‘I’m honored to be in the company of greats’
Michael Savage, the host of the nationally syndicated “The Savage Nation,” will be inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame at a ceremony Thursday night in Chicago.
Savage won induction in the category of Spoken Word On-Air Personality in a polling of radio listeners among finalists Sean Hannity, Diane Rehm and Mike Francesca.
“Radio is king,” Savage told WND as he reflected on the award, noting the role his medium had in electing Donald Trump to the White House.
Savage was dubbed “the Godfather of Trumpmania” in a profile earlier this year by Salon magazine. His message of borders, language and culture was a fixture in the campaign of the real estate billionaire, who was a frequent guest on Savage’s show. Savage has described his latest book, “Scorched Earth: Restoring the Country After Obama,” as “an architectural plan for Trump.”
“This award represents a lifetime of achievement to me,” Savage said. “I’m honored to be in the company of greats such as Walter Winchell and Orson Welles.