Originally posted by Geno Munari:
Do you think that some bits are pre-recorded? Maybe, but I am really fooled.
I should have been more precise: some (probably most) of the "other voices" are pre-recorded. Phil's show is a late-in-the-day version of many of the morning shows. Imus is a prime example of using pre-recorded bits flawlessly.
Many moons ago I produced a small- and medium-market comedy service for radio station morning shows. The more popular bits were the interactive bits which provided spaces for the local talent to fill in. Generally, these bits were practised the afternoon before the show aired.
Phil, quite obviously, needs no one to do his "voices" for him. <g> Knowing how a major radio show is produced and having listened to his show quite a bit, I'm fairly positive he's interacting with digital cuts much of the time.
To me, this doesn't take away from his talent in presenting a unique show. To me, this would simply point to a desire to produce a perfect show that sounds extemporaneous.