House Intel chairman to make radio debut

Retiring House Intelligence Chairman Mike RogersMichael (Mike) Dennis RogersLawmakers quiz officials on 2020 election security measures Hillicon Valley: House panel takes on election security | DOJ watchdog eyes employee texts | Senate Dems urge regulators to block T-Mobile, Sprint deal | 'Romance scams' cost victims 3M in 2018 Hillicon Valley: Dems pounce on Trump fight with intel leaders | FBI taps new counterintelligence chief | T-Mobile, Sprint tap former FCC Dem commish to sell merger | Dem bill would crack down on robocalls | Family sues over Uber self-driving fatality MORE (R-Mich.) will waste no time making his transition to radio. 

Rogers will begin his syndicated radio feature "Something to Think About" on Jan. 5, he announced on Thursday. 

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The House Intelligence Committee chairman and former FBI agent announced in March he would retire at the end of the year and take a job with Cumulus Radio. The segment will run three times a day. 

“From the highest level national security discussion to the most inspiring American success story, I have seen it," Rogers said in a statement from the company. "I am excited to bring these stories to life."

The company said the three "daily vignettes" are meant to be an introduction that will eventually lead to a broader platform on radio. Rogers became a regular on the Sunday morning television shows and cable news more broadly. 

He has previously described radio as a passion dating back to his college years at Adrian College in Michigan. 

"After spending more than a decade dealing firsthand with the most sensitive issues facing our nation, Mike Rogers will now bring his invaluable insight and perspective to the American people each weekday on Westwood One. Mike is an exciting addition to our expanding national talk platform,” the company's chief executive, Lew Dickey, said.