Harpo heads to terrestrial radio


Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Radio has, until now, been producing exclusively for Sirius XM. But now some of those satellite radio shows are going to be distributed to AM and FM stations as well.

Harpo announced Monday that “The Gayle King Show,” a two-hour daily radio talk show by acclaimed newscaster and television personality Gayle King – frequently described as Winfrey’s berst friend – will be available to terrestrial stations. There will also be a new five-hour weeknight program, “Gayle King Evening,” described as an entertainment program featuring music, guests and topical conversation.

Also being introduced are a daily feature from Dr. Mehmet Oz, host of daytime television’s “The Dr. Oz Show,” and a three-hour weekend program, with content from Gayle King, Dr. Oz and other Harpo Radio programs. These programs will also be streamed on radio station websites. 

This new deal expands the distribution of The Gayle King Show, which is currently in its fourth year on Sirius XM, to include distribution to AM and FM stations by Westwood One. In addition to hosting her radio program King is Editor-at-Large for “O, The Oprah Magazine” and occasionally appears on The Oprah Winfrey Show.