Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly Factored Out of Radio

Bill O’Reilly is leaving radio sometime in first quarter, Fox News confirmed Thursday (Dec. 4). Produced by Fox News and syndicated by Westwood One since 2002, The Radio Factor was one of the most successful Talk shows on radio, airing on more than 425 affiliates and Sirius XM Radio.

The news is a major blow to financially troubled Westwood, which is losing one of its biggest moneymakers.

But O’Reilly, who hinted that he’d be leaving a few months ago, said he needed the extra time to devote to his TV show on Fox News Show, The O’Reilly Factor, as well as writing a weekly newspaper column.

“It is with great regret that I’ve come to the decision to leave the Radio Factor, but with the success of the O’Reilly Factor, I can no longer give both TV and radio the time they deserve,” O’Reilly said in a statement.