Oops! Radio Host Keeps 'Caller' Paul Ryan Cooling His Heels On Hold

Evan Vucci

In an embarrassing mix-up, a Wisconsin radio host Tuesday morning forgot he was scheduled to interview House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), only realizing his mistake when he took a call from a listener who was actually the speaker waiting for his scheduled interview.

Wisconsin radio host Mitch Henck was scheduled to interview Ryan on Tuesday at 10 a.m. ET, according to a press release from the speaker's office. However, a few minutes after 10, Henck had still made no mention of Ryan on "The Mitch Henck Show."

The host then took a call from listener "Paul," but the caller informed Henck that he was in fact Paul Ryan, and that he had been waiting on the line for his scheduled interview with Henck.

Henck apologized profusely on air for forgetting his interview schedule.

"I feel like the biggest idiot in the history of the world," he told Ryan and his listeners.

At that point, Ryan only had a few minutes left before he had to call into WCLO for a separate interview, so he suggested on air that he reschedule his interview on "The Mitch Henck Show."

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