After 17 years on the air, Laura Ingraham has decided to move from talk radio to podcasting. The Laura Ingraham Show will debut on PodcastOne in January, according to TVNewser.
“While hosting a prime-time television show and raising three children on my own, continuing a three-hour morning radio show was no longer feasible,” Ingraham said in a statement. “Although I will greatly miss my radio listeners and affiliates, working late nights and early mornings has taken a toll on my family life. Plus, my radio audience is smart, savvy and committed, and I know most will follow my new show in the format that is revolutionizing the audio world–digital podcasting.”
“Due to her huge success on the Fox News channel, daily podcasts are a much better fit for Laura’s hectic schedule and provides her listeners in all markets access at any time to the new Laura Ingraham Show podcast,” PodcastOne chairman and CEO Norm Pattiz said. “She’s at the top of her game and her new original podcasts will fit perfectly on PodcastOne.”
The Laura Ingraham Show, which began in April 2001, was aired on 306 stations and on XM Satellite Radio.
According to its website, PodcastOne is the largest advertiser-supported, on-demand digital audio network with more than 1.5 billion downloads annually, across 350 episodes produced weekly.
Ingraham will be joining a lineup that includes Adam Carolla, Snooki, Dan Patrick, Shaquille O’Neal, Steve Austin, Brandi Glanville, Chris Jericho, and Rich Eisen.
Podcasting has been growing at a rapid rate with the audience doubling from 12 percent to 24 percent of the U.S. population between 2013mand 2017 and advertising revenues expected to top $200 million, up from $69 million in 2015.