Laura Ingraham Says Goodbye
Jon Levine, at The Wrap, explains:
“While hosting a prime-time television show and raising three children on my own, continuing a three-hour morning radio show was no longer feasible,” Ingraham said in a statement, saying that the demands of her Fox News program and early morning radio were too much.
“Although I will greatly miss my radio listeners and affiliates, working late nights and early mornings has taken a toll on my family life. Plus, my radio audience is smart, savvy and committed, and I know most will follow my new show in the format that is revolutionizing the audio world — digital podcasting,” she said.
The podcast, to be known as “The Laura Ingraham Show” will launch this January and be hosted by PodcastOne.
“Due to her huge success on the Fox News channel, daily podcasts are a much better fit for Laura’s hectic schedule and provides her listeners in all markets access at any time to the new Laura Ingraham Show podcast,” PodcastOne chief Norm Pattiz said in a statement. “She’s at the top of her game and her new original podcasts will fit perfectly on PodcastOne.”
For years, Ingraham dominated political talk radio as the most listened-to woman in America.
Currently, The Laura Ingraham Show is the 12th-most-listened-to radio program in the country, with a weekly audience of eight million.