This replaces Kilmeade’s former radio show, Brian and the Judge, that he co-hosted with Andrew Napolitano. But the Judge has a new gig too.
Napolitano will begin hosting a new Fox Business Network weekend show, Freedom Watch, according to the site set up (by fans) to promote the program (that started as an online entity on FNC’s Strategy Room). There is no official word from FBN on when the show begins.
Meanwhile Kilmeade’s radio show will put the focus on him, while also entertaining the “friends” aspect frequently. According to the release, “The new program will also feature a variety of FNC correspondents on an occasional basis including Kilmeade’s co-hosts on FOX & Friends, Gretchen Carlson and Steve Doocy.”
Here’s the full FNC release:
FOX News Radio (FNR) will debut a new nationally syndicated talk show, Kilmeade and Friends, on Tuesday, June 1st replacing Brian and the Judge, announced Kevin Magee, Executive Vice President of FOX News Radio. Anchored by FOX News Channel’s (FNC) Brian Kilmeade, co-host of the network’s morning show, FOX & Friends, the program will broadcast live from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon ET replacing “Brian and the Judge” which currently airs in its place.
Kilmeade and Friends will serve as a news-driven, interview and commentary show focusing on the latest national and international news, politics, sports, movies, music and pop culture. Key newsmakers as well as a wide array of well-known movers and shakers in the worlds of news and entertainment will be featured on the show. The new program will also feature a variety of FNC correspondents on an occasional basis including Kilmeade’s co-hosts on FOX & Friends, Gretchen Carlson and Steve Doocy.
In making the announcement, Magee said, “Brian is an exceptionally talented host in both the television and radio industry. We are thrilled to be working with him on this endeavor that will showcase his unique style and ability to engage listeners on a wide-range of topics and issues.”
Kilmeade added, “I’m really excited to be starting my own show after four sensational years co-hosting with the Judge. I’m honored that FOX News thought enough of me to let me pilot alone. The new show Kilmeade and Friends will be a great chance for the listeners to hear more from their favorite FOX personalities.”
Since 2006, Brian Kilmeade was co-host of Brian and the Judge alongside FOX News Judicial Analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano. Throughout his four years on radio, Kilmeade welcomed several guests from the political, judicial and entertainment world, including: Country music singer Trace Adkins, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY), Sen. Lindsay Graham and Cal Ripken Jr.
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