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BlogTalkRadio Is ‘A Great Place to Develop Talent,’ Says Phil Boyce, Talk Radio Network’s President of Programming

We’ve known for some time now that BlogTalkRadio is the place for talk-show hosts aspiring to hit the big time.

After all, in the past year alone we’ve seen our own Rodney Perry get snatched up by Mo’Nique as co-host of her red-hot BET show; we’ve seen VH1 cast our own Tionna Smalls opposite Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas in What Chilli Wants; and we’ve seen our own Kevin Ross partner with Byron Allen‘s Entertainment Studios on the recently-launched America’s Court with Judge Ross.

CAPTION: "I wanna find the next Sean Hannity or Mark Levin, or the next Laura Ingraham," Phil (above) tells us of sampling BlogTalkRadio shows.

"I wanna find the next Sean Hannity or Mark Levin or Laura Ingraham," Phil (above) tells us of sampling BlogTalkRadio shows.

Still, it’s always nice to hear that sentiment echoed by an industry heavyweight, particularly one like Phil Boyce.

During his 14-year tenure at New York’s WABC-AM—America’s leading talk-radio station—Phil recruited Sean Hannity and Mark Levin, and later helped syndicate both hosts, who in turn became talk superstars.

And for the past two years, as president of programming and syndication for Talk Radio Network, he’s been even busier developing new and coaching top talent. Among TRN’s roster of A-list hosts are Michael Savage, Laura Ingraham, Mancow Muller and Jerry Doyle.

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Daily Highlights: Wednesday October 20, 2010


OutTakes host Laurie Baker gives it up for Thom Bierdz, who plays Phillip Chancellor on The Young and the Restless. The Forgiving Troy author will discuss his new PSA seeking to create awareness of the recent rash of gay teen suicides.


Flashback to Celebrity Rehab cast member Sean (son of Rod) Stewart, who was arrested on a warrant in California yesterday for driving on a suspended license—and who told our Access New York hosts last year of his romantic aspirations, “I’m looking for someone like my mom. Because I’m kind of a mama’s boy.”

phil-boyceWIN Without Competing’s Dr. Arlene Barro, who’s celebrating her 2-year BTR anniversary (way to go, AB!), welcomes Phil Boyce, president of Talk Radio Network, the radio syndicator whose hosts include such heavyweights as Michael Savage, Laura Ingraham and Mancow Muller.

Joker’s Radio host Jokerette gets up close and personal with Shannon Elkins—the pest-control company owner who describes himself as “smart, sexy and strong”—from the current season of Survivor: Nicaragua, who was voted off on Day 6 of the hit CBS series.

Expand Music host—and electric violinist—Noel Webb grooves guitarist with Larry Coryell, a pioneer in jazz fusion, who has collaborated with such masters as Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Charlie Mingus, Stephane Grappelli and Billy Cobham.

Train with Shane host Deborah Shane gets down to business with Edith Yeung, founder of TechBizDay, an annual event—being held Oct. 23 this year in San Francisco—where entrepreneurs gather to inspire, and be inspired, by each other’s work.

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