Saturday, September 18, 2010

KTRB drops Savage, enters receivership

KTRB-AM 860, which has gone into receivership and is now being run by Comerica Bank, has dropped Michael Savage, leaving the controversial national talk show host without a station in his home market.

Savage, who broadcasts from his home in Marin County, is heard nationally on about 300 stations with 8 to 10 million listeners a week, according to his syndicator, Talk Radio Network. Savage was among the first hosts at KSFO when it switched to conservative talk in 1996. He remained there until 2003, when he jumped to KNEW. A year ago, KNEW dropped Savage, with management saying they wanted to "a different philosophical and ideological direction." He landed on KTRB, which was (and is) at the bottom of the ratings. KTRB was airing Savage live in the afternoons and repeating his show in the morning drive. On Monday, the day KTRB went into receivership, Savage show was canceled. Savage can still be heard on KSTE 650 Sacramento.

However, Ken Pries, A's vice president of broadcasting and communications, told the Oakland Tribune that KTRB will continue to honor its A's contract.


Anonymous said...

the real story is that savage is fading away. he's ratings are slipping in major markets and stations can't sell time on his shows because of his extreme views ... i give him a year and he's done.

Anonymous said...

Actually anonymous, you're wrong about Savage.

According to PPM, the latest ratings are that Savage has 8.5 million unique visitors per week. Once again, a leftist like yourself is LYING about ratings and Michael Savage. In fact, the ratings for all conservative talkers are higher than ever.

Savage won't be "fading away" in fact, he'll go with his boots on, like the good soldier he is - - I imagine he's got another 30 years of torturing people like you or more.

Anonymous said...

Savage is now live in the Bay area on KSFO 6-9pm weekinights.