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TRN pulling The Phil Hendrie Show
Radio Business Report ^ | 5/9/13 | C. Marucci

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 Phil’s 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 Hendrie’s 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.

Hendrie’s 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.”


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KEYWORDS: philhendrie; talkradio

1 posted on 05/09/2013 7:29:16 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

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.


2 posted on 05/09/2013 7:42:16 AM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: raccoonradio
Anecdotal.
12-13 years ago the talk radio station I listen to picked up the Phil Hendrie Show.
I had no idea it was comedy and I recall upon first hearing him being utterly amazed and entertained by the characters calling in and LMAO.
Soon I learned that all the voices were Phil's and with it my appreciation for his comic genius.
I may be incorrect now, but I thought he stopped radio syndication perhaps 8-9 years ago to pursue a TV opportunity.
I then saw that he had returned to radio in my area on a different station and at a far less convenient time and I never caught any of that incarnation.
I hope Phil resurrects again, since I enjoyed his program.
3 posted on 05/09/2013 7:50:38 AM PDT by Amagi (Obama is never so animated as when he is assaulting the Constitution.)
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To: Amagi

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?


4 posted on 05/09/2013 7:57:58 AM PDT by MachIV
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To: Amagi

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!


5 posted on 05/09/2013 8:26:02 AM PDT by Dr. Pritchett
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To: Amagi

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...


6 posted on 05/09/2013 8:32:56 AM PDT by cherry
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To: Amagi

“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.


7 posted on 05/09/2013 8:40:22 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: raccoonradio

Bobbie Dooley is not amused.


8 posted on 05/09/2013 8:51:31 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: raccoonradio

It was Hendrie’s send up of Art Bell that got me first listening to Coast to Coast.


9 posted on 05/09/2013 9:31:00 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Dr. Pritchett
First time I heard Phil he was talking to a cranky old lady who was reaming him out about something.
When she finished you could hear her noisily attempting to cradle the phone with frustration.
Thinking the call was over Phil started talking on another topic when surprisingly the old lady piped up getting all cranky with Phil again (I thought she had hung up, but obviously she had failed).
After her diatribe was completed you could again hear her phone rattling around in seemingly endless vain effort to cradle it.
And so it went on.
I was in stitches.
I never heard Phil use that character again.
10 posted on 05/09/2013 4:06:08 PM PDT by Amagi (Obama is never so animated as when he is assaulting the Constitution.)
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