Imus soon to sign with Fox Business Network


Well, since FBN sent us this L.A. Times article, we’re thinking this is all but a done deal: “Fox Business is in talks with shock jock Don Imus about simulcasting his radio show, more than two years after derogatory comments he made about a group of African American female basketball players got him kicked off MSNBC and CBS Radio.

The provocative and popular radio host is in final negotiations with the financial news network, which plans to simulcast his syndicated early-morning radio show, possibly from 3 to 6 a.m. Pacific time, as MSNBC did, according to a source familiar with the discussions. No deal is in place yet between the two parties, but if the talks conclude as anticipated, the arrangement could start sometime in September.

Since late 2007, “Imus in the Morning” has been simulcast on RFD-TV, a cable network that covers rural America and agriculture, an arrangement that would end with the new Fox Business Network deal, the source said.

Imus’ show would replace current programming, which now includes “Fox Business Morning,” hosted by Connell McShane and Jenna Lee, and “Money for Breakfast,” anchored by Alexis Glick and Eric Bolling. Nielsen does not yet release public ratings for Fox Business, which is now available in about 50 million homes. CNBC reaches almost twice as many households.”