Walsh released a statement today confirming that he had signed up WIND-AM (560) to host a show each weekday from 7 pm to 9 pm, starting March 25.
“People kept asking me what my next step was going to be after I left office in January,” Walsh said. “We're at a crucial point in this country, and I'm excited to take the debate right to listeners throughout Chicagoland via the airwaves.”
Last November, Walsh lost a re-election bid to Democrat Tammy Duckworth, who got about 55 percent of the vote in the Democratic-redrawn 8th Congressional District.
“I intend to do with this program what I did as a U.S. Congressman --- speak plainly, speak directly, not worry about political correctness, and engage in respectful, engaging debate with all viewpoints,” Walsh said.
Though a one-termer, Walsh’s tenure was marked by controversy, including shouting at participants in his town hall meetings. There also was his late re-election campaign declaration that there was no medical need for an abortion to save the life of the mother.
Walsh later backtracked to acknowledge there were “very rare circumstances” when such procedures were needed.