Talk radio host Joe Walsh?

Firebrand former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) may be heading to the radio booth.

According to TimeOutChicago, Walsh is close to a deal with conservative talk radio station WIND AM in Chicago. The one-term congressman, best known for his controversial comments and Tea Party affiliation, lost his reelection bid to Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) last fall.

He's been openly mulling a run for governor or senator but would start off as a long shot in the Democratic-leaning state.