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)