Phil Olson

Phil Olson grew up in Edina, Minnesota, home of the first indoor mall. He went on to Dartmouth College where he majored in mathematics, was All Ivy in Track and played tight end on the Ivy League Championship Football team. After graduating from Dartmouth, Phil tried out for the Chicago Bears. Following a “summer with the Bears” he went on to receive an MBA from The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and pursued a business career while writing stage and screenplays. Phil has written three national award-winning plays, one of which is “KOLD Radio, Whitefish Bay,” a.k.a “Crappie Talk.” He has also written several one-act plays that have been produced in Los Angeles and New York that are published. Phil has sold two screenplays, "Hooters: The Movie," an “American Pie-type” comedy based on the infamous restaurant chain, and "Reform School Girls," a comedy spoof of prison movies. As a script doctor, he’s re-written three movies that were produced. He’s also written for two television series.

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  Kold Radio, Whitefish Bay

Comedy by Phil Olson

72 pages

5 m, 4 w, 1 girl, 1 male voice-over

KOLD Radio is located in a corner of Carl and Lena's Place for Beer in a small Minnesota town near the Canadian border. Lars Knudsen is the host of a radio show called "Crappie Talk," devoted entirely to ice fishing for crappies. Because it is a somewhat narrow subject, Lars has no listeners, so he loses his only advertiser, Ole's Bait Mart and Deer Petting Farm. Martha Bjorklund, Lars' unrequited love interest, hosts "Book Beat." She has all the listeners, and all the advertisers. Lars has issues with Martha ever since she beat him in the 50-yard dash in 6th...