Awards and Organizations

  • Heard across the country on the Cumulus Media Networks
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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/Cumberland House, 2008)
  • Author of the book, Tax Revolt (Nelson Current, an imprint of Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2005) 
  • Author of the book, 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
  • 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 now stars 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 and movie Twelve O'Clock High

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