Sarah Palin, Radio Star? Ex-Governor May Be Seeking Radio Deal

Update: Broadcasting & Cable's Paige Albiniak casts doubt on Sarah Palin's radio prospects, and says that her sources claim Clear Channel has already turned Palin down out of fears that she can't sustain a regular three-hour radio show:

While you might assume Palin would be a better fit for conservative radio than the less partisan world of syndicated broadcast TV, my sources say the country's biggest radio conglomerate, Clear Channel, has already passed on her.

The main objection to Palin as radio talk-show host is that she would have to hold forth for three hours a day.

Original Post: Sarah Palin may be prepping for a career as a radio star.

Radio journal Inside Radio reports that, according to sources, Palin's reps "have been quietly testing the waters to see how much interest radio syndicators have for her."

Palin's memoir is due out next spring, and it has been speculated that she stepped down as Governor of Alaska in order to cash in on her fame.

The one-time journalism major has a broadcasting past: she was a sportscaster at Anchorage's NBC affiliate, KTTU, in the 1980s.