The long-rumored plan to give Fox News Channel star Bill O'Reilly his own
radio show came to fruition, as Westwood One Inc. said it will launch The
Radio Factor with Bill O'Reilly May 8.
The show, which will run from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., will focus on one main topic
each day. It will also take calls from listeners dumb enough to take on the host
of The O'Reilly Factor.
It looks like O'Reilly will compete against Fox News colleague Sean Hannity,
who does an afternoon show on WABC-AM. The Radio Factor's New York
affiliate, WOR-AM, will tape the program and run it against Hannity.
Westwood One didn't release a list of affiliates, but in some markets,
O'Reilly is expected to compete head-to-head against talk-radio king Rush