Westwood one is launching radio and podcast versions of the long-running political television show “The McLaughlin Group”. The podcast will begin on the Westwood One Podcast Network on November 1st, with a radio version debuting on the weekend of December 7-8.
The show, created by the late John McLaughlin, is now hosted by Tom Rogan with panel members Pat Buchanan, Eleanor Clift, and Clarence Page returning from the original series. The new version is produced by BL Sports & Media Group via presenting station Maryland Public Television and is rolling out to public TV stations and digital platforms in January.
Rogan said, “I’m excited that we have joined the Westwood One family and will reach new audiences across the nation. Our panelists are friends who disagree, agreeably. Their intellectual camaraderie is needed now more than ever.”
“We’re proud to provide access to this legendary show as we gear up for what will certainly be one of the most heated election years in American history,” added Cumulus Media EVP/Marketing and Westwood One Pres. Suzanne Grimes. “The McLaughlin Group was a pioneer among political talk shows, and this distinguished iteration led by Tom Rogan offers important commentary at a significant time.”