Springer trashes talk radio career

Television host Jerry Springer has called it quits on his talk radio career after less than two years in the chair.

The nationally syndicated “Springer On The Radio” show has been broadcast out of WSAI in Cincinnati since January 2005 and bucked the trend of conservative American talk shows, with liberal and progressive views on news and current affairs.

The program had national exposure in the 9:00am – noon slot on the Air America network until it was dropped in September due to poor ratings performance.

Springer had been struggling on in small markets and on lower power stations however the decision has been taken to end the program this week. His last live show aired just hours ago and repeats will air until the show officially ends on Friday.

Springer is expected to take up new television projects and has already made his intentions clear, with an appearance on the US version of “Dancing with the Stars”.