CBS Radio’s Hot AC KYKY-FM St. Louis (Y98) has signed a multi-year contract extension with Guy Phillips, keeping the anchor of St. Louis’ #1 rated morning show in his familiar time slot of weekdays from 5:30-10:00am, CT. Since 1979, Phillips has been the cornerstone of morning radio at 98.1 FM in St. Louis, featuring fun interviews, star guests, and an interesting take on local and national events.
“Guy is the mastermind behind Y98’s Phillips and Company Morning Show, a great companion to so many St. Louisans and the highest rated morning show on St. Louis radio. His run on one station is unmatched and the fact that he lives the lifestyle of his listeners, residing and working in St. Louis, is something we’re very proud of,” said John Sheehan, Vice President/Market Manager of CBS Radio St. Louis.
“Guy is an institution in the Bi-state. He continuously reinvents his show, and has an uncanny way of relating to the audience. I’m happy he will continue to call Y98 home,” said Marty Linck, PD for Y98.
“How much more blessed can I be?” Phillips said. “I have spent literally half of my life at a radio station that allows me the freedom to poke and prod at the conventions of this business. I have a love affair with my audience, and the best support staff in any medium. Add to that, I get to work with four of the most gifted on-air talent in the country. Well, three.”
Phillips remains one of the most sought-after event emcees in the area. He lends himself to many charitable organizations and donates hundreds of hours of service in the metro area. St. Patrick’s Center, Central Institute for the Deaf, Ronald McDonald House Children’s Charities are just a few of the many charitable organizations he supports. Phillips is also a board member of the Derrik S. Sabada Memorial Scholarship Fund, the Saint Louis Men’s Group Against Cancer, Friends of Kids with Cancer, and Cinema St. Louis.
In the little spare time he has, he’s managed to coach the varsity golf team at Barat Academy for the last six years taking them to the Missouri State Championship title last May.