I discovered Savage in Central Florida about 2 years ago. Since then I listen much of the time (he is pre-empted by the Orlando Magic whenever they play, though still available on the web). He can be great listening when he is pissed off but it is tempting to hit scan when he starts all that self adoration. His attempts to paint call-ins who may disagree with him before he ultimately hangs up on them is transparent, weakens his arguments and insults his listeners.
As far as the article is concerned, it is the stations right to practce what amounts to censorship. Generally a business won't do this because ultimately the bottom line (revenue) rules. Perhaps that has been weighed here and the choice of KUGN loosing savage or the university meant that financially the university was more important to the stations bottom line. I would think that one of KUGN's competition has been handed an opportunity. It would be interesting to know if this occurs.
posted on 12/19/2002 7:34:35 AM PST
Personally I'd be thrilled if KXL in Portland dropped Savage. As it is he is pre-empted almost every day during sports season for some stupid game. Often, the Trailblazers who personify everything he is against. I'd like to see him on a station that was committed to airing each show, not just occassional filler.
I can not stand the Jail Blazers and hate even listening to a station that promotes them. What a bunch of thugs and losers.
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