Great Britain.

Most recently, Savaged caused a stir when he spent $900,000 to fight his way out of his contract with Talk Radio Network, which prevented him from switching radio stations. Well, he got what he wanted, sort of.

Who knows how his sponsors are coping with the news, but we're guessing local stations carrying Savage Nation are bracing themselves for some lamenting from listeners.

The yacht-owning, Marin County resident wasn't always so staunchly conservative, you know. In fact, when he first arrived in San Francisco in the '70s (that was when he was still going by his birth name, Michael Weiner), he was known to hang out with beatniks in North Beach and sport a picture of himself with Allen Ginsberg.

We really wanted to talk to Savage to get more on this story -- or at least get some final bombastic comments -- but his lawyer, Daniel Horowitz, hasn't returned our calls. 

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bellaasburper
bellaasburper

We love you Mike, wherever you are, miss your insight, sense of humor, and great political analysis and even your bombastic temperment. Hope all is well and you show back up on a radio station near us SOON. Evenings w/o Savage just aren't the same.

perez.john
perez.john

What a shame! I tuned in every night . What a great program .I hope he get's back on the air!

This is only my opinion.I enjoyed the show!!!

Rabbi_Pedro
Rabbi_Pedro

Savage Weiner is gone. John and Ken are a one trick pony. If you enjoy two pricks lambasting ANY and ALL taxes for 4 hours a day, then these are the guys for you. FYI - They were early and loud supporters of Clown Hair Arnold Swartzanegro's first run for Governor. 

j.zile
j.zile

It's a real shame, the true Idiots; and sadly, the real uninformed mindless voters (ie; darediego19671, and the likes of his liberal pals). Who only Know how to spew the leftest lies, and Obama's taking points. Can't even see the truth when it presented to them right in front of there faces!.. These people probably never listened to a single show, let alone read one of Doctor Savage's books. People like Michael Savage, Rush, and Jerry Doyle, are Americas last hope for some reality and actual true facts.. The path the left (Marxist) have put this country on since the 1960's is now finally coming together. It is the death of our freedoms! It is pitting the poor against everyone else! It's lining their pockets on the kickbacks from the corruption! It's the promises made to you that will never be kept!.. This entitlement mentality is already failing everywhere we look! Companies are going broke, because the workers have convinced themselves that they are entitled, to endless raises, golden goose retirement packages, the "works"! I blame The Main stream media, and our schools brainwashing a entire public! Including "Mr 19671", I'm sure he's a product or everything I have been disusing! I'm sure this is where he get all of his info (MSNBC, Yahoo, NY Times, etc). These lib's are in so "lock step" with the propaganda coming out of the corrupt white house! That the real truth doesn't matter! Nor is it even looked for!? Only when the brainwashed start losing their promises, will they possibly wake-up from the political slumber they have been put into!.. But by then, I'm afraid it will be to late!.. Executive order, after executive order, our freedoms are despairing right before our very eyes!! It's Illegal, and it's un-holy! And eventually it will come to your "Lib" home, and wake you up in the middle of the night, and only then will you find out you've been on the WRONG SIDE! Then you'll ask yourself, what have I done to America!?.. If you have one brain cell left, I would beg you to read; "They thought they were free".. Though I'm sure you'll have every excuse in the world, not to read it, or even look it up to see what it's about? It's just history, but funny how it seams.. It repeat's itself.. So now it your time to choose, be informed, or vote without any knowing any real truths.. I know, that's just way it easier to vote as a moron, then as a informed American!.. Wake up America!.. The real danger is amongst us now! Inform yourselves and VOTE! Once you are armed with knowledge. I don't see how you could vote for this faker again!.. Well that is, of course you not being on the big Gov payroll.. Oops! I mean big Gov welfare!.. Well at least when it's all OVER, and I mean "really over".. You can look in the mirror, and take the blame!.. Well at least you won't have Michael Savage in your ear saying, he told you so!!!

kp.ryan
kp.ryan

The Savage Weiner is kaput in Portland; now signed off in San Francisco... 

 

I'm guessing he still has an market or 2 in Alaska and probably a few in Florida.  

 

The poor guy.  First UC Berkeley wouldn't hire him because he's Jewish and now this.  He's probably not getting airtime because all the radio stations are anti-semitic, too. 

SavageNation
SavageNation

This is an OLD Story updated with his Legal Win Against TRN. He wasn't fired, HE NEVER WORKED FOR KNEW, they were just a TRN Affiliate who gave him broadcast space.

 

 

Savaged
Savaged

 @kp.ryan Patrick Manshardt won (settled) the U.C.B. lawsuit for Mike after the bureaucrats hired that Nerf Herder from Bolinas.

 

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