Official: O'Reilly To End 'Radio Factor' In Q1 2009
December 4, 2008 at 3:23 PM (PT)
BILL O'REILLY has made official what he strongly hinted recently: He will end his WESTWOOD ONE "THE RADIO FACTOR" daily radio show in the first quarter of 2009. The show, produced by FOX NEWS RADIO, airs on over 400 stations and SIRIUS XM RADIO.
FOX NEWS EVP KEVIN MAGEE said, "THE RADIO FACTOR has been a lucrative partnership for WESTWOOD ONE and FOX NEWS and BILL has been integral to the success of FOX NEWS RADIO. He loves the program, but we understand his desire to lighten his heavy workload."
O'REILLY added, "It is with great regret that I've come to the decision to leave the RADIO FACTOR, but with the success of the O'REILLY FACTOR, I can no longer give both TV and radio the time they deserve. From the beginning, WESTWOOD ONE has been tremendous and FOX NEWS continues to set the standard and I've enjoyed working with them. I will miss Talk radio and the callers very much."