After 38 years with CBS Hot AC “Y98” 98.1 KYKY St. Louis, Guy Phillips is leaving the station and his “Phillips & Company” morning show and plans to join CH Radio Holdings Talk 550 KTRS for afternoons.
As first reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Phillips will exit KYKY in November and debut in afternoons at KTRS in January. He had signed a multi-year contract extension to remain with KYKY earlier this year. At KTRS he will fill the opening created by Frank O. Pinion’s move to 590 KFNS.
Guy Phillips joined then CHR “Q98” KSLQ in March 1979. The station would soon flip to AC and then take on the “Y98” brand and KYKY call letters in 1982. Longtime co-hosts Courtney Landrum, Jen Myers, Kevin ‘Ihe Intern’ Berghoff and Lance Hildebrand are expected to remain in place once Phillips exits.