Fox News Talk

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Fox News Talk
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Broadcast area United States
BrandingFox News Talk
Slogan Everywhere
Frequency SiriusXM Channel 450
First air dateJanuary 2, 2006
Format News / Talk radio
Class Satellite Radio Station
OwnerFox News Group
(Fox Corporation)
Webcast Listen Live! (WMA)
Listen Live! (MP3 Stream)

Fox News Talk is a satellite radio channel that showcases talk shows and news reports from Fox News Channel personalities, along with other Fox News and talk programming. Fox News Talk carries a combination of Fox News syndicated radio programming, Fox News Channel show audio simulcasts, and Fox newscasts at the top of the hour.


Fox News Radio programs carried include shows hosted by Brian Kilmeade (9 a.m. to 12 p.m. E.T.), Todd Starnes (12 p.m. to 3 p.m. E.T.) and Guy Benson (3 p.m. to 6 p.m. E.T.). Each show is repeated late nights and on weekends.

Brian Kilmeade American sportscaster, author

Brian Kilmeade is an American television and radio presenter for Fox News. On weekdays he co-hosts Fox's morning show, Fox & Friends, and he hosts the Fox News Radio program The Brian Kilmeade Show. He has been credited as co-author on fiction and non-fiction books.

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Todd Starnes is an American conservative columnist, commentator, author and radio host. He has appeared on Fox and Friends and Hannity. In June 2017, Starnes began hosting a syndicated talk radio show on Fox News Radio.

The radio show hosted by Sean Hannity, which predates the formation of the Fox News radio division, is not carried by Fox News Talk. Premiere Radio Networks produces and distributes the show, heard on satellite radio via Sirius XM Patriot Channel 125. The same was true of Glenn Beck's show during his time with Fox News Channel. Beck's show is currently heard on Sirius XM's "Triumph" Channel 132.

Sean Hannity American television host, conservative political commentator

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Glenn Beck American talk radio and television host

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After an advertisement appeared from XM Satellite Radio stating that Fox News Channel would soon be "only heard on XM Satellite Radio" and another stated to hear Fox News Talk "you can't be Sirius", FNC's programming vanished from Sirius Satellite Radio for unknown reasons, then returned to Sirius later. Despite pleas made to Sirius listeners by hosts Tony Snow (then) and Alan Colmes to ask Sirius to keep Fox News Channel programming, on January 1, 2006, FNC programming again disappeared from the Sirius lineup. On January 2, 2006, Fox News Talk premiered only on XM Satellite Radio.

XM Satellite Radio company

XM Satellite Radio (XM) was one of the three satellite radio (SDARS) and online radio services in the United States and Canada, operated by Sirius XM Holdings. It provided pay-for-service radio, analogous to cable television. Its service included 73 different music channels, 39 news, sports, talk and entertainment channels, 21 regional traffic and weather channels and 23 play-by-play sports channels. XM channels were identified by Arbitron with the label "XM".

Sirius Satellite Radio Satellite radio service owned by Sirius XM

Sirius Satellite Radio was a satellite radio (SDARS) and online radio service operating in North America, owned by Sirius XM Holdings.

An agreement was reached between Fox and Sirius within a couple of months, and Fox News Talk was added to the Sirius lineup, along with the return of the Fox News Channel audio simulcast, on March 14, 2006.

In April 2006, morning show host Tony Snow left the network to pursue a career as the White House Press Secretary. Replacing him was the duo of Brian Kilmeade, and Andrew Napolitano, with their new show titled Brian and the Judge. Napolitano left the show in 2010, leaving Kilmeade to host solo.

Tony Snow American White House Press Secretary

Robert Anthony Snow, known as Tony Snow, was an American journalist, political commentator, television news anchor, syndicated columnist, radio host, musician, and the twenty-third White House Press Secretary under President George W. Bush, from May 2006 until his resignation in September 2007. Snow also worked for the first President Bush as chief speechwriter and Deputy Assistant of Media Affairs, from 1991 to 1993.

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Andrew Napolitano American judge and syndicated columnist

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XM Radio Canada added the channel on June 1, 2007.

In September 2007, Tom Sullivan joined Fox News Radio. Sullivan and Fox Across America host Spencer Hughes were former co-workers as local talk show hosts on Sacramento talk radio station KFBK. Sullivan's program was dropped by Fox News Radio in June 2017 but it continues to air on KFBK-AM-FM.

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KFBK is a class A radio station owned by iHeartMedia and licensed to Sacramento, California. Its studios are located in North Sacramento, near Arden Fair Mall. Programming, which is simulcast by KFBK-FM, is primarily "News/Talk", and includes "The KFBK Morning News" with Cristina Mendonsa and Sam Shane (local), The Rush Limbaugh Show, Tom Sullivan, "The Afternoon News" with Kitty O'Neal (local), "The Pat Walsh Show" and Coast to Coast AM (syndicated).

Also carried was Westwood One's syndicated The Radio Factor with former FNC personality Bill O'Reilly. O'Reilly was moved out of the live time slot on January 15, 2009, anticipating his departure from the show on February 26 of that year. Fox News announced it would move John Gibson to the noon-to-3 p.m. time slot, after Bill O'Reilly left the time slot. Gibson also left Fox News Talk in June 2017.

On May 4, 2011, Fox News Talk moved to XM 126 [1] from XM 168 and to Sirius 126 from Sirius 145. It now airs on both Sirius and XM at Channel 450.

Over-the-air broadcasting

"Fox News Talk" is also the name of the distribution service Fox provides to broadcast radio stations for the talk shows it produces. This service does not include Fox Across America, which airs only on satellite radio, and did not include The Radio Factor, which was syndicated to radio stations by Westwood One.

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