Gina Miller
Sadness in the Savage Nation
By Gina Miller
October 2, 2012

Last Thursday evening it was not surprising to hear Jeff Kuhner of the Washington Times filling for Dr. Michael Savage on his popular, nationally syndicated radio show, The Savage Nation, because Jeff regularly fills in for Dr. Savage, and he does an excellent job. But, I noticed something odd; Jeff did not mention Dr. Savage (which has never happened), and there was different bumper music playing than is normally heard on the program. It was not until the next day that I learned Dr. Savage had won the almost-two-year legal battle with his syndicator, Talk Radio Network (TRN), and had taken complete ownership of his show.

This is a bittersweet, good-news-bad-news deal. It is sweet for Dr. Savage, who was miserable with the terms of his syndication and wanted free of his tethers to TRN, but it is bitter for the millions of devoted listeners in the Savage Nation who woke up to the sudden loss of our favorite voice of political reason and sanity on terrestrial radio.

Although I am happy for Dr. Savage, this came at an awful time for the country, just before the upcoming, critical election. His voice on the radio was a powerful antidote to the constant stream of lies the weaselly, leftist media and the commie Obama administration spit out every day, and his absence from the radio airwaves will be sorely missed by millions of us.

Dr. Savage has been repeating, and building on, his warnings about this criminal administration since before Barack Obama (or whatever his name is) was installed in the United States presidency. Since then, he has written two books about this lawless administration, one of which I reviewed in my column, "Savage's Trickle Up Poverty is Essential Reading."

His second book, released earlier this year, Trickle Down Tyranny: Crushing Obama's Dream of the Socialist States of America, is perhaps an even more essential read, because of the extent of damage done to the United States by the Obama administration and the deadly danger for the U.S. should he be reinstalled for a second, terrible term.

Due to an unusually busy work summer, I have not made the time to review it here in my column, but I highly recommend that you get a copy and study it carefully. It is a well-written, heavily-researched, sourced and footnoted book on the criminal actions of this administration, and is packed with Dr. Savage's keen insight. Chapter by chapter, Dr. Savage lays out the tyrannical actions of this anti-American administration.

As he writes in the final chapter, "Crushing Obama's Cadre Before They Crush Us,"

What I've delivered in this book is the most important analysis you'll ever read of why we must stop the tyrant in the White House now, before it's too late. If we allow Obama another four years, he will have destroyed our country. We're living in a crypto dictatorship right now. In Trickle Down Tyranny, I've shown you the scope of the Obama takeover and I've shown you how we can crush it before it crushes us.

Dr. Savage's Trickle Down Tyranny contains what you need to know about the diabolical Obama administration. Read it.

We still begin this new week and new month of October without our daily Savage "fix." He is not on the radio, and there is no word on when he might be back. WorldNetDaily (WND) reported that right after the legal case was won, Dr. Savage began talks with top names in the radio syndication business. Dr. Savage said he will not be heard on the radio "for some time," but that he will continue to update his website and publish his daily e-mail newsletter, which is free; just sign up for it on his site.

WND also reported that Dr. Savage will be doing occasional online broadcasts via UStream, which he began on Sunday. You can follow the UStream website for The Savage Nation (linked above) and watch Dr. Savage's site to know when he will be streaming his broadcasts.

In the same column, WND reported that according to, shortly after Dr. Savage's court victory, his radio show received the number-one ranking, in the third quarter, of talk shows streamed on the Internet, beating out Rush Limbaugh for the first time.

It may be that we will ultimately end up having to listen to Dr. Savage online instead of on the radio, because if, or when, Dr. Savage signs with another syndicator, he may not be on in all the markets that previously carried him. Now that he is off the radio, his 300-plus affiliates will be turning to other programming to fill Dr. Savage's time slot, and it may be that not all of them will bring him back, even if he signs with another syndicator. That's too bad, because no one can ever replace Dr. Savage.

Now we wait and hope that he is back on our radios soon. Until then — although I will certainly catch his online broadcasts when I can — I will miss Blue Mondays and Rock and Roll Fridays. I will miss Dr. Savage, Lifestyle Coach, and Teddy occasionally barking in the background. I will miss his "sheeple" imitation. I will miss his hilarious, off-the-cuff remarks that make me bust out laughing. He is such a clever, funny guy — a true "natural." Of course, I will also miss his scathing, sometimes roaring, words against the worms in our government and society.

I will miss getting off work from my job at the radio station just as his show begins, turning up my car radio and hearing his signature sign-on song, Metallica's "Master of Puppets," and the announcer saying, "Warning: The Michael Savage Show contains adult language, adult content, psychological nudity. Listener discretion is advised," followed by the guns and bombs sound effects, and finally, Dr. Savage himself, "It IS the Savage Nation..."

I know I am not the only one who is sad in the Savage Nation today. Millions of us hope he is back on our lonely radios very soon.

May the Lord bless and keep you, Dr. Michael Savage.

© Gina Miller


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