'Who better to shed some light' on politics today than the ex-congressman? a Florida station says. He resigned in a sex scandal in 2006.
By Brian Haas
September 14, 2009
The Republican resigned from the House in 2006 amid allegations he sent sexually explicit computer messages to an underage page. His show will focus on current politics, WSVU-AM (960) station operations director Joe Raineri said.
Foley could not be reached for comment.
Foley spent nearly three decades in politics until the scandal broke. State law enforcement looked into possible criminal wrongdoing but found no evidence and ended the Foley investigation in 2008.
After leaving office, Foley went into real estate.
Raineri said that calls to the station had been "out of control," with about half of them supporting Foley as host and half opposed to his show.
County GOP Chairman Sid Dinerstein said he wasn't concerned about Foley hurting the party's image.
In fact, he said he doubted people would care what Foley had to say.
The first show, already recorded, is mostly a Q&A with the station's general manager. Future programs are likely to be live, with callers and discussion panels, station officials said.
Foley is not yet being paid for the show, Raineri said.