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Friday, September 28, 2012

Michael Savage, Conservative Shock Jock, Leaves S.F. Radio

Posted By on Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 1:50 PM

He reportedly got fired ... are you shocked?
  • He reportedly got fired ... are you shocked?

Correction: An earlier version of this story indicated that Savage was gone because KNEW 910, the local Clear Channel station, dropped him from the airwaves and replaced him with Jon and Ken, two Southern California conservatives.

San Francisco's infamous right wing radio host Michael Savage will no longer be able to berate listeners over the airwaves -- at least not for now. 

That's because he recently declared himself "free at last" after winning a legal battle to free himself from his contract.

The famously ultra-conservative shock jock, who until Thursday broadcast from the left-leaning bastion of San Francisco, made a name for himself by taking a stand against immigrants and Muslims. He was even banned from Great Britain.

Most recently, Savaged caused a stir when he spent $900,000 to fight his way out of his contract with Talk Radio Network, which prevented him from switching radio stations. Well, he got what he wanted, sort of.

Who knows how his sponsors are coping with the news, but we're guessing local stations carrying Savage Nation are bracing themselves for some lamenting from listeners.

The yacht-owning, Marin County resident wasn't always so staunchly conservative, you know. In fact, when he first arrived in San Francisco in the '70s (that was when he was still going by his birth name, Michael Weiner), he was known to hang out with beatniks in North Beach and sport a picture of himself with Allen Ginsberg.

We really wanted to talk to Savage to get more on this story -- or at least get some final bombastic comments -- but his lawyer, Daniel Horowitz, hasn't returned our calls. 

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