January 23rd, 2009
08:42 AM ET
9 years ago

Blagojevich show in the works?

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/01/23/art.silverleib.gi.jpg caption=" Blagojevich could get his own radio show."](CNN) - Rod Blagojevich's political career is likely over, but the embattled Illinois governor could have a future in the talk-radio business.

Bob Shromper, the program director of Chicago's WLS-AM, said Friday he's prepared to offer Blagojevich his own show on Sundays if the governor agrees to resign from office rather than be forcibly removed by the state Senate.

Shromper said he wants the governor to step down immediately, so to spare the state of further embarrassment.

Blagojevich's office isn't commenting on the offer.

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soundoff (162 Responses)
  1. Ernie in LA


    January 23, 2009 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  2. Ivory

    If Blagojevich is so appalling, why do 90% of incumbents get reelected, despite no bid contracts, lobbyist influence, cronyism and the unmistakable fact that very few citizens would spend millions of dollars to get a $150,000 job if they didn't have ulterior motives.

    I happen to like Blagojevich – at least he's honest about his intentions.

    January 23, 2009 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  3. Outspoken

    That's it Nick. When you disagree with the message, just attack the messenger. You shouldn't waste your message attacking me. You ought be to use the opportunity to stand up for Blago, your hero.

    January 23, 2009 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  4. JJ

    Don't offer him ditdo. This is what is wrong with this system. If you wrong pat on back and everyone will say I will give him this and that. Let the stupid boy go play with his toys.

    January 23, 2009 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  5. Allen

    NICK, stay on message! The subject is Blago. If you don't have anything halfway intelligent to say on the subject, then you should go back to your left-wing nut blogs.

    January 23, 2009 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  6. George

    What kind of amorality haunts the media in this country? This guy is under Federal indictment. Offering him a media platform is a disgrace.

    The next time it's license comes up for renewal – I hope that WLS is challenged for failing to serve the public interest.

    January 23, 2009 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  7. Ron from Baltimore

    Hey, he's a talkative bull-tosser, a jovial sort, a pleasant speaker. So what if he's hard for lots of folks to take on a business or personal level? He'd be fine for radio; I'd tune in much more often than I would for Glenn Beck, Limbaugh, Coulter...that side of the ick factor.

    There's no need to start off the relationship in such a sour tone; if the station manager wants him in, just offer him the job. No need for strings, really. Unless the station was just looking for free publicity at the state's expense.

    January 23, 2009 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  8. Steve (the real one)

    Mike from NJ January 23rd, 2009 4:10 pm ET
    Willy Brown – Please note the steps #44 has taken so far. Anti Lobbying, pro Civil Rights, anti crnyism

    Anti lobbying? Really? Please then explain the issues with the President's choice for Deputy Defense Security? Could it be lobbying????

    January 23, 2009 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  9. Steve (the real one)

    Sorry. It should read Deputy Defense Secretary! Not security

    January 23, 2009 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  10. tony_n_atl

    Doesn't this offer amounts to bribery? So investigate him. I think the governor is disgusting. But really!!!!!!!!! Is he doing anything the others have not and do not do? All politicians exchange favors. This is not news!

    January 23, 2009 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  11. Outspoken

    Whenever someone sends a message you don't like and you don't have the intelligence to counter, attack their grammar! (Some people need to get a life.)

    January 23, 2009 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  12. NC Paralegal

    Well they gave Jerry Springer a job

    January 23, 2009 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
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