Monday, July 11, 2016

Michael Savage To Be Inducted into National Radio Hall of Fame; SF-Based Syndicated Talker Wins 'Spoken Word' Category; Monday Launch

 Michael Savage will be inducted into the National Radio Hall-of-Fame --he beat out Sean Hannity, Diane Rehm and Mike Francesca in the category of "spoken word."

Savage will be formally inducted on November 17 at a HOF Award dinner in Chicago.

"I am thrilled and honored," said Savage. "This is the capstone of my life--all my speaking, all my writing, this is it."

Savage started his radio career in San Francisco at KGO in 1994 out of a lark. He taped himself doing a bit and sent it to hundreds of radio stations around the country and got a positive response from KGO personnel --it landed him a gig on the weekend where his bombastic and cantankerous style was so popular he and his program soon evolved into a prime time position and began syndicating nationally not long after.

It was his national show that spawned "Borders, Language, and Culture" --a Savage missive that is the cornerstone of his show and a major element of some of his books that have become major NY Times best-sellers.

Savage appears locally on KSFO (Monday-Friday, Noon-3 PM)



14 comments:

  1. James H Sharky Hankel Sr., Mayor, Minden, NEJuly 11, 2016 at 9:08 AM

    Praise Dr Savage for giving him what he truly deserves. May President Trump & I bless him with love & riches for all eternity.

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  2. A true American.

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  3. Who will play Mike Savage when the first (indy) movie comes out?
    Hollywood typically miscasts when taking from life.
    The lead role should go to somebody like Joaquin Phoenix , Adam Sandler or Seth Rogan, but would probably instead be given to somebody like Chris Hemsworth, Adam Levine or (heaven forefend) Shia LaBeaouf.

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    1. I always thought the actor George Segal has a voice like Savage. And both Savage and Segal are from New York and are the grandchildren of Russian-Jewish immigrants.

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  4. Beating out Sean Vanity must have given Savage an extra degree of satisfaction!

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  5. I bet there are a lot of current and past KGO hosts who are green with envy.

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    1. Not to mention one who already was inducted.

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  6. Well deserved, good job!!

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  7. We have been listening to SAVVVVAAAAAGE since his first days in the KGO bunker on his weekend shows.

    Calls 'em as he sees' 'em...and he's usually right!

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  8. I keep being astonished that Rich builds this dysfunctional, bloviating, annoying egotist up. I have written criticisms about Savage of Rich's blog time and again but he never publishes him, probably because he has some kind of a deal with Savage not to rip him in his column.

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    1. I have thought the same thing for months now. My criticisms of Savage don't get posted here either.

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  9. Funny how most are Anonymous here

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  10. Including you dick-wad!

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  11. Savage brings out the best in people! (above)

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