Chris Baker signs off at KTLK-FM

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Chris Baker quit yesterday.
Chris Baker no longer has a megaphone to pollute the airwaves every morning at KTLK-FM. He's off the air.

Good riddance. In the name of ratings, this is a guy who once opined that a transgender man was a mutilated lesbian, and said that former Lakers star Magic Johnson faked having AIDS.

Some other Baker gems:

He once called then-Sen. Barack Obama "Nicolae Carpathia," the Antichrist character in the-end-of-the-world-is-nigh Left Behind series: "I'm getting really sick of being told that if I disagree with Barack Obammy, the Nicolae Carpathia candidate, that I'm a racist."

When the Rev. James Manning spewed a stream of filth about Obama's mother being "a bag of trash sitting on the sidewalk waiting there in Honolulu," Baker was right there in the amen corner: "He's not really wrong, either. That's the best part."

Homeless people and women should be treated equally, Baker once said: "I don't think homeless people should vote. Frankly. In fact, I have to be very honest. I'm not that excited about women voting, to be honest."

Maybe that's why he gave Rep. Michele Bachmann an open microphone last year to broadcast her ignorance. What the Democrats were doing to pass health care reform was "a fiction. It's impossible. It doesn't get anymore dishonest. It's breathtakingly unconstitutional," she said--before admitting that she completely wrong.

Braublog reports that Baker quit KTLK-FM on Wednesday. Bob Davis, once of KSTP-AM, will take over hosting duties until a full-time replacement for Baker (archive here) is found.

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Knutehp
Knutehp

What happened to Rush Limbaugh and Hannaty ? Has this station been bought by some liberal investor or what.

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Jeffrey Kline
Jeffrey Kline

This obviously is a very liberal; socialist, communist supporting douche' bag rag.

Mrkino
Mrkino

Sorry guys chris baker is back in Houston on 700Am KSEV i used to listen to him when he was in MINN online. Now u guys have to do the same. Signed Nick the tow truck czar.

obbop
obbop

Chris Baker personifies an America I once loved before political correctness and the invasion of the USA by mega-millions of hostile invading hordes of illegal alien criminals commenced.

Richardlee100
Richardlee100

Lmao, one sided rant!! Get bent jerk off, Chris baker rules!!!

Bobby G
Bobby G

Denburg's ignorance exists on so many levels that it causes his opinion to be worthless.

god
god

wow - this article is nothing but liberal garbage and opinion. way to print your opinion and not report news. well that's what we can expect from the "main stream media". we really need to get rid of liberals - they are truly the ones full of hate!

Liberty
Liberty

Minnesota lost Baker, but we still get the liberal garbage here. Nobody to claim the podium common sense, just more libtard hate!

mom and concerned citizen
mom and concerned citizen

Wow, so much for unbiased media! Clearly we know where where the city pages stand on politics...

Markf5018
Markf5018

only reason why I listened to early morning talk radio. I shut it off when the Beckster comes on to preach and sound important.

Dipes311
Dipes311

The quotes you reference are totally taken out of context. I seriously doubt you have ever listened to him. It's called humor. Kinda like City Pages is a joke. Did you go to a Soros based website first? I bet you did.

Bpaul
Bpaul

yeah I was wondering what happened... bob davis is cool but is miss baker! I hope he is getting into something good. Like running for office I would like that.... he gets it.

Jmpic360
Jmpic360

Chris was awesome. He made me laugh in the mornings. He was smart, funny, and he made a lot of sense. I will miss him.

MN_Brightest
MN_Brightest

Obviously written by someone who cannot handle the truth and does not let little things like FACTS get in the way.

tequila
tequila

how many people has to be let go or quit just beacuse there are people with diferent set of politics if u can not listen to the other side then shot it off on go on with ur life

Greg
Greg

miss Chris Baker, he was the only good thing on morning radio in the twin cities...get a life people, he's a comedian!...enjoy the boring radio again you dimwitts, I'll be listening to cd's and ipod til we get him back or another qualty replacement.

scottw
scottw

I really enjoyed his show a lot. The only thing I didn't like was the early morning hours. Chris got me hooked on talk radio and KTLK and I've been listening ever since. Yes he was brash and not at all politically correct but that's part of what made it so fun. He was a straight shooter who wasn't afraid to tell it like it is.

a fan of baker
a fan of baker

Wake up people ,its a radio show ,if Chris is the reason you think the way you do then it only proves how week you are,its not always a bad thing when people disagree it sparks debate and sometime brings people to a solution on common ground, if we shunned everyone who had a different idea we would still be following the same caveat that didn't think we should cook our meat.

Inthezone85
Inthezone85

I just wanted to find out what happened to him and after reading the comments section I have to say I haven't seen so much bull crap written down since Joe Biden's 1988 Presidential run. The guy was entertaining the majority of the time and other times was far to easily sucked into his desire for a shock to spur attention. That's more then can be said about liberal radio which between using profanity to hide their inability to articulate their positions to complaining about mythical right wing conspiracies to keep them off the air (poor ratings does that) at least his show was enjoyable... most of the time at least.

Pennysidney
Pennysidney

I for one miss Chris Baker, his candid opinion was wonderful and entertaining! I loved his off the cuff humor!

We're everywhere
We're everywhere

Chris Baker was right on most of the time and I listened every morning. He had the guts to say it like it is. Although I'd vote for Jason Lewis before Chris Baker. Lewis has an incredible mind, wopuld get this country back on track. Something BO can't seem to do.

effin dave
effin dave

liberal hypocrits. you people are idiots, chris baker rocks, a little humor is all it takes for you weenies to go over the edge. get a life.

Rush Limbaugh
Rush Limbaugh

I always enjoyed Chris Baker. He did, however, make several tongue-and-cheek type remarks for the left to gobble up and take out of context. "How dare he say that"? The author of this post is most likely an 'enlightened' lib with no qualms about working for pennies and being subsidized for writing opinionated trash with my tax dollars.

Brian
Brian

Glad to be rid of him. I left elementary school humor behind in, well....elementary school. Very awkward and uncomfortable listening to him amuse himself.

Johnnycake
Johnnycake

Wow, you sure aren't much of a writer, and even less an analyst for radio shows.

Reno
Reno

Come on, people. This story is totally twisting the man's words. He is definitely, wholeheartedly conservative, but his background is also as a comedian. He is a right wing Bill Maher - only (in my opinion) more grounded in reality. I watch 'Politically Incorrect' and, I must admit, rarely!, find much humor.....but sometimes. Why don't you guys just relax and quit distorting the context. We all have an opinion.....and all of us are entitled to it.

Smarter Than Van Dendork
Smarter Than Van Dendork

Hey Van Dendork - It's obvious that you have listened to 10 second snipets of the show because had you actually done any research instead of just shooting blah blah blah out rear you would know that most of those comments were sarcastic. Since you don't understand sarcasm I'll use it in the following sentence. Ready. I think liberal bloggers do a great job of reasearching the fact before they write a story. Sarcasm, it's something like that.

Doug
Doug

It's pretty easy to take a few quotes you disagree with and editorialize a three-year career. The fact of the matter is; Chris Baker told it like it was. You just didn't like certain parts of the delivery. Mr. Van Denberg, it's obvious you didn't listen to his show and are, therefore, unqualified to author an educated article based on the facts. Read it and weep..

Long live KTLK
Long live KTLK

Chris Baker's raw and honest truth mixed with humor is something that will be greatly missed in this delusional society that is the Twin Cities and the rest of the left of this country.

Long live KTalk.

brian
brian

mr. baker is a great man and you all suck!

Warhorse666
Warhorse666

you have got to love it, the free twin cities paper is hardcore left wing. who would have thought that something free (government funded) is so left wing.... morons...

Jimi27
Jimi27

It's sad that all a liberal can do is berate and insult anyone who does not agree with them. After all, the left can't muster up any sort of audience for a radio show. Can you say Air America Radio? I knew you could. I didn't always agree with Chris but I did enjoy listening to him on my drive into work. Too bad that KTLK has just lost another listener now.

Guest
Guest

With Bob Davis in the six-to-nine slot, I've happily returned to KTLK in the morning. I'd love to see him stay. I found Chris Baker to be offensive to the point that my radio was switched off during his show. Hopefully Davis is a candidate to be Baker's permanent repacement . . .

Shaggy
Shaggy

Some blogger who can't get a real writing job actually got over forty comments to their unintelligle rant. Good for you

Global Warming is Real
Global Warming is Real

I lost my favorite 15 minutes in the morning. How unfortunate. As for all these comments, yea, he was a little crude, opinionated, and sometimes rash.. but he was also good entertainment. He wasn't polluting the airwaves anymore than our politicians polluted Minnesota with their misguided, and out of tune policies. It's the likes of authors such as yourself that pollute the minds of your #1 target market, our youth. I think I'd actually read your magazine if I saw journalism from both sides of the spectrum, but this is junk. Barf...

Brandyn
Brandyn

We just lost the best radio personality the twin cities had to offer in a very long time....

dissapointed
dissapointed

Chriws Baker Rocked!!! He said what everyone was thinking. If they were not thinking it, they shoudl have been. And seriously, if anyone was personally offended by him, then they shouldn't listen to him. He was simply expressing his freedom of speach, which he eat sleeped and lived by. So now the great nancy state or ubber sensetive minnesota got him canned. Lame...

cosmicwxdude
cosmicwxdude

I actually like CB. Funny, intelligent. But I do hope Bob Davis gets the spot! GO BOB! I'll be calling...

signed, the meteorologist from st paul who used to call you at kstp

Danceswitholadders
Danceswitholadders

Hey I know... Lets draft Michael Savage leftovers!!! I love the smell of napalm in the morning.

peacemaker.45
peacemaker.45

Chris Baker rocked the guy likes harleys,outdoors, and plays a left handed 57 les paul gold top. He was also the best morning show ktlk has had since the begining of this station.Ktlk screwed up when they lost Mark Lavign and put in that train wreck winey Laura Ingram. Jason Lewis and RUSH are the only good thing left that ktlk has, myself and many others are turning the station off until these two are on and I used to listen to KTLK about 16 hours a day since the begining but not anymore.

Anony
Anony

They changed to 1130AM. Same Times.

Chris Baker
Chris Baker

Totally agree!! I feel embarrassed for them. Chris Baker rocks and will be dearly missed.

Brian
Brian

I'm not the author so excuse me if I speak out of turn. Politics aside my dislike of Mr. Baker originates from his inept ability to string words together to form cognizant rational statements. His humor was not offensive to me but it was like listening to a teenager attempting to formulate an intelligent thought. Agonizingly painful experience.

Elliss8118
Elliss8118

"...ubber sensetive minnesota"? I'm sure 'chriws' baker would be proud. Freedom of 'speach' is an integral part of living in a free America.

You know, sometimes it's like shooting fish in a barrel.

Eddiev5
Eddiev5

Haha.....you are so right. Sometimes I will turn on Rush because I like his sense of humor (his "facts" though are very questionable). Jason Lewis is awesome - he's probably by far the best talk radio host this state has ever seen. He's one of the few people that actually understands the strengths and weaknesses of his own ideology. You never see that these days.

Though - Chris Baker is an idiot and I was cheerleading for his departure for over a year now. Laura Ingraham is just a partisan hack - just like Sean Hannity - absolutely no intellectual honesty.

sibbil
sibbil

Uh -- Jason Lewis? Best in state? Try best in nation.

rjcogl
rjcogl

Sunday evenings Billy Cunningham is also incredible on KTLK.

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