fans in Pittsburgh, PA are steaming over the frequent preemption of "The Savage Nation"
by Pittsburgh Pirates baseball
. While listeners in the 'burgh are fortunate enough to have a FM News/Talk station that carries the program (8-11pm Eastern) in all of its stereophonic glory, 104.7FM
, as of this summer, is now a Sports
/News/Talk station, carrying each and every Pirates game of their (loosing) season. The unfortunate result is that serious discussion of national and international issues is being preempted by the frivolous and trivial distraction of baseball
While I am not a baseball fan (Cricket
is much more interesting), my objection is on the philosophical ground that discussion of serious issues
should take precedent over sports, diversions, and other forms of entertainment. It is all the more insulting that the Pirates, despite having the most beautiful (tax-payer financed) stadium in the country, are a poor team with a terrible win/loss record.
So what other listening options
are out there for Pittsburgh fans of The Savage Nation?
- Via the Internet
Live Internet streaming is available from Savage's home station of KNEW 910AM in San Francisco, CA, at the 910 KNEW Live Streaming page. Note that the show is broadcast live 6-9pm Eastern, with the first hour rebroadcast 9-10pm Eastern.
For you l337 h4x0rs that prefer direct links and non-embedded media players, this is my gift to you (hint: WMA) [UPDATE: Direct stream link is dead as of July 2007].
(Originally Posted: 6/1/2007 @ 11:50PM)