It’s pretty safe to say that Brian Phillips’ voice may be the only thing placating your morning road rage. Every morning, Brian comes in with coffee in hand to bring you artist interviews, trending topics, and new music discoveries—all while you’re stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic.
This half-Canadian found himself working in Seattle radio during the peak of its music scene. Then, the station was sold…and changed format…to a country station. After weighing his options and deciding that he could not pull off cowboy boots, Brian headed for the Midwest in 1994. Oddly enough, he found himself in another cowboy-boot-wearing land—Columbus, Ohio.
Among other Midwestern discoveries (such as everyone saying “ope” and worshiping Ranch dressing), he quickly found what he called “one of the few remaining great beacons of radio”—CD 92.9 FM (formerly known as CD 101 and CD1025). After almost 30 years in Columbus, Brian has become part of the Alternative Station’s foundation (and the Columbus Crew’s number one fan).
When his dog, Penny, isn’t chewing through the studio cables, Brian likes to play tunes from The Replacements, Echo and the Bunnymen, and Nirvana.