Westwood One has signed Doug Urbanski , known as “America’s Guest Host'” to host a three-hour daily talk show airing live Monday-Friday beginning in January, 2011. Urbanski who has who has guest hosted for Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly, Dennis Miller, Laura Ingraham, Fred Thompson, Michael Savage and others gained wide acclaim in talk radio and entertainment where he has won awards for his theatrical productions on Broadway and London’s West End. As a talent manager, Urbanski has represented major artists associated with three of the biggest franchise pictures in history: the Harry Potter series, the Batman series, and the Crocodile Dundee series. The Washington Post has also singled him out for his “dead-on impression” of President Obama’s former Director of the White House National Economic Council, Larry Summers, in the movie, The Social Network.
“Doug is already known as AGH, ‘America’s Guest Host,’ so we knew it was time he had his own show,” said Bart Tessler, SVP News and Talk for Westwood One. “He combines politics, entertainment and humor like nobody else in talk radio.”
Commenting from London, Urbanski said, “I am fortunate to have known everyone, been everyplace and done everything. My entire life people have said I should be on radio. These past five years speaking to millions of people for Rush, Savage, O’Reilly, Ingraham and others, combined with my own brand of humor, my love of telling ‘the story’, and my conviction that I am actually one thousand pundits rolled into one, it seemed to make sense to give me my own microphone.”
Urbanski will be broadcast from Westwood One’s studio in Los Angeles, California, starting in January, 2011.