After previously announcing his intent to retire from iHeartMedia Hot Talk “Real Radio 104.1” WTKS Cocoa Beach/Orlando FL in January 2018, Jim Phillips has announced he will remain with the station for one more year.
“The Phillips Phile” will cut back to four days a week airing Mondays through Thursdays. He has hosted afternoons in Orlando since 1986 and on WTKS since its launch in 1993.
Original Report 6/21: The Philips Phile will come to an end in January 2018.
Jim Philips, who has hosted afternoons on iHeartMedia Hot Talk “Real Radio 104.1” WTKS Cocoa Beach/Orlando FL since 1992, will retire from the station next January. Philips has worked in the Orlando market since 1972 first as a news reporter at 740 WKIS and later News Director. He became afternoon talk host in 1986 through its call letter change to WWNZ and the 1992 addition of a simulcast on 104.1. When the stations were split in 1993 following the sale of 104.1 to Press Communications, Philips stayed with the FM where he has been ever since.