WorldNetDaily reports Michael Savage’s top-rated nationally syndicated show on politics and culture will venture into new demographic territory next week when a San Francisco all-sports station adds “The Savage Nation” to its daily lineup.
Savage, who makes the Bay Area his home base, said he chose to partner with 50,000 watt KTRB-AM, beginning 2/1, to reach out to new listeners.
“Sports fans are generally tuned out of politics, and I want to tune them in to what is happening in this great country,” he said. “Hopefully, with this new demographic, I will attain the high ratings numbers I once had and even exceed that in time.”
Savage has enjoyed strong ratings in his hometown, with KSFO-AM until 2003 and KNEW-AM through last September. KNEW’s PD John Scott, said at the time the popular program was dropped because the station was “headed in a new direction and a new mind set.”
KNEW’s move to make Savage a “free agent” was a “classic fumble near the goal line,” said Ken Dennis, managing partner of KTRB, known as XTRA sports 860.
Savage tells RBR-TVBR: “Clear Channel made a disastrous decision. I will bury KNEW, KGO on KSFO in this time-slot. Even Bay Area Liberals miss me. I am the “uncle” they left behind in New Jersey….and they know I’m right! After the profile of me in ‘The New Yorker’ (my being banned by the evildoing Brown U.K. government), the world wants to hear my side of the stories of the day. Massachusetts should tell us that even in the uber-liberal San Francisco there is another side to each and every issue.”