Sept. 20, 2017
Longtime St. Louis Radio Icon Guy Phillips Joins The Big 550
LOUIS (Sept. 20, 2017) Guy Phillips, one of St. Louis’ most well-respected and popular radio personalities for more than three decades, brings his gift of humor and conversation when he joins the Big 550 team in January, 2018. Phillips will host afternoons at KTRS from 3-6 p.m.
“Guy is a Hall of Fame broadcaster and a consummate professional,” Mark Dorsey, President and General Manager of KTRS, said. “Phillips is also devoted to the St. Louis community, which means a lot to everyone at KTRS because, like Guy and his family, this is where we live and work. We’re excited to bring Guy on board to help us kick off an exciting new year at the Big 550.”
Phillips is a graduate of New Mexico State University, where he majored in broadcast communications. He began his professional radio career in El Paso, TX, and landed in St. Louis, where he worked at KSLQ Radio beginning in 1979. KSLQ would later become KYKY. Phillips developed a devoted following on his morning show for more than 35 years before leaving for KTRS.
Phillips has become one of the most popular emcees for events throughout the St. Louis region and has devoted countless hours to causes he supports, including St. Louis Men’s Group against Cancer, Friends of Kids with Cancer, Alternatives to Living in Violent Environments (ALIVE), the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Women’s Safe House, the Ronald McDonald House Charities and the Alzheimer’s Association.
Phillips was named to the St. Louis Radio Hall of Fame in 2006 and in 2017, he was nominated for the National Radio Hall of Fame.
Phillips, his wife and family reside in St. Louis.