RAPID CITY, SD – HomeSlice Media Group is proud to announce the promotion of long-time radio personality, Kevin Phillips, to the position of Program Director at the popular Black Hills radio station, 93.9 The Mix.
“Kevin, has been with us for a long time and it’s a privilege to know that he will continue to be on the air and now as the program director for the Mix,” said MaryAnne Whittle, general manager for HomeSlice Media.
Kevin recently celebrated his 35th year in radio, having started his career in 1982 in Fargo, ND. Phillips started at The Mix, or Magic 93.9 as it was called then, in December of 1989, where he became the long-time voice of the Morning Animals. “I look forward to this fantastic opportunity,” Phillips said, “We have a great staff, and HomeSlice is a great company.”
Phillips also hosts a classic country program every Saturday morning on HomeSlice Media’s sister station, The Big 81 KBHB.
Outside of his duties at HomeSlice Media, Phillips stays busy as the public address announcer at sporting events for Rapid City Central High School, South Dakota School of Mines, Black Hills Speedway, and Central States Fair Demolition Derby. Black Hills area residents may also recognize him from his stand-up career, having shared the stage with Jay Leno and George Carlin, among others, or from his appearances on “ABC’s Prime Time Live” and “Who Wants to be a Millionaire.”
Phillips also hosted a variety of charitable telethons, including, Children’s Miracle Network and March of Dimes. He is a member of the Rapid City Sports Hall of Fame, a recipient of the Black Hills Advertising Federation Silver Medal Award, and has received Distinguished Service Awards from the South Dakota High School Activities Association and the Cosmopolitan Club.
Kevin has also received the South Dakota High School Activities Association Distinguished Service Award, the Central States Fair Hero Award, the Cosmopolitan Club Distinguished Service Award, and has twice been awarded the Lakota Nation Invitational Public Service Award.
He and his wife Marcy have two daughters and three grandchildren that currently
demand whatever time they have left on their busy schedules.