Genesis Communications Network syndicated host Jason Lewis exited his show based at Clear Channel’s 1130 KTLK Minneapolis midway through last nights show.
Lewis, a long-time advocate against the high levels of taxation now says he too has had enough and will focus his efforts, and place his commentary, on a start-up business he co-founded named, suitably enough, GALT.IO. This way, says the talk host, he’ll be able to do as much work as desired, but more importantly just enough to keep the taxman at bay – and no more. Lewis cited President Obama’s “You didn’t build that” phrase and responded to those who endlessly seek to redistribute wealth, “Well, you can build it yourselves now…”
Mike Crusham, Market Manager of Clear Channel Minneapolis told the St. Paul Pioneer-Press that Lewis had told him two months ago of his intent to retire on August 1, but he had not made the decision public.
Lewis had been with 1130 KTLK since 2006 and previously spent a decade at 1500 KSTP Minneapolis. He has also hosted shows in Charlotte and Denver. KTLK will replace Lewis with WOAI San Antonio’s Joe Pags, who will also be filling in for the departing Andy Dean’s America Now.