Michael Savage Sues To Get Out Of His Syndication Deal
December 21, 2010 at 11:07 AM (PT)
Syndicated talk show host MICHAEL SAVAGE (MICHAEL WEINER) has sued TALK RADIO NETWORK in Federal Court, claiming it is trying to force him into "indentured servitude," reports COURTHOUSENEWS.COM. SAVAGE's contract with TRN is set to expire in 10 days.
SAVAGE claims TRN "is attempting to force DR. SAVAGE into accepting a substandard agreement containing what can only be described as an indentured servitude provision."
The report claims TALK RADIO "exercised its right to match the competing offer, but SAVAGE says its offer does not match the terms of the Courtside proposal."
Meanwhile, THE ORIGINAL TALK RADIO NETWORK, INC. (OTRN) has exercised its right to match, under its contract with MICHAEL SAVAGE, to continue syndicating the show.
"We could not be happier about continuing to work with MICHAEL to increase the visibility and reach of THE MICHAEL SAVAGE SHOW," said OTRN CEO MARK MASTERS. "MICHAEL is one of the top talents in talk radio today, and his engaging style and brilliant analysis make him a must-listen for Americans from coast to coast."
Regarding SAVAGE's litigation against OTRN in an attempt to escape his contract, MASTERS said the Company will hold him to his contract. "MICHAEL's lawsuit against us is unjustified and frivolous. MICHAEL's contract is crystal clear, and we are 100% confident that the courts will justify our position. THE MICHAEL SAVAGE SHOW will remain on the air with OTRN."