Dr. Laura n-n-next on satellite radio
November 26, 2010
Santa Barbara-based radio talk show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger is taking her nationally syndicated program to satellite radio in January. [AP]
Schlessinger has reached a multi-year deal with Sirius XM radio to air her program, though specific terms have not yet been disclosed.
The veteran talk show host announced last August that she was quitting her current radio show one week after she apologized for using the “N-word” 11 times on-air while talking to a black female caller.
Plans call for Schlessinger to end her current show on Friday, Dec. 31 before launching her three-hour satellite program the following Monday.
Schlessinger will be the biggest radio star to jump from traditional to satellite radio since Howard Stern, who had also tired of controversies over things he said and found the opportunity for a big payday. Stern’s contract with Sirius XM expires in December.
The controversial talk show host said she’ll have some new segments on her show, including interviews with people about situations “that are relevant to the morals, values, principles and ethics that I nag about everyday.”