Station Drops Savage Over Autism Comments
July 22, 2008 at 1:48 PM (PT)
The flap over TALK RADIO NETWORK host MICHAEL SAVAGE's remarks about autism have lost his show one multi-station affiliate, SUPER TALK MISSISSIPPI, which dropped the show after the comments.
Station owner TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS Pres./CEO STEVE DAVENPORT told the JACKSON CLARION LEDGER that what SAVAGE said was "just horrible ... When you talk about people in politics, business people, that's one thing. But when you talk about defenseless children, that's another."
WESTWOOD ONE's DENNIS MILLER has been moved into SAVAGE's time slot on the stations, which include WFMN/JACKSON, WFMM/HATTIESBURG-LAUREL, WKBB/WEST POINT, MS, WXRZ/CORINTH, MS, WTCD/GREENWOOD-GREENVILLE, WRQO/BROOKHAVEN, MS, and WTMN/OXFORD, MS.