What would you like to know about Morning Animal Kevin Phillips that you don't already know? He was born Feb. 11th in 19** at Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego, Cal. He was educated at Roosevelt Grade School in Jamestown, ND, Edgeley High School in Edgeley, ND and North Dakota State University in Fargo.
While in college, he was the Sports Editor for the NDSU Spectrum Newspaper and started working at KSDU-FM, the college station that featured "News, Information and Jazz."
He was hired at KVOX-FM country in Fargo/Moorhead to work the night of the company Christmas party. He worked there for several years before taking a Sports Director position at KNUJ in New Ulm, Mn. Then he came to KKMK in Rapid City in Dec. of 1989 and has been with the company ever since.
Kevin is the host of the Morning Animals Show on 93.9 The Mix. He is also the P.A. voice of the Central High School Cobblers, South Dakota Mines Hardrockers and the Black Hills Speedway.
He is married to his wife Marcy. He has two daughters Carisa (Rapid City) and Tracy (Vacaville, Cal) and three grandkids: Mason, Owen and Avery.
He once won $50,000 on "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" and got a kiss of Meredith Vieira. . One of his song parodies was played nationally on ABC's Prime Time Live. In his 27 years at Homslice Media, he was seen over 100 announcers come and go & has lost over 150 pounds. He survived getting run over by a car at a "Mix Live" broadcast.
He has also won several awards. He was inducted into the Rapid City Sports Hall Of Fame. He received the Black Hills Ad Fed Silver Medal (which is like the advertising Hall Of Fame). He has been twice honored at the Lakota National Invitational, The Rapid City Rotery Club, The Central States Fair and the South Dakota High School Activities Association. He has also been the Chairman of United Way of the Black Hills twice.
Listen to the Morning Animals Show, weekday mornings from 6am-10am and an occasional Saturday on 93.9 The Mix. If you can't get enough of him, he's also on 810am KBHB with a Classic Country Music show on weekends.
Even after 35 years on the radio, and 27 years in Rapid City, Kevin says he still has the best job in Rapid City. And speaking on behalf of everyone at the radio station, he does the best job too.