Today, syndicated radio talk show host Laura Ingraham ended her relationship with syndicator Talk Radio Network. She released a statement on her website:
After more than 9 years with the distributor Talk Radio Network, I decided it was time to move on. After much thought and reflection, I have decided to pursue my first loves–modern dance and the xylophone. In the highly unlikely event that these efforts do not prove fruitful, I intend to return to radio.
Seriously–to the more than 300 stations that carry the Laura Ingraham Show and to all my loyal listeners, I feel the time is right to expand and retool my radio program and to explore other syndication options, which I am now actively pursuing. During this brief hiatus, my team and I will continue to deliver thought-provoking and entertaining analysis via my website lauraingraham.com and twitter @IngrahamAngle. And of course, I’ll be doing my regular appearances on Fox News. I anticipate making an announcement concerning the show in the near future. Stay tuned!
Ingraham is the second major host to leave Talk Radio Network this year. Earlier this year, Michael Savage parted ways with the syndicator. According to trade magazines, Ingraham has approximately 5.75 million weekly listeners. She told Politico that she wouldn’t be leaving radio.