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To: dynachrome
Yesterday I mentioned a couple of talk show hosts on Savage's Sacramento station who were reportedly suspended for insulting Islamism. I wondered if Savage would support them. They seem to suggest that they do not need support.

I listened to the beginning of their first time back on the air Thursday morning.. I've listened just one time to their show, that was when the mayor was trying to get them kicked off the air and they set up outside city hall to do their show. Here's one radio industry report that comports with what I heard about their suspension.

"GETTY said that their absence was 'never about what was said on the air,' and that management has 'made it clear' that the hosts can say whatever they want. The reason for their absence, they said, was an internal matter and that they have been asked [by management] not to talk about it"

Wot?

If anyone is interested here's why I think that it could have been threats from Islamists and it is no wonder that Dr. Savage is so concerned about security.

I knew about the following and have no problem believing the Islamism connection.

1) In Sacramento (Sad memento) "KFBK management wanted Williams silenced for the usual reason, they were fraught with fear [of Islamists among others]. "

KFBK is a sister station of KSTE.
2) Long-time and San Francisco Bay Area radio hall of fame member Lee Rodgers was fired. Why Did KSFO Fire Lee Rodgers?

Here copied directly from the American Spectator source code are Lee's and more firings

Management of San Francisco talk-radio powerhouse KSFO-AM says the firing of longtime morning show host Lee Rodgers was the result of a failed contract negotiation, but Jane Jamison suggests other motives:

What is most worrisome for the conservative movement is the unspoken reason behind the KSFO firings: It appears that the station ownership, Citadel Broadcasting, led by CEO Farid Suleiman, may be "bowing" to complaints from liberal activists and Muslim sympathizers.  Rodgers would rant about "Mooslims" and radical Islam on his show, and he frequently mentioned that the Council on American Islamic Relations was complaining about his views.

Other talk-radio hosts have complained about pressure from CAIR. Michael Graham blamed CAIR for his 2005 firing from Washington's WMAL. The Tanzanian-born Suleiman's role at Citadel Broadcasting has been controversial. KSFO's firing of popular host Melanie Morgan two years ago was widely criticized by conservatives.

5 posted on 09/27/2012 3:01:48 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: WilliamofCarmichael; SpaceBar

Kuhnernation tonite.


6 posted on 09/27/2012 3:22:13 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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