Andrew W.K.’s already extensive resume has gotten longer and even more surreal: The rocker/motivational speaker/game show host/venue owner/ prospective Middle East ambassador/party expert will begin hosting his own radio program, America W.K., on Glenn Beck’s network, TheBlaze.
The two-hour show is scheduled to air on Saturdays, with the premiere set for May 2nd. According to a press release, W.K. will lead positive, honest discussions about “what it is to be alive — meaning, motivation, mindset and making dreams come true, all included in a celebration of life itself.”
While W.K. admitted he was surprised when Beck approached him about hosting his own show, he said he knew the staunch conservative and constitutional devotee would allow him free rein to speak his mind.
“I’m very dedicated to exploring and learning from different people in different places, and always with an open heart,” W.K. continued. “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?”
While W.K.’s liberal perspective will be an anomaly on TheBlaze, Beck praised this very fact, noting the musician “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.”
Though perhaps best known for promulgating conservative values as an author and TV and radio host, Beck has begun to distance himself from the world of politics. Last year, citing a dissatisfaction with those on both sides the aisle, Beck announced he was starting a new career as a movie producer and was refurbishing the Studios at Las Colinas in Irving, Texas.
“I have every intent of finding great artists who will tell great stories that aren’t typical,” Beck said at the time. “Everybody thinks they know who I am because of my stint on Fox — that was two years of my life. I’m much more into culture than I am into politics, and that’s where I intend on making my stand.”