Savage Joins San Francisco Sports Radio Lineup

"Underdog" debuts on 860 AM Feb. 1

By Jessica Greene
|  Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010  |  Updated 10:20 AM PDT
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Michael Savage shouldn't be booking a flight to Britain anytime soon.

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Just over four months after he was dropped from the airwaves in San Francisco, controversial conservative shock radio jock Michael Savage is back.

But there's a departure for the San Francisco native. This time, he'll spouting out on an all-sports channel. Why would a politically-minded radio host turn to a sports channel to boast opinions? Savage says he sees an untapped market in the audience.

"Sports fans are generally tuned out of politics, and I want to tune them in to what is happening in this great country. Hopefully, with this new demographic, I will attain the high ratings numbers I once had and even exceed that in time." Savage told WorldNetDaily. "Sports fans love an underdog, and in the uber-socialist Bay Area, I am the biggest underdog the media has ever heard."

The Chronicle asked Savage about the move and got an email back with a very clear message:

"WHAT PART OF THE STORY IS UNCLEAR? "CLEAR CHANNEL MADE A DISASTROUS DECISION. I WILL BURY KNEW, KGO AND KSFO IN THIS TIME-SLOT. EVEN BAY AREA LIBERALS MISS ME. I AM THE 'UNCLE" THEY LEFT BEHIND IN NEW JERSEY.....AND THEY KNOW I'M RIGHT! AFTER THE PROFILE OF ME IN 'THE NEW YORKER' MY BEING BANNED BY THE EVILDOING BROWN U.K. GOVERNMENT THE WORLD WANTS TO HEAR MY SIDE OF THE STORIES OF THE DAY. MASSACHUSETTS SHOULD TELL US THAT EVEN IN UBER-LIB SAN FRAN THERE IS ANOTHER SIDE TO EACH AND EVERY ISSUE.'"

KTRB-AM, known as XTRA Sports 860, will start carrying Savage Nation on Feb. 1. Whether he buries the competition in his time slot or not remains to be seen, and heard. One thing is for sure: his reappearance on the airwaves will draw plenty of heat from critics and if they tune in just to be ticked off, they'll be helping him put a check mark in the W column.

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