Oh I used to have some great Phil Hendrie moments back about 6-7 years ago when he came on in the mornings right after Howard Stern.
Favorite moments were Darryl Webber’s Funky Chicken Cacauphony and Liquor Jamboree, The Citizen’s Auxillary Police, and that guy from Dark Horse (or was it Darque Horse, or Dark Hoarse? Part of the bit was that he would never spell it the same way twice, so to confuse people that tried to look his “huge” band up on the internet :).)
Unfortunately, starting around 1999, he started occasionally letting everyone in on the jokes. He was real subtle about it at first, then he started getting more bold and blatant, saying that he could shout his secrets from the rooftop today and people either wouldn’t listen or would forget by tomorrow.
It was funny at first but it eventually started leading to more and more “fake” callers (genuine callers who were in the know but played along anyway just to hear themselves on the radio I guess.)
That’s pretty much when I stopped listening. From catching the show every once in awhile and talking to other listeners over the last couple years I’ve gotten the impression that he “gives the secret away” pretty much every day now. Yawn.