Fox News Talk Launches On XM Radio

By Brian 

This morning, Fox News launched “Fox News Talk” on XM Satellite Radio. The station is a complement to XM’s current FNC feed, focusing on Fox’s political personalities. XM 168 promises “news, analysis and the pulse of the nation from Bill O’Reilly, Tony Snow, John Gibson, Alan Colmes and more. News Talk like only Fox can give you.” Fox News Radio’s top-of-the-hour newscasts are also included.

The Fox News Talk schedule is downloadable here (PDF). It includes the Tony Snow Show from 9am to noon, Bill O’Reilly Live from noon to 2pm, the John Gibson Show from 6 to 9pm, and the Alan Colmes Show from 10pm to 1am. The overnights and weekends consist of “Best Of” shows and FNC programming repeats.

Between 2 and 5pm, “loudmouthed,” “fiercely conservative” California talk show host Spencer Hughes hosts “Fox Across America.” (I don’t recall ever seeing Hughes on FNC.) The program is billed on Hughes’ Web site as “a daily trip from border-to-border and coast-to-coast exploring the major topics, newsmakers, personalities and everyday people, places and things that make this the greatest country in the world.”

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