Springer done with radio

TV talk show sleaze king Jerry Springer quits his radio show today, to pursue other opportunities.

Surprisingly, his decision to exit radio and politics is not because of the Democrats’ winning Congress, or declining ratings, but because of his stint on Dancing With the Stars. Springer is eager to regain his pop-culture status he had in the late 1990’s, when his rambunctious talk show earned gigantic ratings.

Given this, its unlikely Springer will give up his talk show, which is very good news for NBC Universal. Look for the syndicator to re-up Springer for a long-term deal when it expires in 2008.