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Michael Savage plans radio comeback
SF Chron ^ | 10/9/12 | Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross

Posted on 10/10/2012 12:22:33 PM PDT by raccoonradio

San Francisco conservative talk show host Michael Savage - off the air since last month after winning a legal battle with his bosses - expects to be back behind a microphone within two weeks.

"I've got to get back before these (presidential) debates are over," Savage said Tuesday. "And when I do, it will be bigger than ever."

Savage's lawyer, Daniel Horowitz - who led the legal fight to get the nationally syndicated star out of his contract with the Talk Radio Network - said the hot-talk hotshot is in discussions with three "major players" he declined to name.

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


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1 posted on 10/10/2012 12:22:41 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Savage is a moron. Stay off the air.


2 posted on 10/10/2012 12:26:17 PM PDT by twister881
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To: raccoonradio

I’ve missed Savage on our local Clear Channel Station, 104.7 FM. They’ve put some guy named Jerry Doyle in his time slot. Slightly more sane than Savage but nowhere near as interesting.


3 posted on 10/10/2012 12:27:21 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: raccoonradio

” the hot-talk hotshot is in discussions with three “major players” he declined to name.”

He who is currently radioless, is negotiating with three who are currently nameless....

Just DARN !


4 posted on 10/10/2012 12:27:40 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: dynachrome; marylou; rockabyebaby

...ping, hanging out at the library today, thought I’d say howdy. See yall soon.


5 posted on 10/10/2012 12:28:04 PM PDT by gargoyle (...a well informed public and a well regulated militia...)
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To: twister881

Not into him myself but I know he has his fans here. In Boston Levin took his place


6 posted on 10/10/2012 12:28:25 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

I have to admit Savage had his interesting moments when I listened to him, but its clear he’s a real A-hole.


7 posted on 10/10/2012 12:29:57 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: raccoonradio

Why would conservatives want to listen to Michael Savage, a Jerry Brown supporter, when we have Mark Levin, Andrew Wilkow, Larry Elder, and a whole host of real conservatives?


8 posted on 10/10/2012 12:30:05 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: raccoonradio

Needs new meds for his turrets and ADHD...


9 posted on 10/10/2012 12:30:31 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vigilanteman

Jerry Doyle has been on for years—same syndicator as the one Savage just left, Talk Radio Network. Doyle used to air 3-6 pm weekdays but some stations ran him on delay...now his show airs 6-9 pm, the former Savage slot.

WRKO Boston wound up keeping him in same slot as before, 10 pm on delay.
Played Garibaldi in Star Trek the Next Gen or some show like that. Calls himself “your 6 foot 4 ATM of information”


10 posted on 10/10/2012 12:31:20 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: twister881
Savage is a moron. Stay off the air.

Teradittos!

11 posted on 10/10/2012 12:31:35 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Vigilanteman
Slightly more sane than Savage

There's probably 4 billion people on the planet you could say that of.

12 posted on 10/10/2012 12:32:09 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: twister881

“Like ancient Spartans these democrats are relentless on their attacks on Bush, even the New York times, there’s an article that talks about, which reminds me, I sat down last night with a dear friend of my at my favorite Italian restaurant, of course its nothing like those little mom and pop Italian diners back in Brooklyn growing up as a boy in the 40s, so I’m reading this article in the NY Times, it mentions me, Michael Savage that ......

He gives me a headache. I swear he has ADHD (you know, the disease he says doesn’t exist in kids.)


13 posted on 10/10/2012 12:33:29 PM PDT by Hammerhead
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To: raccoonradio
Played Garibaldi in Star Trek the Next Gen or some show like that.

No, it was Babylon 5.

14 posted on 10/10/2012 12:33:39 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: raccoonradio
Borders, language, and culture matter to all of us, Michael.

Michael crossed the line with management, Michael can't be respectful to his audience, and Michael thinks people care about what he ate last night.

Stay off the air, Michael Savage.

15 posted on 10/10/2012 12:35:18 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: raccoonradio
Jerry Doyle as security Chief Michael Garibaldi on Babylon 5: Garibaldi Pictures, Images and Photos
16 posted on 10/10/2012 12:37:05 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: justlurking

Thanks—knew it was a show like that but wasn’t sure...


17 posted on 10/10/2012 12:38:48 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: twister881
Savage is a moron.
Your statement is moronic.
18 posted on 10/10/2012 12:40:54 PM PDT by dainbramaged (If you want a friend, get a Model 1911.)
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To: raccoonradio
"I've got to get back before these (presidential) debates are over," [Weiner] said Tuesday. "And when I do, it will be bigger than ever."

No thanks, Mister Weiner, you have abused your discretion (gone off on foolish and what should-to-you-be-highly-embarrassing rants) wayyy too often.

There are conservatives, with much talent and knowledge, that I would much rather hear.

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19 posted on 10/10/2012 12:41:10 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Savage is brilliant man and not afraid to call a camel a camel. Adds a lot to the national discourse. But yes, nobody cares what he ate for dinner. And he can scream too loud at times. We hear ya, Mike. Its the magic of radio amplification, no need to yell. I think maybe these over_emotive fits may be caused by too much treif in yer diet, Mike. Michael, are you listening?


20 posted on 10/10/2012 12:48:21 PM PDT by faithhopecharity
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Savage is brilliant man and not afraid to call a camel a camel. Adds a lot to the national discourse. But yes, nobody cares what he ate for dinner. And he can scream too loud at times. We hear ya, Mike. Its the magic of radio amplification, no need to yell. I think maybe these over_emotive fits may be caused by too much treif in yer diet, Mike. Michael, are you listening? Your dear mommy didn’t raise you on calamari and ham sandwiches.


21 posted on 10/10/2012 12:50:30 PM PDT by faithhopecharity
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To: raccoonradio

Savage is an entertainer who uses current events as his schtick...he is pretty good at it (Limbaugh is far better) but when you’re traveling and have cirrus radio, and put it on talk shows.....it is far better that country western music!!!


22 posted on 10/10/2012 1:10:45 PM PDT by terycarl
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To: raccoonradio
Is there something fishy here. Granted it's great Savage won his lawsuit, but how come the court comes to a decision two months before election day to get him off the air? Savage is a great patriot and one of the most knowledgeable on our side.
23 posted on 10/10/2012 1:11:35 PM PDT by kenmcg (t)
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To: raccoonradio

It will be interesting to see where Savage lands and what type of syndication deal he can put together.

Savage’s feud with TRN was the stuff of legend, and he spared no expense in getting out of his contract, for a variety of reasons, including the fact that TRN is a low-budget operation compared to syndicators like ABC and Premier Radio Networks. Savage was the most popular host on TRN, but his paycheck pales in comparison to what Rush and Hannity make. I’d even venture that Neal Boortz has a better deal with Cox than Savage had with TRN. Make no mistake; Savage makes seven figures a year, but his old contract wasn’t nearly as lucrative as other hosts.

But who does he sign with now? His program once aired on many of the former ABC-owned stations (now part of the Cumulus chain), but Savage got himself taken off the air and then spent weeks criticizing ABC. Doubtful that stations like WABC and WLS want him back, especially since Mark Levin’s popularity has skyrocketed.

Same thing holds true for TRN, and I’m guessing Premier will take a pass on him, too. So, when Savage returns to the air, it will be on second-class stations with less signal coverage and lower ratings. And, if Savage’s new deal gives him a percentage of the ad revenue, he may actually make less money (at least initially), because his new affiliates won’t have as many listeners, meaning that Savage and his partners won’t be able to charge as much for advertising.

Savage is a unique radio talent; at his best, he’s one of the most compelling hosts on the air. But his nasty divorce from TRN may actually put him in a less enviable position, in terms of listeners, affiliates and revenue.


24 posted on 10/10/2012 1:27:59 PM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: gargoyle

Holy Bleep! Nice to “see” you again! Hope all is well with you.


25 posted on 10/10/2012 1:35:38 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: raccoonradio

I'll be back! And I'll be bigger than ever!
26 posted on 10/10/2012 1:36:56 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: Seaplaner

Why do so many insist on using the name Weiner when Mike Savage has used the name Savage for many years? Hmmmm?


27 posted on 10/10/2012 1:41:08 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: raccoonradio
Savage is accused of being loud, hostile, adversarial.. Good job, Dr. Savage! I say.

Those are some of the positive aspects of his contribution to modern talk radio -- and Savage stated years ago that is what he intended to do:

Give it right back at 'em!

Those things are damaging to the conservative cause? Really?

Either those who believe that are too young to remember or weren't paying attention in the era of the "Fairness Doctrine" in the '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, and '80s; and also happening was newspapers were failing as the primary news source shifted to TV networks.

William F. Buckley's one-hour-a-week Firing Line on PBS was all the fairness conservatives needed said "the Establishment."

The loud, hostile, adversarial heavy-handed dominance over the silenced majority was filled with screams of RACISTS! NAZIS! MCCARTHYISTS! BIGOTS! BIRCHERS!; as well as conservative opinion flagged by the MSM with words like "controversial," "ultra-conservative," "divisive".

Conservatives tended to slink away protesting that they were none of those things -- if they even had a chance to respond on the MSM. Responding over radio put the station owner in jeopardy of losing his license -- if enough liberals complained to the FCC.

"You might also think that they would recall the notorious Fairness Doctrine, which was used to 'harass and intimidate' right-wing radio broadcasts, in the words of one unabashed Kennedy-Johnson operative. When that censorious policy was ended in 1987 by former broadcaster Ronald Reagan, there was an explosion of talk formats that gave voice to popular concerns (for a while, Rush Limbaugh even billed himself as equal time)."

As reported by Fred Friendly in his book appropriately entitled The Good Guys, the Bad Guys, and the First Amendment, this was part of a "massive strategy . . . to challenge and harass the right-wing broadcasters and hope that the challenges would be so costly to them that they would be inhibited, and decide it was too expensive to continue." This strategy was said to have been successful in almost all respects.

Give it right back at 'em!

28 posted on 10/10/2012 1:50:28 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: gargoyle; 09Patriot; abigail2; Avoiding_Sulla; BellStar; b4its2late; BootsOfEscaping; ...

Thanks Gargoyle! (good to “see” ya, infidel!)

Savage ping!


29 posted on 10/10/2012 2:35:54 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: WilliamofCarmichael; dynachrome

” Give it right back at ‘em! “

Savage’s best character trait.


30 posted on 10/10/2012 2:43:07 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: raccoonradio

Savage's website

31 posted on 10/10/2012 3:02:10 PM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: raccoonradio

Savage’s Books

http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=sr_adv_b/?search-alias=stripbooks&unfiltered=1&field-keywords=&field-author=michael+a.+weiner&field-title=&field-isbn=&field-publisher=&node=&url=&field-feature_browse-bin=&field-binding_browse-bin=&field-subject=&field-language=&field-dateop=&field-datemod=&field-dateyear=&sort=relevancerank&Adv-Srch-Books-Submit.x=0&Adv-Srch-Books-Submit.y=0


32 posted on 10/10/2012 3:03:06 PM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: raccoonradio

Books as Michael Weiner

* Plant a Tree, New York: Collier Books, 1975, ISBN 0471571040
* Bugs in Peanut Butter, Boston: Little, Brown, 1976, ISBN 0316928607
* Man’s Useful Plants, New York: Macmillan. 1976, ISBN 0027926001
* The Taster’s Guide to Beer: Brews and Breweries of the World, Macmillan, 1977, ISBN 0026256002
* Earth Medicine, Earth Food, New York: Macmillan Pub. Co., 1980, ISBN 002625610X
* The Way of the Skeptical Nutritionist, New York: Macmillan, 1981, ISBN 0026256207
* The Art of Feeding Children Well (with Kathleen Goss), Warner Books, 1982, ISBN 0446978906
* Nutrition Against Aging, Bantam books, 1983, ISBN 0553236423
* Secrets of Fijian Medicine, Quantum Books, 1983, ISBN 0912845023
* Vital Signs, San Diego: Avant Books, 1983, ISBN 0932238203
* Getting Off Cocaine, Avon Books, February, 1984, ISBN 0380679000
* Dr. Savage’s High Fiber Counter, Pinnacle Books, May, 1984, ISBN 0523422113
* Maximum Immunity, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1986, ISBN 0395379105
* Reducing the Risk of Alzheimer’s, New York: Stein and Day, 1987, re-published under the name Michael Savage, Ph.D., in 2007, ISBN 0946551537
* The Complete Book of Homeopathy, Garden City Park, N.Y.: Avery Pub., 1989, ISBN 0895294125
* The Herbal Bible, San Rafael, CA: Quantum Books, 1992, ISBN 0912845066
* Healing Children Naturally, San Rafael, CA: Quantum Books, 1993, re-published under the name Michael Savage, Ph.D., in 2007, ISBN 0912845104
* Herbs That Heal: Prescription for Herbal Healing, Mill Valley, CA: Quantum Books, 1994, ISBN 0912845112
* The Antioxidant Cookbook, Mill Valley, CA: Quantum Books, 1995, ISBN 0912845139

[edit] Books as Michael Savage

* The Death of the White Male, Mill Valley, CA: Quantum Books, 1991, ISBN 0-9128-4508-2
* The Savage Nation, Nashville: WND Books, 2002, ISBN 0-7852-6353-5
* The Enemy Within: Saving America from the Liberal Assault on our Schools, Faith, and Military, Nashville: Nelson Current, 2003, ISBN 0-7852-6102-8
* Liberalism Is a Mental Disorder, Nashville: Nelson Current, 2005, ISBN 1-59555-006-2
* The Political Zoo, Nashville: Nelson Current, 2006, ISBN 1-59555-042-9
* Psychological Nudity, 2008, ISBN 1-4276-3401-7

* Banned in Britian (2009) ISBN-10: 1427642532
* Trickle Up Poverty (2010) ISBN-10: 0062010972
* Abuse of Power, (2012) ISBN-10: 0312553013
* Trickle Down Tyranny (2012) ISBN-10: 006208397X


33 posted on 10/10/2012 3:03:28 PM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: Vigilanteman

I’ve listened to Jerry Doyle. He’s not bad but, for Savage fans, a pale substitute for sure.


34 posted on 10/10/2012 3:12:03 PM PDT by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: gargoyle

Hi GARGOYLE!


35 posted on 10/10/2012 4:21:20 PM PDT by MaryLou1
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To: MaryLou1; All

How many of you all think he will have some sort of money making angle with this? I can’t see him just going back on the air for another syndicate-have a feeling it will be online ppv , I hope not tho


36 posted on 10/10/2012 4:24:58 PM PDT by MaryLou1
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To: fishtank

And don’t fergit “Train Tracks” coming next month.


37 posted on 10/10/2012 4:35:33 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Vigilanteman
I’ve missed Savage on our local Clear Channel Station, 104.7 FM. They’ve put some guy named Jerry Doyle in his time slot. Slightly more sane than Savage but nowhere near as interesting.

I don't miss Savage in the least and am very thankful the station I listen to replaced him with Doyle. Jerry got bumped to the AM station to make way for Hannity on the FM - I can't get the AM station in, so am happy to have Doyle back where I can hear him.

38 posted on 10/10/2012 4:35:48 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: raccoonradio

I think that Michael Savage is very entertaining. He definitely goes off on a tangent at times, but that is part of his appeal. Savage, at his worst, is a braggart who talks about himself and his academic credentials far too much. However, Savage, at his best, can excoriate the left using sarcasm and ridicule like no one else on radio, save Mark Levin. Savage is very effective in doing this because he use to be a leftist himself and he knows exactly how to get under their skin. I also like his reflections on New York in the old days when Democrats were blue collar types who loved America, people drove muscle cars, and political correctness had yet to be created. So, I know that he is a blowhard and a person of erratic temperament, but I still like his show.


39 posted on 10/10/2012 5:32:44 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: raccoonradio

Could someone tell me what his beef is/was with Levin and Limbaugh?


40 posted on 10/10/2012 5:39:10 PM PDT by Leep (Forward! to serfdom)
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To: raccoonradio

Get Savage back on the Radio, we need an independent loose cannon to keep everyone alert.


41 posted on 10/10/2012 6:58:32 PM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: Leep

One of his less appealing qualities, he seems to be put down other successful talk show hosts. It’s one part envy and one part bitterness over not being accepted or interviewed by other more mainstream conservative personalities. IMHO. He has got a giant ego and this causes him to not work well with others.


42 posted on 10/10/2012 7:44:53 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: raccoonradio

Awesome...cant wait till he is back on the air!


43 posted on 10/10/2012 7:52:14 PM PDT by BootsOfEscaping
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To: luvbach1

Oh, I’d say (well-earned) insult or disrespect.


44 posted on 10/10/2012 8:09:29 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Seaplaner
Oh, I’d say (well-earned) insult or disrespect.

Couldn't be because Weiner is a Jewish name could it?

45 posted on 10/10/2012 9:29:17 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: luvbach1
Whoa, what in the world are you implying?

Savage-Weiner is a cringe-worthy, ranting fool, and that is simply that.

You like the guy? Enjoy listening to him? Fine. I chose other options (such as Mark Levin, Michael Medved, and Dennis Prager for example).

46 posted on 10/10/2012 10:26:54 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: luvbach1

No to mention that the average English speaker mispronounces it, instead of how it would have been vocalized in Europe as “Viner”.......


47 posted on 10/11/2012 10:11:45 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: raccoonradio

Who’s going to hire him? He’ll be on some local drive home show. The guy burned too many bridges with the big guys. He’s a pariah.


48 posted on 10/11/2012 5:22:10 PM PDT by Harley (Those that don't engage in politics are destined to be governed by inferiors. -Plato)
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To: fishtank

Michael Savage announced on his website that he will be returning on the night of the 3rd and last Presidential debate, Monday October 22, 2012. If anyone wants to start a daily forum dedicated to Savage’s radio show there is one available at http://www.mikefrancesa.com/forums


49 posted on 10/14/2012 1:25:50 AM PDT by MikeFrancesa.com (www.War69.com)
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