It looks like Glenn Beck and BillO have agreed to do a weekly spot on the Glenn Beck Radio Show:
THE HILL – Former Fox News titans Bill O’Reilly and Glenn Beck will be reuniting for a weekly spot on Beck’s radio show.
“We’re going to do that every Friday until Beck gets tired of me,” O’Reilly said Monday on his “No Spin News” podcast. “And it’s a good outlet for me to, you know, discuss things back and forth with Beck, who’s a good friend. We don’t agree on everything, but it’s very lively.”
Beck and O’Reilly are friends going back to their time together at Fox News, when they were the two biggest names on the network before Beck’s abrupt departure in 2011.
Beck appeared to offer O’Reilly a spot on The Blaze last week.
“I would like you to work for TheBlaze,” Beck told O’Reilly on Friday on his radio program. “I could not get the cable coverage by myself because I’m not powerful enough, unless you have a giant corporation behind you.
“If we could unite our powers for good, as opposed to evil — but that’s another conversation.”
Beck and BillO do have a good chemistry together so these weekly spots will probably do well for Beck’s ratings.
Also, there’s rumors out there swirling about a competitor to Fox News that could include O’Reilly:
A spokesperson for Sinclair Broadcasting categorically denied that the network was recruiting Fox News anchor Sean Hannity and former anchor Bill O’Reilly, saying “we are not speaking to Hannity, not speaking to O’Reilly, [and] there is no intention of hiring any of them.”
But a source with direct knowledge of conversations said that there is intense interest on behalf of Sinclair, a national broadcast company known for promoting conservative views, to recruit the two anchors, saying “the public posture is very different from the private posture” and that Sinclair “is very interested down the line in pursuing being a possible competitor” to Fox.
When Sinclair announced it was purchasing Tribune Media last week, speculation began spreading that they may be angling to create some sort of Fox News rival.
The combined company will now own more than 200 stations, cable channel WGN and stakes in other cable channels. Sinclair has come under fire in recent years for asking its affiliates to air stories with right-leaning bents, and the company’s owners have long supported Republicans, including President Donald Trump. It also recently hired former White House staffer Boris Epshteyn as a political analyst.
It’s all a bunch of rumors right now but if this is true, it would be a big shakeup in the media world.