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Michael Savage has the second most listened to talk show in the United States.
He had his broadcast shutdown on the 26th, but the news was overshadowed by the debate. This happened right when he started talking about Hilton's health. His program was replaced with a lower-rated one.
The death of the first amendment may be here as Michael Savage was pulled off the air during his broadcast where he questioned Hillary's health.
Many Twitter users saw only Savage's tweets and inferred that the host had been removed from his show and/or punished. Although WABC did not address angry Twitter users, Westwood One published a stream of identical responses explaining Savage's program had simply been preempted by one station in favor of debate coverage and had immediately returned to the air on that station the following day:
NTS MediaOnline Today reached out to Bart Tessler, longtime EVP News & Talk Programming for Westwood One, who gave us the not-quite-so-sensational real story behind the whole brouhaha with this simple clarification.
“WABC decided to go local during afternoon drive yesterday to cover the presidential debate at Hofstra, a local as well as a national story. Affiliates are permitted to pre-empt programming on certain occasions when there’s a big local story. That’s the whole deal. All other affiliates carried The Savage Nation yesterday as usual
originally posted by: thesaneone
The only thing that snopes claims was false was him getting fired.
Our freedom of speech is slowly getting eroded and those who refuse to see it will cry the loudest and I will be here to tell you it's your own fault.
Part way through the show it seems many radio stations cut it off and went to other programming.
he Savage Nation is syndicated by Westwood One and heard on over 400 stations.
The folks at Westwood One tell Radio Ink Savage’s show was being pre-empted on WABC in New York so the station could provide their local audience live pre-debate coverage, which all affiliates obviously have the right to do.
Westwood One did not pull Savage’s show off the network feed, it was WABC’s decision to go live.