Jealousy Galore at 55 Hawthorne!
And guess who is at the center of the storm? In the eye of the hurricane and carrying on as if he doesn't care and due to his considerable clout and influence, he shouldn't: Michael Savage, who does his massively successful syndicated talk show, (heard here on KSFO), from a VIP studio away from the "other people."
Other people? Savage is considered royalty by the upper Cumulus management and has been rewarded with his own parking space, the closest to the upstairs studio; gets his mail hand-delivered and has a per-diem allowing him VIP food --provided by the Dickeys--whether he's broadcasting from 55 Hawthorne or his new home studio.
And it's those goodies, (and a lavish broadcast set-up with more goodies daily), that has drawn the ire of fellow staffers, hosts, and other Cumulus officials, even high-ranking talent.
Among those "high-ranking" talent who lead the jealousy list is none other than Ronn Owens, the KGO talker who has never liked Savage and privately is "pissed off" at the lavish treatment given to the "Savage Nation" star himself.
A local broadcast executive who knows the business and is inside the brouhaha told me it's simple business: "Look, Savage is the king there. He commands A+ treatment because he's A+ status and the 'Dickeys want to show him a lot of love."
Lots of love indeed.
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