… about the absence of Laura Ingraham from her eponymous syndicated talk show, heard via tape delay during morning drive on McKeesport-licensed WPTT (1360).

In his daily email newsletter, Tom Taylor of Radio-Info.com reports that Ingraham has posted a note on her website saying that her absence is “not of her choosing, nor is it health or family-related.”

Instead, the conservative former corporate lawyer and Reagan speechwriter blames “contractual obligations.”

Taylor speculates that she might be jumping from her current syndicator — Talk Radio Network — to a new unit.

Meanwhile, Taylor also reports that reruns of Lou Dobbs’ syndicated afternoon talk show will be coming next Monday to Connecticut-based Lifestyle TalkRadio Network, whose outlets include Braddock-licensed WLFP (1550).

Dobbs, an outspoken, self-styled populist, hosts “Lou Dobbs Tonight” on CNN. The rebroadcasts of his radio show, which was launched on 60 stations in March, will air from 7 to 10 p.m. daily, and a “Best of Lou Dobbs” show will run on Saturdays.