Who Is Michael Savage?
Michael Savage (real name: Michael Alan Weiner) is an American radio host, author, activist, nutritionist, and a conservative political commentator. He is the host of a nationally syndicated talk show The Savage Nation.
The show aired on Talk Radio Network across the United States until 2012. Savage has been syndicated by Cumulus Media Networks since October 23, 2012. The Savage Nation was the second most-listened-to radio talk show in the country with an audience of over 20 million listeners on 400 stations across the United States.
Michael Savage Education
Savage attended Jamaica High School from where he graduated in 1958. He then joined Queens College where he earned a bachelor’s degree in biology in 1963. After college, Savage taught high school for several years in New York City. He then studied at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, earning a Master of Science in botany in 1970 and also a Master of Arts in anthropology in 1972. In 1978, Savage obtained a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in nutritional ethnomedicine. Michael’s thesis was titled Nutritional Ethnomedicine in Fiji.
How Old Is Michael Savage?
Michael Alan Weiner was born on March 31, 1942, in The Bronx, New York, U.S. He is 77 years old as of 2019.
Michael Savage Wife
Savage first married Carol Ely in 1964 but ended up in divorce. He remarried in 1967 after meeting Janet, his second wife. Janet served as CFO of his son’s company until July 2009.
Michael Savage Daughter
Savage and Janet have two children, a daughter Rebecca Lin Weiner Yops, and a son Russell Weiner.
Michael Savage Son
His son Russell Weiner, is the founder of the company that produces the Rockstar energy drink. Michael and his family moved to Fairfax in 1974, California after Savage completed his master’s degree at the University of Hawaii.
Michael Savage Radio Show
The rejection by publishers of Michael’s 1994 manuscript about illegal immigration and epidemics prompted him to record a demo tape with a mock radio talk show about the contents of the work. He then mailed the tape to 250 radio stations in his attempt to change careers and be a radio talk show host. He began his radio career on March 21, 1994, on KGO (a San Francisco news/talk radio station) as a fill-in host for the liberal Ray Taliaferro and he was later a weekend host.
Savage was given his own show On January 1, 1995, during the drive-time hours on sister station KSFO. The Savage Nation quickly became a local hit. He reached #1 in Arbitron ratings among both adult men and women over 18 during his time at KSFO during afternoon drive-time in San Francisco and also became the top talk host in his time slot.
He had 8–10 million listeners per week in mid-2006, and this made his show the third most widely heard broadcast in the United States at that time. It had an audience of 8 to 10 million listeners on 400 stations across the United States, making it the second most-listened-to radio talk show in the country at the time of 2009.
KNEW-AM (910 kHz) in Savage’s home market of San Francisco announced on September 10, 2009, that it was dropping his program and replacing him with John and Ken from sister station KFI-AM (640 kHz)/Los Angeles. KNEW-AM dropped in the ratings since Savage was let go according to Arbitron. KTRB then picked up the program which saw ratings boost in the afternoon drive.
The talk show left the airwaves on September 27, 2012, after Savage won a legal battle with Talk Radio Network, his longtime employer. Savage’s attorney said discussions with new networks were underway. On September 30, 2012, he began an occasional series of video webcasts via Ustream. Michael and his new syndicator Cumulus Media Networks announced on October 17, 2012, that they had made a deal and the program, after several weeks off the air, would be returning as of October 23, 2012. Cumulus Media Networks announced on September 26, 2013, that The Savage Nation, would move to the 3p-6p ET time slot beginning in January 2014 which Sean Hannity occupied. It was then announced in January 2015 that Savage and Westwood One had reached an agreement on a long-term contract renewal for The Savage Nation.
Michael Savage MSNBC
He was hired by MSNBC president Erik Sorenson to do a one-hour show beginning March 8, 2003. Despite his previous criticism of the network in his book The Savage Nation and also the objections of NBC employees including news anchor Tom Brokaw, who asked NBC executives.
On July 7, he was fired from his MSNBC television show after remarks made in response to a caller, later identified as prank caller Bob Foster, who insulted Savage’s teeth. A day later after being fired, he apologized on his radio program and on his website. He also explained that he believed that MSNBC had gone to commercial to cover the gaffe of the attempted sabotage by a prank caller and that he was off the air at the time of the offensive comments.
Michael Savage Website
To know more about Savage and his podcasts, click here.
Michael Savage Trump
Michael has met President Donald Trump on numerous occasions and was also formally invited to the White House to meet with the President and Vice President Mike Pence. Savage had not been in Washington D.C. for three decades prior to this visit.
Michael Savage’s New Book
- A Savage Life – 2019
Michael Savage Books
Among Savage’s books include;
- God, Faith, and Reason – 2017
- Stop Mass Hysteria: America’s Insanity from the Salem Witch Trials to the Trump Witch Hunt – 2018
- Liberalism Is a Mental Disorder – 2005
- Government Zero: No Borders, No Language, No Culture – 2015
- The Savage Nation (book) – 2002
- Stop the Coming Civil War: My Savage Truth – 2014
- Abuse of Power: A Thriller – 2011
- The Political Zoo – 2006
- A Time for War: A Thriller – 2013
- Countdown to Mecca: A Thriller – 2015
- Trickle Down Tyranny: Crushing Obama’s Dream of the Socialist States of America – 2012
- Scorched Earth: Restoring the Country After Obama – 2016
- Train Tracks: Family Stories for the Holidays – 2012
- The Enemy Within (Savage book) – 2003
- Teddy and Me: Confessions of a Service Human – 2016
- Trickle Up Poverty: Stopping Obama’s Attack on Our Borders, Economy, and Securit – 2010
- Diseases Without Borders: Boosting Your Immunity Against Infectious Diseases from the Flu and Measles to
- Tuberculosis – 2016
- Healing Children Naturally – 1993
- Banned in Britain – 2009
- A Savage Life – 2019
- Maximum immunity – 1986
- Reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s- 1987
- Earth medicine–earth food – 1972
Michael Savage’s Net Worth
Through his radio broadcasting career, Savage has acquired an estimated net worth of $18 million.