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Controversial radio show host Don Imus will be joining the Fox Business lineup as the result of multi-year year deal the channel announced Thursday to simulcast "Imus in the Morning" starting Oct. 5. The program will air 6 to 9 a.m. weekdays on the Rupert Murdoch owned channel.

"We're excited to welcome a renowned broadcaster like Don Imus to the Fox Business team. His 40 years of on-air experience combined with his superb interviewing skills and capitalist sensibilities will be a great addition to our lineup," Kevin Magee, executive vice president of Fox Business, said in a statement.

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According to the Fox release, the program, will will "add business news into its format which now offers a mix of current affairs, politics, entertainment and sports."

"I love Fox. Roger Ailes [president of the Fox News Channel] is the preeminent genius of American Broadcasting. Who wouldn't want to do this?" Imus said in the press release from Fox.

Imus was fired by CBS, which syndicated his radio show, and MSNBC, which simulcast it on cable, in 2007 after making on-air remarks about the Rurgers University womens' basketball program that were deemed to be racist  by some. In the wake of the Imus remarks, advertisers bolted the show.

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