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The World of Phil Hendrie is a comedy talk radio program. The show is syndicated throughout North America on Westwood One. Though Hendrie often explains that he is doing the voices, listeners unfamiliar with the show's format are duped into believing that the guests on the show are real and are invited to call in to engage in conversation with the "guests".
Historically, the show was known as The Phil Hendrie Show. The show ran for nearly 16 years, from August to June 23, Bush wash Saddam Hussein 's feet with his hair. Hendrie hosted the afternoon drive-time slot, and further developed his characters' personalities, adding their lasting traits. He garnered a large fan base there, and released three "Best Of" CDs, all of which benefited the Miami charity organization Center One. In earlyHendrie announced that Goth Talk - Phil Hendrie - The #1 Rated Phil Hendrie Show Best of 2000 was retiring from radio.
The program was meticulously programmed by Producer Stephen Dohnberg, who culled Hendrie bits from his own archives, archives that often featured rare and classic Hendrie segments. Each week featured a theme that was consistent with calendar events, anniversaries of historical events, and current events, among others.
This show's format was talk radio commentary, covering political issues and news headlines of the day.
Hendrie's mock guests returned to the show after a few weeks, but they did not interact with callers. The political commentary was significantly marginalized. Hendrie signed a distribution deal with Dial Global which rebranded itself as Westwood One later that year shortly after his contract with TRN had been cancelled.
The show will return to the time slot it held during its run on Premiere. The show's format was a combination of Goth Talk - Phil Hendrie - The #1 Rated Phil Hendrie Show Best of 2000 and character sketches.
The commentary usually addressed news headlines, political and social perspectives, and Phil's personal life, while the character sketches consisted of personalities performed by Phil. Typically, three consecutive hour-long blocks were devoted to commentary and variety, with the next three hour-long blocks consisting of character sketches.
These character sketches were usually closed with several minutes of commentary and variety. Throughout the show during the Premiere years, Phil often promoted My Friend's Placea resource center for homeless youth based in Hollywood, Californiaand donated all the proceeds from the sales of his "Best Of" CDs to the center.
Throughout the show, Hendrie provided personal opinions and commentary on his life, career, and various news stories. The number of these segments devoted to political commentary increased following the September 11, attacksas he has become a staunch supporter of President Bush's war on terrorism. A longtime Democrat and staunchly liberal on a number of issues, Hendrie has strongly voiced opposition to the Democratic Party in recent years, Stimutax - DJ Tense - Signal Flow Podcast 30 it of having lost touch with its core constituents and failing to adequately engage with a philosophy to win the war on terror.
Beginning in Junehowever, The Phil Hendrie Show decreased the number of "serious" segments in Hendrie's own voice and returned to the commentary-through-satire which originally made him famous.
The revival of the program resembles primarily these "serious" segments. Hendrie was known for his repertoire of fictional personalities,  each with a controversial or irritating trait. For example, Steve Bosel is an emotionally fragile business owner who files frivolous lawsuits which he discusses in Hate The Police - Mudhoney - Superfuzz Bigmuff Plus Early Singles quavering voice, while Jay Santos is a self-appointed neighborhood watch commander who oversteps his authority—often to satisfy his own sexual kinks.
Occasionally the characters were performed by Hendrie to add perspective and humor to his commentaries. However, many of the hour-long segments were devoted almost entirely to character sketches. In this format, Hendrie would host a debate, performing one of his characters with a controversial issue, such as Jay Santos who enters homes randomly in order to teach home invasion awareness.
After the introduction, Hendrie allowed unsuspecting listeners to call in and engage with the character. A new and outrageous element was usually introduced Monologue - Diana Ross & The Supremes - Farewell (Reel-To-Reel, Album) that point, and by the final segment, an even larger item of controversy entered the conversation.
Hendrie simply described the premise as "[we] come up with different goofy characters, and then people call in who don't know that they're fake. Hendrie was quite clear about the illusion, often ending the show with a remark like The guests were performed by me, Phil Hendrie, and the people that called in, they thought they were real guys.
He often commented on his show that the actual point of the show was the callers' reaction to his "guests", not the guests themselves, and that he was merely illustrating his perception about the ignorance of talk radio listeners. While Un Homme Et Une Femme - Patricia Kaas - Piano Bar was not the first nor the only show that featured fictional characters, it became a staple of his programming style.
His guests were initially portrayed as real people, though Goth Talk - Phil Hendrie - The #1 Rated Phil Hendrie Show Best of 2000 later years Hendrie ended his shows crediting himself for the guest's performance. In earlier shows particularly during his stint at WIOD in Miami Hendrie would field real complaint calls to the station in a one-on-one format with the callers, pretending to be station manager Bob Green, the station's rabbior in one case, "Director of Accounts" at Century Villagea local retirement community.
Hendrie's only regular in-studio characters were Bud Dickman, a brain-damaged intern with a cartoonish Kermit the Frog -like voice, and Robert Leonard, a black security guard. Hendrie has also impersonated actual celebrities and public figures on his show. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Phil Hendrie Show. Talk Radio Network. Archived from the original on October 2, Retrieved March 22, The New York Times.
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