Six years after signing Phil Hendrie to a radio syndication deal in 2007, Talk Radio Network and the overnight host are going separate ways. Hendrie, here known for his fictional cast of characters, click all of whom he plays on air while simultaneously serving as host, is heard on a reported 100 stations. Hendrie says he elected “not to pursue any further association” with TRN and plans to focus more on his digital platform and television and film work. He also said that he “remains open to terrestrial radio opportunities, but only those with strong sales, marketing and programming support.”
“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,” TRN CEO Mark Masters said in a statement. “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.”
Hendrie is the latest Talk Radio Network talent to end a deal with the company in recent months, following Laura Ingraham and Michael Savage. The Phil Hendrie Show wraps up on TRN June 25th.