Westwood One Brings Fred Thompson To Radio In March '09
December 22, 2008 at 6:24 AM (PT)
WESTWOOD ONE will launch The FRED THOMPSON Show on MARCH 2, 2009. The show will replace The Radio Factor with BILL O'REILLY when the program ends its six-year run on FEBRUARY 27, 2009. Former U.S. senator and 2008 presidential candidate, The FRED THOMPSON Show will air live Noon-2p, MONDAY-FRIDAY from WASHINGTON D.C.
"There is no prerequisite for a great talk show host, but if I were going to make one up, senator, presidential candidate, federal prosecutor, radio commentator, film and TV star would be a pretty good start," said WESTWOOD ONE News & Talk Programming EVP BART TESSLER.
"When folks listen to a radio show, they make an appointment with it. It is the ideal way for me to continue my dialog with America about the issues we all face each day," said THOMPSON.
"Senator THOMPSON is a perfect fit for radio," said WESTWOOD Pres. GARY SCHONFELD. "His unique set of qualifications will make him a huge hit with both listeners and advertisers."