Radio's Smerconish jumping to satellite

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By DAVID BAUDER, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Radio talk host Michael Smerconish is jumping from traditional talk radio to satellite.

Smerconish joins SiriusXM next month. A political independent who changed his registration from Republican three years ago, Smerconish said Wednesday that traditional talk radio has become dominated by incivility and predictable ideological opinions.

He said political talk radio hasn't heeded his warnings that it is becoming "too white, too male, too angry and too old" to attract new listeners.

Smerconish's show will air in the mornings on the satellite operator's P.O.T.U.S. channel and be repeated in the evening.

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