Beginning July 3 former Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh’s radio show will be expanding to three hours and moving up to 5-8pm weekdays. Walsh started on The Answer on March 25, 2013, hosting nightly 7-9pm.
“In just three months, the response to Joe’s show has been overwhelmingly positive from both our listeners and advertisers,” said General Manager Jeff Reisman.
“The only complaint was from Joe … He had more to say than we could fit into two hours, so we’re adding an extra hour and are moving his show to drive time in Chicago,” added Program Director Marcus Brown. “Joe isn’t just a rising star in talk radio. He’s a meteor, and his potential for success in this business is enormous.”
“Doing a talk show is hard work, but it’s a labor of love. I’m able to talk with real people every day about all of the critical issues facing our state and our country. As it turns out, there are more important issues to talk about on Chicago radio than just sports.” said Walsh. “I’m hoping the new time enables Mayor Emanuel and Governor Quinn to listen more often. They might learn something.”
Walsh was elected to Congress in 2010 to represent Illinois' Eighth Congressional District and became a leading voice in the Tea Party movement. He served in Congress until this past January. He was born and raised in North Barrington. He graduated from the University of Iowa and holds a Master's Degree in Public Policy from the University of Chicago. He lives in McHenry, Illinois, with his wife, Helene. Between them, they have five children.