Jack Abramoff is the new host of a weekly talk show on XM radio, Premiere Networks announced on Wednesday.
“The Jack Abramoff Show” debuted June 24, but it must have been the radio equivalent of a soft opening since Premiere, which syndicates the likes of Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck, made the announcement this week.
Abramoff is one of the most notorious Washington lobbyists in recent memory. He served almost four years in prison for mail fraud, tax evasion and conspiracy to bribe public officials. He was the subject of both a documentary and a feature film in 2010: Alex Gibney's "Casino Jack and the United States of Money" and "Casino Jack," starring Kevin Spacey, respectively.
On his new show, he will use his unique background to offer his take on the news and events of the week.
“I may very well be the nation’s most controversial radio host because, unlike others, I was actually involved in the things we talk about on the show,” Abramoff said in a statement. “Radio gives me an opportunity to share secrets I couldn’t include in my book, and reveal some of the underbelly of politics other hosts can only imagine.”
Premiere’s release on the subject says Abramoff will discuss “ending political corruption.” Without question, that is something many other hosts can only imagine.
The new show airs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET on XM Channel 168.