NAB Radio Luncheon Features Hendrie Keynote Performance, Chapman Honor
April 13, 2010 at 2:20 PM (PT)
TALK RADIO NETWORK syndicated satirist PHIL HENDRIE gave the audience a virtuoso sampling of his many characters in his keynote address, which took the form of his radio show rather than a formal speech. HENDRIE, seated at a makeshift console with a telephone, voiced producer/lackey BUD DICKMAN, writer and "singer" MARGARET GREY and her husband FRANK ("with the gender confusion"), fiery Pastor WILLIAM RENICK, restauranteur TED BELL ("TED'S of BEVERLY HILLS"), and suburbanite BOBBIE DOOLEY and her husband STEVE, interacting with each other as they directed their disdain towards the host himself.
Chapman Enters NAB Hall Of Fame
Longtime DALLAS host RON CHAPMAN was inducted into the NAB's Broadcasting Hall of Fame, striding to the stage to the strains of ELVIS PRESLEY singing "All Shook Up."
CHAPMAN, best known for his long run in mornings at AC KVIL and Oldies KLUV, said that he hadn't gone into radio to win awards -- he suggested most people go into radio for "the color of the records or the feel of the LPs" -- but he expressed awe over being inducted into the same hall as DICK CLARK and ARTHUR GODFREY, the latter of whom provided a revelation with his use of colloquialisms like "ain't gonna matter," as well as longtime ABC "Breakfast Club" host DON MCNEILL, legendary newsman PAUL HARVEY (for whom CHAPMAN filled in), and WALTER CRONKITE. He also thanked several individuals, including CITADEL CEO FARID SULEMAN and DALLAS COWBOYS owner JERRY JONES and his wife JEAN, all of whom made the trip to LAS VEGAS to see CHAPMAN honored.
"I love the people of radio. We're all so weird," he joked.