Jay Philips

Born and raised in Columbia, Jay always knew he’d be a broadcaster in some respect.  In high school he was the school newspaper Sports Editor for two years, and at USC he hosted his own show called “Carolina Sports” on campus TV.  Jay also worked in the Press Office of Governor Carroll Campbell from 1992 to 1994.

Jay WNKT copyHis first professional job in radio was working a 7 AM to 7 PM shift Saturday and Sunday at WISW-AM downtown.  That expanded to a weekday job on WIS, which led to his co-hosting “The Breakfast Bunch” on Oldies 103 for more than four years.  In 2002 Jay teamed up with Mike Morgan on the very highly acclaimed “Prime Time Sports,” which the two hosted on WISW until The Game hit the airwaves in November of 2007.

In addition to the Halftime Show, Jay is also part of the Gamecock Radio Network’s pregame and postgame football coverage. He also spent five years as emcee of the Columbia Tipoff Club.  Jay and his wife have been married since 1997 and they have four daughters and a big yellow lab.  His hobbies include following the Braves, cooking, especially on the grill, golf and politics.

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