Hugh Hewitt Dropped In Favor of Michael Savage?
I'm a 25-year resident of Los Angeles but still visit my home town Salt Lake City often. When there, I have enjoyed tuning in The Hugh Hewitt Show while driving to appointments and even after work hours (the time zone difference allows that). I'm an unabashed fan.
Just recently, Salt Lake's KLO Radio dropped Hugh's show and replaced it with Michael Savage, someone I refuse to listen to because I think his show is simply "angry man schtick." The following e-mail from a Salt Lake listener to KLO pretty much sums up how disappointing KLO's decision is:
I'm writing to express my extreme disappointment in your decision to replace Hugh Hewitt with Michael Savage during the 4 to 7 PM slot. Your "World Class Radio" aspiration just dropped a few notches.The listener can take heart. I often listen to Hugh's show online, here or here. Meanwhile, I hope KLO and the Salt Lake radio market come to their senses.
While I usually agree with Savage's opinions and positions, I find his outraged foaming at the mouth offensive and irritating. He hurts his cause with his whining and screaming. The man needs treatment. . . . I fear that one day he'll blow a blood vessel during one of his more emotional screeds.
Hugh Hewitt, on the other hand, is in the top tier of the radio voices on the air today, matched only by the likes of Bill Bennett and the now otherwise-occupied Tony Snow. Hewitt every day proves his high intelligence, his understanding of the issues, and his gift of expression with his calm, reasoned persuasion and the discussion with his stellar guests.He is obviously highly respected by the movers and shakers in the conservative movement. (I can't imagine Vice President Cheney or Secretary of State Rice ever appearing on Savage's program.)
Of course, one might say that Savage appeals to those more interested in discussion driven by emotion rather than intellect. Hmm.... Do the former spend more money on your sponsors' products than the latter?
I guess that during the 4-7 time slot I'll be reading Hewitt's web site instead of listening to the radio. Hopefully I can find a source where his program is streamed on the net.