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July 14, 2005

Official: Al Franken and Michael Savage don't mix

As previously reported: Santa Cruz is getting their own Air America station.

Now, comes the report "Owner to fill KSCO, KOMY airwaves with opposing political views" with some rather interesting tidbits about the switchover. Here's the owner:

"We seemed to be on the right track, but when the network learned that we carry Michael Savage four hours after the end of the Al Franken program, it became out of the question for them to accept us as an affiliate..."

Gosh, why would they be afraid of a little conservative chat? Oh yeah, it might make the audience wake up from their stupor. Because of this, the owner split his stations: conservative KSCO vs. the "liberal" KOMY:

"It's really an indication of how polarized the nation is," Zwerling said. "I've always thought people would want a station to be a voice for everyone. I guess not. People aren't interested in the left and right on the same station. Not even Air America; they told me it wasn't a good business move. In the last few weeks, I've thought maybe I'm the one who's wrong on this."

Apparently the reeduction took.

Posted in Meta at July 14, 2005 10:05 PM


Given Savage's frequent "Mr. Bush, Mr. Bush, Mr. Bush" anti-Iraq war rants and his constant name-calling at fellow conservative talk show hosts,
his show is hardly indistinguishable from AlFranken.

Posted by: Ira at July 15, 2005 09:03 AM

Those sentiments are being returned in kind. Both Michael Medved and Bill O'Reilly have made it clear they can't stand Savage. They just won't say his name.

Posted by: Scott at July 15, 2005 10:15 AM

Monitoring Air America Radio [TM] so you don't have to.


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