Washington - Feb 1, 2010 - Nationally syndicated radio host and satirist Phil Hendrie will be the keynote speaker at the 2010 NAB Show Radio Luncheon on April 13 in Las Vegas. Hendrie, whose career also includes television and motion pictures, will demonstrate the role of radio as an entertainment platform.
The Phil Hendrie Show, nationally syndicated by Talk Radio Network - FM, airs on 100 radio stations nationwide. As host of his program, Hendrie welcomes his cast of fictional characters, all of whom he plays himself, providing listeners with a humorous and sometimes controversial perspective.
In addition to radio, film and television, Hendrie has regularly voiced characters on the Fox series "King of the Hill" and "Futurama" for the last 10 years.
Hendrie started as a disc jockey at WBJW 1440 AM in Winter Park, FL, and worked at various stations across the country for 15 years. Then he decided to pursue talk radio and moved to Los Angeles to debut as a weekend host at KFI-AM 640. In 1990 at KVEN-AM in Ventura, CA, Hendrie introduced his first fictional character on air -- an Iraqi, Raj Feenan. The Gulf War was happening and Feenan vociferously defended Saddam Hussein. Thinking he was a real person, listeners went ballistic and the phones lit up. An entire cast of characters would evolve from that moment on.