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
    Competition.  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 Magazine, Insight 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 & Colmes, Fox & Friends,The O’Reilly Factor, Entertainment 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