Skip to comments.Phil Hendrie Dropped from KFI (Coast to Coast back live)
Posted on 02/07/2005 3:57:46 PM PST by BurbankKarl
Phil Hendrie Dropped from KFI
(February 7, 2005) After almost a decade with KFI, Phil Hendrie has been dropped from the station roster, according to KFI pd Robin Bertolucci. The John Ziegler Show will move into the 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. slot followed by George Noory until 5 a.m. Phil moves to KLAC 570AM, the new home for XTRA Sports.
Phil's show is syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks, which is owned by Clear Channel. KFI and KLAC are also part of the Clear Channel/LA cluster.
Hendrie has been getting dropped from a few stations lately. His show he been kinda bad, as well. He needs to do more Bobby Dooley.
Coast to Coast Ping List - weekday show again live in LA.
I had heard they were going to move him to KTLK 1150 - the news Progressive Talk Station in LA.
I don't care for his style of schtick, so it matters not to me if he is on or aff the air.
A one trick pony becomes very boring, very quick.
Phil is pretty funny, but when I'm up that late, Coast to Coast is the only choice.
Scair America is on that station now...it was much better as XTRA Sports 690/1150. I hope people aren't turning to 1150, expecting to hear Jim Rome and the like.
That show is total rubbish, was pissed when my local station put him on in place of coast to coast AM
Phil Hendri was spoken well of, as a friendly Democrate towards republicans!
He said, "If John Kerry appoints someone like Condolezza Rice to his cabinet, every time he introduces her he'll say "And now we'll hear from Ms. Rice -- and by the way, she's black!"
The 'consultant' claimed that Bush was insulting black people by failing to make a bigger deal about the fact that his black appointees are black -- but that John Kerry won't make that mistake!
You can imagine the very-excited black listeners who called in to the show.
Too many repeat schticks.
I have wondered how he has managed to stay on the air. A long time ago he seemed to be running out of variations on the same theme.
Phil is a genius with his voices. The quality of his material often does not match his talent.
Trying to wrap my mind around the concept that a show could be worse than coast to coast.
You could try what is called (I think) The John and Jeff Show, broadcast late in Boston on WTRK, the Fm talk station that carries Laura Ingraham. Dumb-s**t 20-somethings who apparently know nothing but bad TV shows and beer. It could be even worse. When I've found it by accident, I've never been able to stand it more than 15 seconds.
I'll say this for him, he has been one of the most outspoken defendents of the WOT.
His reasoned approach to the necessity of the war has been flawless.
I, personally, don't care for the humor, and I know he has a liberal stand on most matters, but when I've caught him discussing the war, I've been impressed.
That guy was pathetic joke and joker.
I'm not attacking your preference, but what is it you enjoy about Coast to Coast? I can't STAND it but, until recently, didn't have a viable option in overnight radio.
I guess some of it is OK but a LOT of the people calling in really do strike me as kooks. I think a lot of them make up their "bigfoot," "psychic," "Ghost," and "I was abducted" stories. The Ghost-to-Ghost" and "Predictions" shows made me climb the walls.
Hendrie is history! good riddance...
Wish we could get George Putnam or Bob Dornan back!!!
woo! So they're moving Ziegler to an earlier slot?
about 1997 or 1998 hendrie was really funny.
bobby dooley meeting her husband steve in a shopping mall in the valley, she's working in some hot dog stand, and he takes her into the exit to do her, and they get married and have kids.
the elderly people in a camarillo mobile home park with 6 fingers.
the old guy who's wife died and his kid fell out of a ferris wheel and interupts phil to take a leak in the toilet during the show.
the black guy in carson who scrubbed his kids with a wire brush to get them white, and this black woman calls in thinking he's for real, and yells....
bobby dooley who's afraid her kids will get aids so she's mixing up aids cocktail of medicines for them in the kitchen blender, and housewives are calling in frantically, begging her not to give the stuff to her kids.
those were good shows.
I heard a rumor that he is being replaced by Phil Santos of the Citizen's Auxillary Police.
Nothing on the site you have listed says anything about this.
What abou the emergency responder who was on this morning? He sounded sane, sort of.
His real talent would be as a stand up comedian. Anyone that can hold a conversation with himself like Phil can has some kind of talent.
I agree....he is just over at 570....Ziegler sucks.
I liked the story about the strange animals getting loose from China Lake.
Say Lainie, InyoKern is north of you....better look out!
I absolutely love Hendrie's show, so it's like having my cake and eating it too to have so many choices at the 7pm hour of my commute.
I can flip to conservatives Al Rantel on KABC or Ziegler on KFI, or if I just want to have some fun, Hendrie on KLAC. (Of course, if I'm feeling particularly masochistic, I can flip to Michael Savage on KRLA or Terri Gross on NPR.)
BTW, for anyone who happens to be in the mood now and then for standards (as I am), KLAC's old standards programming has been moved to 690AM.
He was dropped here a few months ago.
I still wonder that he had an inexhaustible supply of clueless listeners who never get the joke.
Phil Hendrie's good, I would think KFI listeners will miss him compared to Ziglar.
Did you ever hear Hendrie "call" a fake Dodger's Game? He was hilarious.
I was listening to that Lloyd Bonifide bit on Friday with a friend...I almost crashed the car....talking about the sheriff posse cornering the Mexican outlaw in Laurel Canyon and shooting him like the dog that he was
heheh...well, it's about 80 miles north. Home for a time I believe, to Mono County's most notorious criminal Charlie Manson.
You guys are being harsh. When I lived in So. California a couple years ago, I thought he was hilarious. Has his show really gone downhill in the last couple years?
Agreed. Doing his shtick for 5 nights, 2-3 hours a week was too much for his support. Hendrie need's only two nights a week and some support staff. Plus, Phil may be blue on the outside, but he's red on the inside.
That is because I received a breaking news email from the owner of the site...which is $36 a year. I didn't renew my subscription because I listen mostly to XM now.
Talking to local folks about how easy it would be to put it back, they suggested that the inspectors and zoning will make it take some time.
Beyond that, I haven't looked into it real close.
That information about the tower to me was from near 3 weeks ago.
I like his show and it's made me split my sides laughing. Unfortunately I have his characters down pat so they're repetitious, boring now.
My favorite is Lloyd Bonafide the Korean war vet
I am a long time admirer of the great George Putnam but I don't recall him ever being on KFI. If he was then it was many years ago.
I don't think they are going to rebuild it.
His shows has been good, but I wonder about his health.
Lately he has ony done some of his three hours live and has played lots of his old historic bits.
Phil does a wicked imitation of Art Bell!
Oh, I don't know if Putnam was ever on KFI, I just wish one of the stations would bring Putnam back...as well as Bob Dornan!
Putnam is an icon in LA!