Station finds best choice for slot left by Savage.
Byline: G. MICHAEL DONOVAN Michael David Donovan is a voice actor for many TV shows and anime. He is most known for his voice on the series ReBoot for his voices of Phong, Mike the TV, Cecil, and Al. He has also provided the voice of Sabretooth for and Carnage for Spider-Man Unlimited. For The Register-Guard
THERE WERE TWO overriding issues that resulted in the removal of Michael Savage Michael Savage may refer to:
The first had to do with our desire to provide Eugene with a dependable broadcast forum for discussion of the many issues that face our local community. KUGN, first and foremost, is a news-talk station with licensed responsibility to serve Lane County. We felt we needed live, local programming during the period from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., when people are driving home from work - our second most-listened-to time slot Continuously repeating interval of time or a time period in which two devices are able to interconnect. of the day.
We have felt that way for some time. We began our search for an afternoon talk-show host in earnest back in August. We interviewed several good candidates, listened to a lot of tape, and tried to imagine how each potential talk show host would relate to the KUGN audience. We found candidates in other cities who had excellent radio skills, but were unfamiliar with Eugene and its unique set of issues and representatives. We found candidates in Eugene who had a marvelous grasp of local issues and personalities, but who, as radio talent, were not ready for prime time not ready for prime time - Usable, but only just so; not very robust; for internal use only. Said of a program or device. Often connotes that the thing will be made more solid Real Soon Now. KUGN.
Ironically, the publicity generated by the "Voice of the Ducks" controversy actually served to motivate several local candidates to contact us. That is how we re-connected with our eventual selection, Dan Carlin car·line or car·lin
A woman, especially an old one.
[Middle English kerling, from Old Norse, from karl, man.] . In Carlin, we found an experienced local journalist with proven broadcast skills who was eager to get back behind the microphone and lead a daily discussion of local issues.
At no time during our search, before or after concerns on campus were raised, did the University of Oregon The University of Oregon is a public university located in Eugene, Oregon. The university was founded in 1876, graduating its first class two years later. The University of Oregon is one of 60 members of the Association of American Universities. attempt to influence our program lineup. As its public record indicates, privately the university administration never attempted to influence our programming choices. It just never happened - although true Savage fans, who distrust any campus, will have a hard time believing it.
As far as members of the campus group is concerned, we appreciate hearing from them, just as we do from any community group. They will no doubt continue to disagree with Verb 1. disagree with - not be very easily digestible; "Spicy food disagrees with some people"
hurt - give trouble or pain to; "This exercise will hurt your back" many views expressed on KUGN shows hosted by Bill O'Reilly Bill O'Reilly may refer to:
The second issue regarding Savage has to do with broadcast standards and matters of taste. Savage is an ambitious man who wants very badly to be a top-rated talk show host. Unfortunately, the field is already crowded with conservative talk shows - Rush Limbaugh Rush Hudson Limbaugh III (born January 12, 1951) is an American conservative radio talk show host and political commentator. Born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, he is a self-described conservative, who discusses politics and current events on his program, , Bill O'Reilly and Michael Medved, to name just a few.
Savage has clearly decided that the path to fame is paved with outrageous excess. He has grown increasingly intolerant and implacable as his show has gone on, reaching crescendos of bad taste with each passing rating period.
Savage is what we call a shock jock. It's more common in rock radio, where the New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of success of Howard Stern spawned dozens of imitators, each trying to go farther than the last. Names such as Mancow Muller and, more recently, Opie and Anthony are familiar to radio managers nationwide as syndicated shows that can only be aired at the risk of offending large segments of audience and advertisers. Opie and Anthony were recently thrown off the air in New York for broadcasting a couple in the act of surreptitiously sur·rep·ti·tious
1. Obtained, done, or made by clandestine or stealthy means.
2. Acting with or marked by stealth. See Synonyms at secret. making love in St. Patrick's Cathedral. Their dismissal made headlines nationally and outraged many of their fans. But as far as I know, no one raised First Amendment concerns.
And here's the difference between Savage and other shock jocks. Michael wraps himself in the American flag and demands that you agree with him. Anyone who doesn't will be excoriated on the grounds of their patriotism, sexual orientation sexual orientation
The direction of one's sexual interest toward members of the same, opposite, or both sexes, especially a direction seen to be dictated by physiologic rather than sociologic forces. , or other handy social stigma. He piles it on, each accusation wilder than before. It is the way he treats those who do not agree with him that sinks Savage below KUGN broadcast standards. If it's not hate radio, I can understand why any number of groups would think it is.
And even though it's really too soon to tell, Savage Nation might do well in the ratings right here in Eugene. How far a radio station will go to attract an audience is something we as radio managers have to face from time to time. It's no different from the content decisions made by TV stations, newspapers, magazines, movie producers or any other mass medium.
Yes, it's true that if you didn't like Michael Savage, all you had to do was turn off the radio. But that's not a very good outcome for a local radio station. We think our new talk show, "Crosstalk" with Dan Carlin, will be a reason to turn it on.
G. Michael Donovan is market manager for Cumulus cumulus: see cloud. Broadcasting in Eugene. KUGN-AM radio is one of the company's stations.