Publish Date: January 17, 2021

Phil Valentine



Awards and Organizations

  • Heard across the country on the Westwood One Radio Network

  • Named one of Talkers Magazine's Heavy Hundred: The 100 Most Important Radio Talk Show Hosts
    in America

  • Named by Talkers as one of the 100 Most Important Talk Show Hosts of all time

  • Winner of Best Documentary for An Inconsistent Truth by the Nevada Film Festival

  • Excellence in Filmmaking award for Documentary Feature from the Anthem Film Festival

  • Runner-up for Best Documentary from the Appalachian Film Festival

  • Judged Best Talk Show Host two years running in the prestigious New York Festivals International Radio
    .  Competed against talk show hosts from around the world including New York, Los Angeles,
    London and Paris.

  • Recipient of 17 AIR Awards in Nashville including 5 AIR Awards for Best Talk Show Host

  • Recipient of three Philadelphia AIR Awards for Best New Talent in the Market, Best Talk Show Host & Best Morning Show Host or Team (It was the first time anyone had ever swept three awards in one year)

    Awards for Screenwriting

  • 1st Place in the California Film Awards

  • 1st Place in the Nevada Film Festival

  • 1st Place in the Colorado Film Festival

  • 3rd Place in the Atlantic City Cinefest

  • Finalist in the American Movie Awards 

  • Finalist in the Atlanta Film Festival 

  • Finalist in the Beverly Hills Film Festival 

  • Finalist in the Finow Film Festival in Germany

  • Finalist in the Las Vegas Film Festival 

  • Finalist in the New York Screenplay Contest

  • Finalist in the Oaxaca FilmFest Global Script Challenge in Mexico

  • Finalist in the Twister Alley Film Festival 

  • Finalist in the Screenplay Festival, Sherman Oaks, CA

  • Finalist in the Las Vegas Screenplay Contest

  • Finalist in the Atlas Awards from Atlas & Aeris Magazine

  • Semifinalist in the AURA Screenwriter Awards

  • Semifinalist in the Filmmakers International Screenwriting Awards

  • Quarterfinalist in the Nashville Film Festival 

  • Honorable mention at the Los Angeles Screenplay Contest

    Other Recognitions

  • Selected as one of Nashville's Power 100 by Nashville Post magazine

  • Named Hero of the Taxpayers by Americans for Tax Reform for work on the Tennessee Income Tax issue

  • Recipient of the Bronze Good Citizenship Medal from the Sons of the American Revolution

  • Voted DJ of the Year by readers of The Tennessean

  • Bronze medal winner for Most Humorous Spot, 1999 New York Festivals International Radio Competition

  • Addy Award for Creative Writing, Character Voice-over & Production

Books, Magazines & Newspapers 

  • Author of the book The Conservative's Handbook (Sourcebooks 2015/Cumberland House, 2008)

  • Author of Tax Revolt (Nelson Current, an imprint of Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2005) 

  • Author of Right From The Heart: The ABCs of Reality in America (Cumberland House, 2003)  Released in soft cover by Berkley Books, an imprint of Penguin Publishing, 2004

  • Weekly columnist for newspapers across the country

  • Formerly a featured columnist in The Sunday Tennessean

  • Has contributed columns for Talkers MagazineInsight Magazine and many others

Film and Television

  • Writer, producer, and star of the movie An Inconsistent Truth

  • Supporting role in Atlas Shrugged III: Who is John Galt

  • Supporting role in The Secret Handshake starring Kevin Sorbo

  • National television appearances on MSNBC, Hannity & ColmesFox & Friends,The O'Reilly FactorEntertainment Tonight and others

  • Supporting role in motion picture A Letter From Death Row starring Martin Sheen, Charlie Sheen and Bret Michaels (from the rock group Poison)

  • Voice of "The Talk Show Host" on ABC-TV's drama Threat Matrix, Episode 107-Under The Gun starring James Denton (who went on to star as the plumber in Desperate Housewives)

  • Guest on numerous local Nashville television shows

Community Involvement

  • Former officer with the Tennessee State Guard as a media specialist with the Public Affairs Office attached to Headquarters - Certification in Special Operations: Search & Rescue

  • Past-President of his neighborhood association, former board member for several charities and deacon in his church

  • Involved in numerous charities including Nashville Rescue Mission and Safe Haven Family Shelter


Interesting Tidbits

  • Father, Tim Valentine, was a U.S. Congressman from the 2nd District of North Carolina (1983-1995)

  • Worked for Ted Turner before CNN

  • Great-uncle, General Frank Armstrong, was the inspiration for the book, movie, and television show Twelve O'Clock High

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