In 1990 at KVEN-AM in Ventura, Hendrie introduced his first fictional character on air – an Iraqi, Raj Feenan. The Gulf War was happening and Feenan vociferously defended Saddam Hussein. Thinking he was a real person, listeners went ballistic and the phones lit up. An entire cast of characters would evolve from that moment on, marking Hendrie’s place in radio history.
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