You’re Right About Glenn Beck – But Wrong About Andrew W.K. | The Runout | Bryne Yancey
The king of partying will be extolling those virtues in an unlikely place very soon.
Andrew W.K., musician, motivational speaker, author, TV show host, voice actor, advice columnist, purported partier, today announced plans to venture into radio with a new show. Interestingly, and perhaps somewhat curiously, the show will be part of conservative—sorry, libertarian!!—pundit Glenn Beck’s TheBlaze Radio Network.
The show, hilariously titled America W.K., will be a two-hour program airing Saturdays and premiering May 2. Commenting via press release, Andrew said, “When Glenn asked me to do my own radio show on TheBlaze, I was shocked but excited, as I knew he would allow me the unrestrained freedom to say exactly what I wanted. I’m very dedicated to exploring and learning from different people in different places, and always with an open heart. If people never went outside their own box, life would be boring. After all, why would I only want to talk with people who already think exactly like me?” Added Beck, “My relationship with Andrew W.K. is a perfect example of how two people can come together on what unites us, and become strange bedfellows. He is open minded, honest, loves his fellow man even though he may disagree with him, and is a natural entertainer. Our mutual audiences have already begun to find commonalities. I think he is the perfect fit for TheBlaze Radio Network.”
Though the pairing definitely raises some eyebrows, it’s worth noting that Andrew’s message has been, up to this point, pretty much universally apolitical—he noted in an Oct. 2014 interview with Salon that he’s “not really liberal or conservative or anything. I just try to stay open-minded and learn as I go.” It’s also not the first time he’s been a part of a conservative-driven enterprise, as Andrew had been a recurring guest on Fox News Channel’s late-night program Red Eye, along with other people you probably still like such as the late GWAR frontman Oderus Urungus, Melvins mastermind King Buzzo and Torche.