NEW YORK — Talk radio star Michael Savage has characterized his being abruptly pulled off the radio on Monday afternoon following a discussion of Hillary Clinton’s health issues as an act of “pure sabotage.”
In an email to this reporter on Monday night, Savage wrote:
Pure sabotage. No advance notice from me or my producers. Then ‘ISDN problems’ during my discussion of the side effects of Levodopa, used for treating Parkinson’s. Then the two fill-ins trying to sound informed and clever from WABC who have 40% lower ratings than me, boasting on air during my hours that they conducted a ‘coup’ by taking Savage off the air.
Savage was taken off the air on New York powerhouse WABC and was replaced by Curtis Sliwa and Ron Kuby, host of the afternoon drive show titled “Curtis & Kuby.”
Savage was abruptly pulled off the air on Monday afternoon after launching into a segment on Hillary Clinton’s delicate health…
Savage, host of the nationally syndicated The Savage Nation radio program, was discussing Hillary’s health and suggested she may have Parkinson’s disease when he was alerted that his show had been pulled from the air on New York’s WABC radio.
…Not long after discovering he was pulled from WABC, as Savage was telling his audience what happened in New York, his live feed was suddenly cut off to many of his other affiliates and a replay of an earlier episode was substituted for the live feed.
The Savage Nation is broadcast on the Westwood One radio network and is syndicated over some 400 stations nationwide. The show reportedly has an audience of over 20 million listeners. Savage is ranked as the seventh most listened to talk show hosts in the nation on the Talkers Magazine Heavy Hundred list.