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Joe Walsh Radio Show Rumored To Be In The Works With Chicago Talk Station WIND

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Former congressman Joe Walsh is rumored to be getting his own talk show on conservative Chicago AM station WIND 590. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)
Former congressman Joe Walsh is rumored to be getting his own talk show on conservative Chicago AM station WIND 590. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)

Given his inclination to blurt outrageous statements like "We may have to shed blood every couple hundred years to preserve our freedoms," talk radio is a natural fit for ex-Congressman Joe Walsh.

On Tuesday, Time Out Chicago's media scoop-meister Robert Feder reported the former congressman is close to inking a deal with Chicago talk station WIND-AM (560) for a Monday through Friday talk show.

Just a day before Feder reported the deal, Wash subbed in for John Howell on the station's "Big John & Amy" morning show, according to NBC Chicago.

Walsh, who lost a bruising Nov. re-election battle to Democrat Tammy Duckworth, confirmed to the Daily Herald Tuesday that WIND had indeed approached him. The Tea Party favorite told the suburban daily he's "looking at a number of different options. ... We'll see."

WIND's parent company Salem Media describes itself as emphasizing "Christian and family-themed content and conservative values." Should Walsh join the WIND lineup, he'll have idealogical bedfellows in current WIND talk show hosts Glenn Beck and frequent Rush Limbaugh guest host Michael Medved.

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