Look for Larry King, who turns 78 next month, to return to radio where he started his broadcasting career 54 years ago, notes Grumpy Editor.
Further details on a Los Angeles-based national radio show are forthcoming “within several days or weeks,” King mentioned in a Talkers interview.
King, who wrapped up 25 years as host on CNN’s Larry King Live last December, said he doesn’t feel his age and has no intention of retiring any time in the near future.
He still will be seen on CNN, doing four television specials a year for three years on the cable network.
King started his broadcasting career on radio in 1957, moving up to the microphone after performing various tasks at WAHR, now WMBM, Miami Beach.
At that time he worked three hours as a morning disc jockey, then handled two newscasts and a sportscast in the afternoon --- all at $55 a week.
King went national with a late-night radio show in 1978.
Often he would become impatient with rambling callers (remember, it was late night) to his show. He got them back on track by growling, "What's your question?"