In a 1986 interview while playing the Riviera Hotel and Casino, Frye told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that he rarely made television appearances and therefore hardly ever worked nightclubs anymore.
"I haven't worked on a nightclub stage in years," Frye said. "TV gives you exposure and in turn, drawing power. There aren't too many shows left on TV where a guy like me can perform. So with no drawing power, I'm not in demand on the nightclub circuit."