In Time Out Chicago, Robert Feder wrote on Tuesday that Joe Walsh – the former United States representative from Illinois – may be getting his own radio talk show on WIND-AM 560 radio in Chicago. The conservative talk show radio station has had Walsh fill in on the station’s morning drive shift which is assumed to have been an audition for the former politician to get his own program. The plan, at present, would be to give Walsh a night-time slot in the radio’s ultra-conservative line- up.
Walsh is often an extremely outlandish, outspoken Tea Party conservative who served in Congress for two years – a one-term congressman – before being defeated last Nov. 6 in the general election by Tammy Duckworth, a Democrat who ran on her a strong military-serving past which assisted her to her huge victory.
Walsh spent his short time in Congress building a reputation as an over-the-edge conservative who constantly held controversial headlines with his comments and actions as a Congressman. In the process, he became very well-known which is a very advantageous ingredient for the potential new position as a talk show host.
If the show becomes a reality and succeeds, Robert Feder says the show would even go into national syndication. The current WIND-AM conservative talk line-up includes famed, syndicated talkers Glenn Beck, Dennis Miller, Michael Medved and Hugh Hewitt.
Politics is not out of Walsh’s future either, as he has recently said that he’d like to go after Sen. Dick Durbin’s seat in the future.
Of course, if Walsh does run for office, he would have to relinquish his radio program due to current FCC laws regarding equal time for all candidates.