Joe Walsh is the newest addition to WIND-AM 560 line-up, and will host "Joe Walsh Unplugged" weekdays, Robert Feder of Time Out Chicago reports.
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Former Congressman Joe Walsh has a new gig, and it starts Monday, March 18, on the AM radio dial. Walsh, who lost the 8th District race to Tammy Duckworth in November 2012, will host Joe Walsh Unplugged weekdays from 7 to 9 a.m. on WIND-AM 560, according to Robert Feder of Time Out Chicago. Walsh's new show will be the third grown locally on the station, behind Big John Howell and Amy Jacobson during morning drive, and Steve Cochran in the afternoons. Walsh still has not ruled out a future run for office, and said of his new opportunity, "People either love me or hate me and I suppose that will make for good radio," Feder reported.
The GOP Senate candidate from Missouri came up during the Multi-County Young Republican Conference in Yorkville on Tuesday.
Within hours of GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin's deadline to withdraw from the race without a court order, Illinois congressmen were discussing his heavily criticized comments about "legitimate rape" and the party's reaction. Rep. Peter Roskam (6th District), who also is the Chief Deputy Whip, and Rep. Randy Hultgren (14th District) said Akin had a responsibility to Republicans to consider whether he could unseat Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri. “I hope he does look beyond himself," Hultgren said. "We’re at a tipping point right now. We do need the Senate, and we do need the White House.” Their comments came during a Multi-County Young Republican Conference in Yorkville designed to rally participants and help form talking points…