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Savage wins historic legal battle against radio syndicator (off radio for now?)
World Net Daily ^ | 9-27-12 | WND

Posted on 09/27/2012 5:53:00 PM PDT by dynachrome

Top-rated talk-radio host Michael Savage announced today he has won his legal battle to free himself from his syndicator, the Talk Radio Network, and can negotiate with a new network.

He said he “will not be heard on the radio for some time” but will continue to update his website and produce a free daily newsletter.

As WND reported, Savage sued TRN in December 2010 regarding his contract, alleging the network used “illegal and unenforceable contract provisions” and “other strong-armed tactics” to intimidate him and force him into accepting a “sub-standard agreement.”

The federal case was referred to arbitration.

Savage’s lawyer, Daniel Horowitz, told WND that Savage was awarded money damages and “complete freedom” from TRN. He declined to disclose the amount but said it was seven figures.

Savage has been given ownership of his show, according to Horowitz, which means he will be off the air until he signs a contract with a new syndicator.

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: savage; savagenation; talkradio
Well, hope he finds a home soon.
1 posted on 09/27/2012 5:53:06 PM PDT by dynachrome
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To: 09Patriot; abigail2; Avoiding_Sulla; BellStar; b4its2late; BootsOfEscaping; Brad's Gramma; ...

Savage off the air for now, I guess.


2 posted on 09/27/2012 5:54:16 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome

Jeff Kuhner has replaced him on my local am station. I was wondering why Savage Nation was not on anymore.

http://www.wrko.com/kuhner-report


3 posted on 09/27/2012 5:59:55 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: dynachrome

Well that totally sucks.

I personally enjoyed listening to him every day.

We could have used him to help us get through this historic election...

also, I just bought the Savage Radio app through iTunes.

$#!t.


4 posted on 09/27/2012 6:02:09 PM PDT by AdamBomb
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To: tsowellfan
Jeff Kuhner is a great new voice to speak the truth to America. Savage is no dummy to slowly introduce his replacement. He does have passion.
5 posted on 09/27/2012 6:04:54 PM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kaffir!)
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To: dynachrome

IMHO, Savage can be a bit eccentric at times. But he’s a straight shooter.


6 posted on 09/27/2012 6:05:29 PM PDT by upchuck (I miss my dog Snoopy. May 16, 1997-September 24, 2012 -- 15 years, 4 months. Forever in my heart.)
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To: dynachrome
"He said he “will not be heard on the radio for some time”..."

I'm simply shattered.

7 posted on 09/27/2012 6:07:04 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: dynachrome
The "Doctor" got tricked & coerced into a bad contract?

Talk Radio Network?

He plays on a Clear Channel station in Houston via a TRN contract?

8 posted on 09/27/2012 6:08:22 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: AdamBomb

He could do satellite or have his own live stream. His ratings are pretty high, so I doubt he’ll be off the air for long.


9 posted on 09/27/2012 6:10:00 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: dynachrome

i am hoping he replaces Mike Church in the morningf- i have had enough of him telling us how stupid we are


10 posted on 09/27/2012 6:11:02 PM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: dynachrome

Anything that gets that raving quasi-liberal lunatic off the air is fine by me.


11 posted on 09/27/2012 6:11:56 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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To: tsowellfan

I heard Kuhner for a few minutes tonight. I thought he was standing in for Savage.


12 posted on 09/27/2012 6:13:05 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: luvbach1

I stand corrected. That was probably Savage Nation I was hearing. Kuhner has a radio show on WRKO which is in the next big city from my own.


13 posted on 09/27/2012 6:16:00 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: TexasCajun

“Clear Channel station in Houston via a TRN contract”

My guess is that sort of thing happens often,depending on how the contracts are written. Probably some sort of swap deal.


14 posted on 09/27/2012 6:23:40 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome

I listened to MS daily on my lunch breaks for several years, mostly for lack of anything better.

He was either brilliant or highly misinformed depending on the subject at hand and wholly unwilling to admit his mistakes. But his jealousy over Rush was truly pathetic.

IMO, several regular posters I have crossed keyboards here on FR were more articulate in their positions, made better and deeper points and do what they do with far more ‘flare’ than Savage.

While I won’t say his loss is the proverbial ‘good thing’ as he could be very good at times, I am not saddened by his absence.


15 posted on 09/27/2012 6:25:42 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: dynachrome

Might be difficult to find a new network that will let him work 2 days every other week or so.

I wouldn’t be surprised that he shows up on some localized small station(s) and does more writing. Or he might be using this as an excuse to exit radio, altogether.


16 posted on 09/27/2012 6:38:29 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: dynachrome

God’s speed to you Mr. Savage, please hurry back


17 posted on 09/27/2012 6:47:55 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: dynachrome

Savage must live in dreamland if he thinks any major syndicator is interested in his show. He is so yesterdays news. His show might have had a chance 7 years ago to get a deal with one of the biggies.

I guess wer’e seeing now Savage retiring.


18 posted on 09/27/2012 6:49:15 PM PDT by scott55
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To: dynachrome

What the crap? He is off air? Until when? He has to get a new carrier now? REALLY bad timing!! Been listening everyday since 2001..when is he gonna be back?


19 posted on 09/27/2012 7:03:09 PM PDT by BootsOfEscaping
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To: dynachrome

Savage attacked the right to keep and bear arms. He is dead to me for that.


20 posted on 09/27/2012 7:08:22 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (My game is disruption. I will use lethal force --my vote-- in self-defense against Obama.)
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To: dynachrome

Savage attacked the right to keep and bear arms. He is dead to me for that.


21 posted on 09/27/2012 7:08:49 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (My game is disruption. I will use lethal force --my vote-- in self-defense against Obama.)
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To: dynachrome

I love Savage. I’ll miss him greatly.


22 posted on 09/27/2012 7:15:38 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: All

I have a Kuhner ping list started if anyone wants to be on it please send me a message-his new show is great on WRKO

http://www.wrko.com/kuhner-report


23 posted on 09/27/2012 7:25:44 PM PDT by MaryLou1
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To: All

I wonder if Savage will come back at all-dang, I complain about him a lot but will sure miss him :(


24 posted on 09/27/2012 7:28:01 PM PDT by MaryLou1 (PM me to join the new Jeff Kuhner ping list.)
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To: dynachrome
Well, this explains A LOT of things. I don't like the sound of being off the air "for some time" though.

Enjoy your vacation, Doc.

25 posted on 09/27/2012 7:30:12 PM PDT by MrCFdovnh
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To: dynachrome; All

this explains all the sub par shows and days off doesn’t it?

guess that settlement money is going to his legal fund - snark -


26 posted on 09/27/2012 7:38:10 PM PDT by MaryLou1 (PM me to join the new Jeff Kuhner ping list.)
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To: Mr. K

5 or 6 years ago I could not get enough of Church. Now I can only handle 10-15 minutes of him.

I guess I am not alone.


27 posted on 09/27/2012 8:17:55 PM PDT by cableguymn (peace through strength. if they don't like you at least they will fear you.)
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What will we all do if we can’t find out what restaurant he went to for dinner last night?
I always thought him a phoney. Could be completely wrong.


28 posted on 09/27/2012 8:30:59 PM PDT by Rio (Tempis fugit.)
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To: dynachrome

IIRC, he said something about creating a one man stage show and taking it on the road - maybe he’s working on that.


29 posted on 09/27/2012 8:31:40 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: dynachrome

I hope Jerry Doyle moves into his timeslot on my station, he is awesomely better than Savage when it comes to the economy.


30 posted on 09/27/2012 9:28:18 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: dynachrome

I figured something had to be up as of late with all the absences.

What a time for him to go just before the election, I really hope he does some things here in the Bay Area so we can keep hearing from him during this off time.

That being said, when/if he DOES return to radio, hopefully we can catch him on a station in San Francisco instead of Sacramento!


31 posted on 09/27/2012 9:47:21 PM PDT by CountryClassSF
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To: dynachrome
I must have tried a hundred...no 200 times to listen to a complete Savage show.
After 10 minutes I was yelling at the radio...after 20 minutes I was pulling over and changing stations.
I just cannot stand the guy. His stories are all "me me me", his constant complaints about how he's been treated so unfairly are tiresome and he is just plain annoying.

Not interested in hearing about his dog "Teddy", his boat trips on SF harbor and his meals in various "North Beach Italian" restaurants.
They guy should kiss the ass of Rush Limbaugh everyday at sunrise for creating such a job market for him.
Too much bitchin - bye-bye!
32 posted on 09/27/2012 10:04:17 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: Tainan

LOL! I enjoyed that post :)


33 posted on 09/27/2012 10:15:05 PM PDT by MaryLou1 (PM me to join the Jeff Kuhner ping list.)
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To: dynachrome

I read another article on Drudge that said he was still #3...BS!

He’s lost most radio stations to Levin and Beck or local host.

Sorry, I got sick and tired of his schtick a long time ago. I once checked back in and it was like nothing had changed for years...whining about his dinner, his family, his stomach problems, etc.


34 posted on 09/27/2012 10:18:49 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useful idiots.)
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To: dynachrome
Mike has often talked about a TV show, as a bartender in a Jazz Joint just talking off the cuff or something to that effect.

Yes they both have their faults, but if the Texas air would be ok for Mikes Sinuses (of which we have all heard him complain about), I could see him landing on Beck's the Blaze....

35 posted on 09/28/2012 3:07:52 AM PDT by taildragger (( Fubarward Obama 2012, think about it :-) ))
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To: dynachrome; All

Savage lost me a while back when he supported Romney early in the election campaign, over more conservative candidates....and when he started attacking Birthers.

It was time for him to leave radio. Need new, real conservative talk radio


36 posted on 09/28/2012 3:37:46 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: dynachrome
Top-rated talk-radio host Michael Savage announced today he has won his legal battle to free himself from his syndicator, fans.
37 posted on 09/28/2012 5:15:17 AM PDT by Eastbound (3-7-77)
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To: Eastbound

I want a refund, TRN!


38 posted on 09/28/2012 5:51:43 AM PDT by greenhornet68
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To: cableguymn

When Church is doing the history of The Constitution stuff he is fantastic

But lately when anyone calls he immediately jumps on what they say and says the opposite, even when callers are agreeing with him he jumps all over them. I dont know why anyone bothers to call in.

I expect that if someone called and said “The sky is blue” he would say “you people are always calling to tell me about blue skies that are always there when in fact it is grey and in my Killing Lincoln episodes - available on mikechurch.com I explain why”


39 posted on 09/28/2012 5:54:40 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: dynachrome

He will be back in some form. I don’t anticipate that long of a hiatus, but I think the nature of his show may change. I think he will need some kind of show to promote his books. Although his political books are good, he has a new two book deal with the Jack Hatfield character and I didn’t think Abuse of Power was all that great.

But That’s me.

Will he sell any (or many, rather) without actively promoting them on the radio? I’m not so sure.

Anyway, I already miss his podcast.


40 posted on 09/28/2012 6:11:27 AM PDT by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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To: Eastbound

I want a refund, TRN!


41 posted on 09/28/2012 6:22:25 AM PDT by greenhornet68
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To: dynachrome

Here’s another radio industry about Savage’s win. Also his former syndicator TRN says they’ve got an “October surprise.”

http://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/110813/michael-savage-exits-talk-radio-network?ref=mail_recap


42 posted on 09/28/2012 8:53:32 AM PDT by QuestingElf
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To: cameraeye

Kuhner is darn good-savage’s replacement? sounds good to me


43 posted on 09/28/2012 11:22:08 AM PDT by MaryLou1 (PM me to join the Jeff Kuhner ping list.)
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To: QuestingElf

Hope they hire Kuhner.


44 posted on 09/28/2012 4:26:42 PM PDT by the jogger
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To: Norm Lenhart
But his jealousy over Rush was truly pathetic.

I agree with you wholeheartedly. His constant bashing of Rush and "the Leprechaun" were over the top for an alleged conservative. And it should be noted that neither Rush, the Leprechaun or other conservative talk show hosts ever retaliated in kind nor ever mentioned his name.

I suspect that it was the fact that they ignored him that fueled his anger towards them.......

45 posted on 09/28/2012 4:59:22 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: MaryLou1

I cannot stand Kuhner’s speech pattern. It bothers me to no end. UptherewithRitaCosby.


46 posted on 09/28/2012 7:37:21 PM PDT by PghBaldy (I am sick of Obama's and Hillary's apologies to muslims, especially after 11 September 2012.)
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