- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Jerry signs off radio

TV talk show host Jerry Springer has decided to end his short-lived radio career. The final edition of “Springer on the Radio,” his daily radio talk show, airs tomorrow. He hosted his last live show on Tuesday, reports MediaWeek.com.

Mr. Springer began hosting his nationally syndicated radio show in January 2005 and was part of the Air America Radio lineup before the struggling network dropped the program last summer. Since then, he’s been busy with a successful turn on ABC-TV’s “Dancing With The Stars,” a role in an upcoming feature film, and a reported appearance in a Bud Light TV ad that’s set to air during Super Bowl 2007.

“Radio is a full-time job, and I just couldn’t do it,” Mr. Springer, an attorney and former mayor of Cincinnati told the Cincinnati Enquirer. “These things are not going to come around again, particularly at my age, so I might as well take advantage of them.”

Holiday watch

The seasonal animated treat “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” — with the late, great Fred Astaire voicing the character of a mailman who explains why Santa has whiskers, lives at the North Pole and brings presents once a year — airs at 7 tonight on cable’s ABC Family. So you better watch out and better not cry.

Compiled by Robyn-Denise Yourse from Web and wire reports

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