Laura Ingraham To End Syndicated Show; Move To PodcastOne
After seventeen years in syndication, Laura Ingraham will end her daily talk show at the end of the year while launching a new daily podcast through PodcastOne.
PodcastOne parent Courtside Entertainment Group has served as Ingraham’s syndicator since 2013. Ingraham says that the toll of hosting her nightly Fox News Channel program on top of the radio show and raising three children took a toll, “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.”
Ingraham began her syndicated show with Westwood One in 2001. It moved to Talk Radio Network in 2004 until the end of 2012.
After more than 17 years as one of America’s most popular and influential radio talk show hosts, Laura Ingraham has decided to transition from radio to a new original podcast. The Laura Ingraham Show, will debut in January on PodcastOne.
As a female trailblazer in radio, Ingraham has covered nine presidential and mid-term elections, and interviewed everyone from U.S. presidents to foreign leaders to Grammy Award winners. With her unique combination of political, legal and comedic insights, she has developed a devoted following of fans from coast-to-coast.
“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 wistfully. “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.”
PodcastOne Chairman & CEO, Norm Pattiz said, “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. She’s at the top of her game and her new original podcasts will fit perfectly on PodcastOne.”
Ingraham, also a New York Times bestselling author, expressed her deep gratitude to all who made her radio show possible since 2001. “Without phenomenal producers, a committed sales team, great station managers and program directors—and of course my loyal advertisers–this show wouldn’t have been possible.” She added, “Now it’s time for a new adventure.”