Official: Former Congressman Joe Walsh Joins WIND Lineup
March 14, 2013 at 4:42 PM (PT)
As previously reported (NET NEWS 3/6) and tipped by TIME OUT CHICAGO's ROBERT FEDER, SALEM Talk WIND-A (AM 560 THE ANSWER)/CHICAGO has hired former Congressman JOE WALSH (R-IL) for weeknights 7-9p (CT), beginning MARCH 25th. The hiring was officially announced TODAY (3/14).
"There are few politicians in ILLINOIS or anywhere in the country that garner as much attention as JOE WALSH," said GM JEFF REISMAN. "JOE is an outspoken defender of freedom, and because of his firsthand experience in Congress, he brings a unique perspective to the national conversation as our country searches for answers during these challenging times."
"People kept asking me what my next step was going to be after I left office in JANUARY," said WALSH, who served one term before losing his bid for re-election in NOVEMBER. "We're at a crucial point in this country, and I'm excited to take the debate right to listeners throughout CHICAGOLAND via the airwaves. The radio program will be a great platform to help grow a freedom movement which is already gaining momentum right here in ILLINOIS. I intend to do with this program what I did as a U.S. Congressman -- speak plainly, speak directly, not worry about political correctness, and engage in respectful, engaging debate with all viewpoints. This is just too important of a time for all of us to do anything less."