Phil Hendrie - Episode 363

Steve Cooper talks with radio legend Phil Hendrie. Phil is a creative genius chock full of character, comedy and commentary. He is famous for concocting a cast of fictional characters, all of whom he plays on air while simultaneously serving as host of his national talk radio program, Hendrie actually started out as a disc jockey at WBJW 1440 AM in Winter Park, Fla., a suburb of Orlando.  After 15 years working as a disc jockey at stations across the country, he moved to Los Angeles and debuted in talk radio as a weekend host at KFI-AM 640. His popularity resulted in his radio show going national in 1999.  By 2006, he was ready to explore the next chapter of his career, acting. For the last ten years he has had roles in the Fox animated shows King of the Hill and Futurama. Other work includes Giants of Radio, The Replacements, Three Strikes, The Unit, Teachers, Semi-Pro and a recurring role on Fox's New Girl. Although he enjoyed acting on a full-time basis, he missed the daily creative outlet that radio provided.  In 2007, he returned to national radio in the late evenings, but in the Spring of 2014 he finally severed his ties with radio and made the show available exclusively online via podcasts.

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