550 St. Louis

Launch Date & Co-Host Announced For Guy Phillips’ KTRS Show

CH Radio Holdings Talk 550 KTRS St. Louis has set a launch date and co-host from Guy Phillips’ new show. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Phillips, who exited Hot AC “Y98” 98.1 KYKY after 38 years in September to join KTRS, will make his debut on Monday, February 12. He will be joined by co-host Julie Buck. A member of the St. Louis media dynasty that includes her father Jack Buck (former St. Louis Cardinals and national MLB/NFL broadcaster), brother Joe Buck (FOX’s MLB & NFL lead play-by-play voice) and sister Christine (longtime KPLR-TV anchor/reporter), she has previously hosted afternoons at KYKY and mornings at Classic Hits 103.3 KLOU. Phillips has been waiting out his non-compete agreement with CBS Radio/Entercom to debut on KTRS. Original Report ...[Read More]

Multiple St. Louis Talk Comings & Goings

After exiting overnights at KMOX, Jon Grayson too is joining CH Radio Holdings’ News/Talk 550 KTRS. Grayson will take the 10am-12pm slot on KTRS previously held Martin Kilcoyne and Randi Naughton starting March 13. Doug McElvein, who we noted below was taking that shift, is actually only filling in next week and then on an as needed basis. Original Report 7:30am: Jon Grayson is out, Doug McElvein is back, and both Tom Ackerman and Michael Calhoun have increased roles as News/Talkers 550 KTRS and 1120 KMOX St. Louis make on-air changes. At KMOX, Tom Ackerman is promoted to co-host of the station’s “Total Information AM” morning show in addition to his current role as Sports Director for the station. He joins Michael Calhoun and Debbie Monterrey on the morning show. W...[Read More]