- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Talk radio kingpin Michael Savage this week is marking the 24th anniversary of the very first day he went on the air — March 24, 1994 — recounting myriad events which has shaped his broadcast presence, known to millions of listeners as “The Savage Nation.”

Those events include being formally barred from entering Britain by the nation’s government. In 2009, Mr. Savage was added to a list of 16 “undesirables” banned from the country; the list included Islamist terrorists, neo-Nazis and Russian gang members. He later sued, calling the action “arbitrary and capricious.”

Mr. Savage has also written 25 books — some of them New York Times best-sellers — and was a faithful champion of President Trump both before and after his election to office. He recently considered running for the U.S. Senate seat in California. Throughout, the afternoon radio host provided daily commentary on policy, immigration, faith, science, culture, health, family issues.

And of course, his beloved dog Teddy remains a part of the conversation. His audience plays a sizable role as well. In an on-air moment, Mr. Savage once talked a distraught and suicidal listener into getting help, and later sent him $20,000.

Mr. Savage himself calls his approach “creative talk” and in his own words, notes that the 24 years have “flown by.”

His own sarcasm, humor, and bodacious theatricality, he says, “separates him from the flat world that has become talk radio.”

Find his personal history and some select audio clips here

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