March 24th, 2009
01:30 PM ET
5 years ago

Blagojevich to host radio show

Before Rod Blagojevich was ousted from office, WLS-AM had offered him his own radio show on Sundays if he agreed to voluntarily step down.
Before Rod Blagojevich was ousted from office, WLS-AM had offered him his own radio show on Sundays if he agreed to voluntarily step down.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will be back on the airwaves Wednesday, serving as a fill-in host on a Chicago talk radio station.

Blagojevich will host the Don Wade and Roma Morning Show on WLS-AM - a show the station refers to as "the most positive, optimistic radio show in the universe" - alone from 7-9 am Wednesday. The station confirmed to CNN that the gig is a one-time occurrence.

Before he was ousted from office, WLS-AM had offered the former governor his own radio show on Sundays if he agreed to voluntarily step down. Blagojevich, who didn't take the deal, was later impeached over allegations that he tried to sell President Obama's vacant Senate seat.


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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. M Fierro

    why did they still give him a radio show if he didn't voluntarily step down? they should have made him Governor of Antarctica!!!

    March 24, 2009 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  2. yuri

    What became of his criminal trial? is there any pendin'? We are eagerly waitin' for his wherewithals in tryin' to win a wide range of people in the whole white world, we reckon, perhaps?

    March 24, 2009 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  3. Steph

    Oh good god no! I think we have heard enough from him.

    March 24, 2009 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  4. JOYCE

    It is sad when somebody is convicted of wrong-doing is awarded. I guess it proves it doesn't matter what you do as long as you know the right people.

    I, and I hope many others, will begin tuning into WGN.

    March 24, 2009 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  5. Terry D - CT

    And Rush Limbaugh is right there in the Prme Time Lime Up. Should anyone care what this station puts on the airways with the likes of that on its program list. Would never bother to even listen to this junk.

    March 24, 2009 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  6. DNC must be changed.

    I thought that Rod B. was in Jail.

    March 24, 2009 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  7. EBC, Boyds MD

    ONLY in America would this idiot be hired on a radio show.

    But hey...... when you have people like Hannity, Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh, etc. It ALL makes sense.

    Americans love suffering from their own "self-inflicted" wounds while blaming everyone else.

    March 24, 2009 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  8. joe smith

    outward appearances make guy look pretty bad,( thanks to the press doing their job?), but he was the one who wouldn't do business with Bank of America, (remember them), why, because he knew where they were coming from..

    March 24, 2009 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |