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RADIO PERSONALITY PHIL VALENTINE PASSES FROM COVID

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NASHVILLE, Tenn (WTVF) — Conservative talk radio host Phil Valentine has died following a lengthy battle with COVID-19. He was 61 years old.  His death was announced by SuperTalk 99.7 WTN on Saturday afternoon after he had been battling the virus for more than a month.

On July 11, Valentine confirmed via his Facebook page that he had been diagnosed with COVID.

He was a prominent voice on Nashville radio for decades.  He moved to talk radio full time in 1995, but in 2000, he received national attention by helping to organize horn honking protests against a proposed state income tax in Tennessee.

He broadcast his conservative talk radio show from outside the state Capitol, and urged people to drive by and make noise.

“We are going to have a one minute solid horn honking and we want you to participate in that,” Valentine said from his broadcast booth.

Many credit the passionate protests with helping to defeat the state income tax which was proposed by the Governor.


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