MP George Galloway to launch radio station after talkSPORT show 'axed'
PUBLISHED: 19:00 13 April 2010 | UPDATED: 15:51 05 October 2010
GEORGE Galloway is planning to launch his own radio station over claims his talkSPORT show has been axed. The Bethnal Green and Bow MP has been hosting the Mother of All Talk Shows on Friday and Saturday nights for four years. But the show has been tak
GEORGE Galloway is planning to launch his own radio station over claims his talkSPORT show has been axed.
The Bethnal Green and Bow MP has been hosting the Mother of All Talk Shows on Friday and Saturday nights for four years.
But the show has been taken off the air in the run up to the election under Ofcom regulations while Mr Galloway stands as a Respect MP candidate for Poplar and Limehouse.
Management at talkSPORT insist the show has not been killed off although it will not be continuing in "its current capacity" while World Cup mania takes over the radio waves.
But Mr Galloway insists the show has been given the chop which he has branded a "business mistake".
He says he now plans to launch the internet radio station Rebel Radio which he insists will be a "free speech radio" hosting his own Mother of All Talk Shows as well as other "rebel voices" who will debate a range of political issues.
He said: "The show became something of a phenomenon. I consider its demise premature, and I am determined to try to keep it alive
"Rebel radio will be controversial, funny, campaigning, and informative; it will be radio for thinking people. It will be radical and above all it will never ever be dull."
Mr Galloway plans to fund the station through donations or subscriptions but says he will pursue it after the General Election.
A talkSPORT spokesman said: "The Mother of All Talk Shows will not continue in its current capacity but George Galloway will continue at the station.