Skip to comments.TRN pulling The Phil Hendrie Show
Posted on 05/09/2013 7:29:16 AM PDT by raccoonradio
Talk Radio Network-FM will be ending its relationship with Phil Hendrie, and its syndication of The Phil Hendrie Show, as of June 25th. After Premiere Radio Networks separated from The Phil Hendrie Show, the show was out of national syndication for over a year. Sometime after that, a representative of Phil Hendrie approached TRN about a new syndication deal, which would re-launch Phil back into the terrestrial syndication marketplace. After negotiations, CEO Mark Masters decided to take a chance on a new syndication. In June of 2007, TRN-FM began investing in re-building The Phil Hendrie Show and continued to affiliate and promote the show into 2013.
I believed in Phil then, and I still think he is a comic genius on-air. He will always be a radio icon to me, says Masters, CEO of TRN-FM. Masters went on to say, We are proud to have rebuilt the Phil Hendrie Show by adding over 100 stations, along with creating robust growth to Phils online presence, but, due to world events, the economy, and the state of radio in this country, we have decided to go another direction in that day part we wish Phil all the best in his future endeavors. TRN Sr. Vice President, Dir. of Marketing/Administration Greg Doyle tells RBR-TVBR Hendries time slot is 10p to 1a PT time slot will be replaced with with Advice Line Overnight with Roy Masters. Roy is Mark Masters father and has a long radio career behind the mic.
Hendries camp issued a statement: Phil Hendrie has elected not to pursue any further association with Talk Radio Network. As he delves deeper into his successful digital platform and ongoing television and film work, Hendrie remains open to terrestrial radio opportunities, but only those with strong sales, marketing and programming support.
I love Phil Hendrie, but can’t find him anywhere at a decent hour since he temporarily quit to pursue his acting career. Should’ve stuck with radio, in my opinion.
I on a few occassions would also listen to Hendrie’s show years ago and pretty much figured out from the start that the “guests” were Hendrie himself in drag, but what amazed me was the number of callers who called in to talk to his “guests” who apparently didn’t know the difference??! Or were they props in on it too?
Same with me... Always loved the show. I was nearly depressed when he bailed. But when came back after his hiatus into TV, it wasn’t the same. Something was missing. Maybe too much political talk? I don’t know how he could make it work (on a podcast for example), if you have to already know the bit to tune in.
I hope he makes it happen somehow!
okay, occasionally when I’m out very, very late I listen to him.....I had no idea it was pure comedy....LOL....thought it was a bunch of kooks to be sure...
“Soon I learned that all the voices were Phil’s and with it my appreciation for his comic genius.”
Yeah, I don’t need to be confused listening to the radio. The regular media lies to me enough already. He’s good, but in a way I don’t need.
Bobbie Dooley is not amused.
It was Hendrie’s send up of Art Bell that got me first listening to Coast to Coast.