- Associated Press - Friday, November 26, 2010

NEW YORK (AP) - Talk show host Laura Schlessinger won’t stay away from radio very long _ only a weekend, in fact.

Sirius XM Radio said Monday it has a multiyear deal with Schlessinger to bring her “Dr. Laura” advice program to satellite radio in January. Specific terms were not revealed.

Schlessinger had said in August she was quitting her syndicated radio program, a week after she apologized for using the N-word on the air 11 times while talking to a black woman, and activists demanded her ouster.

She ends her traditional radio program on Friday, Dec. 31. The following Monday, she starts at Sirius.