Rosie O’Donnell is returning to her roots as a talk show host, but this time, instead of the small screen, the chatty comic will be bringing her signature sound to satellite radio.
Rosie will host a daily, two-hour morning talk show, titled Rosie Radio, for Sirius XM Radio Inc, The Associated Press has learned. Listeners will have the opportunity to call in and talk to the star about pop-culture, politics, movie stars, and more.
The former co-host of The View, 47, says the deal came after her candid appearance on Howard Stern’s Sirius XM show earlier this year.
“After I did his show, they called and asked if I was interested. I don’t really listen to radio, so I started thinking about it and listening,” Rosie told The AP on Thursday. “I asked if they could possibly do it at my house because that would really make it convenient for me with four kids, and they said yes, so I was like, ‘Wow. Let’s try that.’”
“I think it’ll be good for me,” Rosie says of the new venture. “I’ve been lucky. I’ve had seven years of early retirement. All my kids are in school now, so all day long I have nothing to do. This was the first year that they were all in school all day, and I found myself very bored. I was saying to Kelli, we either need to get another kid or I’ll have to go back to work.”
Rosie Radio will air Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET (7 a.m. to 9:00 a.m, PT) on SIRIUS XM Stars, SIRIUS channel 102 and XM channel 155.