Steve Savard Exits 590 the Fan In St. Louis
After just three and a half months with 590 The Fan KFNS as the midday host, Steve Savard leaves the St. Louis radio station for an unannounced new opportunity.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Savard shared the news of his departure last Friday and told the audience that he was given “an opportunity I cannot miss.”
Savard was part of a recent effort to get more sports talk at KFNS after joining the network shortly after adding popular St. Louis host and journalist Bernie Miklasz. Both Savard and Miklasz were recruited by General Manager John Hadley, who has responsibility for the sport’s renewed emphasis on KFNS.
Although his stay was brief, Savard’s departure from KFNS should come as no great surprise. When he got to the station in January, the sportscaster painted the opportunity as a placeholder and told post-dispatch that he would consider going to the real TV appearance.
“I don’t care to leave my hometown after building a brand here for 26 years,” Savard told Post-Dispatch earlier this year. “But if the right situation came about for television news and it went well with integrity and journalism, I would think about it. John understands that. “
Savard’s ties to sports in St. Louis are deeply ingrained. From 2000 to 2015 he worked as the Rams radio play-by-play voice. He also worked as a sports caster and news anchor at KMOV for more than a quarter of a century until he was laid off in September last year as part of financial cuts caused by the global pandemic.
Hosting a daily radio show was a new venture for Savard. With Hadley Savard wishing all the best in his unannounced project, broadcaster GM noted that the show’s reviews were very positive.
Brandon Contes is BSM’s lead sports radio and television news reporter. You can find him on Twitter @BrandonContes or email him at [email protected]