You don’t often hear about a syndicated radio personality taking a shot at the company that syndicates him. However, this is Phil Hendrie. Hendrie’s been around awhile, always speaks his mind about the radio business, and isn’t one to go along with the crowd.
Hendrie, who’s syndicated by Talk Radio Network, has issued a statement about the lawsuit the company recently filed against Dial Global. When asked last night why he was making a statement on the lawsuit, Hendrie told Radio Ink, “it’s my constitutional right to do so.”
In his statement, he said “I’d like to make it very clear that TRN does not represent my views and I certainly don’t need them ‘standing up’ for me in regard to this lawsuit, which I don’t support. My livelihood is not dependent on TRN.”
Upon reviewing Talk Radio Networks’ recent lawsuit filed against several radio companies and individuals, Phil Hendrie took exception to section 60 which states, “Today, by bringing this Action, Plaintiffs stand not only for themselves, but also for every smaller independent syndicator, network or programming producer, and for the hosts, producers, technicians and other Americans whose livelihoods are dependent upon these independent syndicators.”
TRN CEO Mark Masters could not be reached for comment by the time we went to print with this story.