Sky Phillips, host of the Sky & Christa show, has been a fan of Country Music all his life. Born in the mountains of West Virginia, country runs deep in his veins. At the age 7, Sky’s parents moved to Miami, Florida where his music love expanded to Pop, Caribbean and Cuban music… and is where at the age of 14 everything changed, when a board operator didn’t show up for his Sunday morning board operator shift and a door opened that would change his life for good, when his Mentor from the Big Brother organization asked … “Are you ready to be a disc jockey?”
Fast forward 33 years and Sky’s career sounds like a line from the WKRP TV theme ”I’ve been from town to town, up and down the dial”… Sky has worked nearly every shift, every format at some of the biggest and best radio stations in America and spent three years in the NASCAR industry programming the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and Hosted several syndicated shows heard on more than 800 radio stations.
Today Sky is enjoying his second time around as the morning host of WDSD …. After leaving for the Midwest in 1998 when WDSD switched to rock… After being gone for 13 years, Sky got the call he knew he would pave the way for his return to Delaware… although this time he vows will be his last move in radio… this is where my radio family is and where I belong.
A little about me … Well, I was born and raised not to far from Delaware, in the suburbs of Philadelphia, but my family moved around quite a bit, taking me to Upstate New York, Texas and Denver, Colorado, before coming back East and finding my home in Delaware! I had so many interests when it came to “what I wanted to be when I grow up” … ranging from a dolphin trainer, to a teacher, to a news anchor to finally finding my love for Radio at the Ohio Center for Broadcasting, Colorado Campus. My dream job was to co-host a morning show on a Country Radio Station and found my home at WDSD in 2010! I am “living the dream” every day and so happy to wake up with the community each morning (even though getting up at 4am can be tough some days!!) It’s been an exciting 2014! I am now a mommy!! Gave birth to my beautiful baby girl AKA Mini Cooper on May 31st … it has been the most amazing experience! My fiancé and I are tying the knot in October too so I am a busy chick these days! I love sharing my life stories with our listeners so you’ll hear all about it on the show and if you see me around town, say hi, I would love to meet you! Feel free to email me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for making my job the best job in the world!
Hey, it’s Leah your Delaware born and bred traffic reporter! I’ve not only lived in Wilmington, but the same house for my entire life. I am currently a junior at the University of Delaware studying English (creative writing and theater.) As a long-time lover of country music, from the classics like Hank Williams and Johnny Cash, to the newest artists like Miranda Lambert and Kacey Musgraves, 94.7 was a natural fit for me, and I love bringing you the traffic every weekday morning!
I’ve been a radio professional, broadcasting Delaware news since 1978. I’m a graduate of Dover High School and have a B.A. from the University of Delaware. I came to Delaware as an Air Force brat. I was born on the Pacific island of Guam, with stops at Griffiss AFB, NY, Otis AFB, MA, and Hickam AFB, HI before moving to Dover AFB. I got into radio news by accident. My love of American history pointed me toward journalism. I really wanted to be a newspaper reporter. But when it came time to look for a newspaper job, there really wasn’t much available. A former journalism instructor convinced me to give radio a try…..and more than 30 years later I remain hooked. I’m really glad I never got that newspaper job! When not on the air, I play farmer. My wife, daughter, and I live on a seven acre spread near Clayton. Lots of lawn to mow!!!
Maggie Johnson is a meteorologist who loves doing radio broadcasting. Growing up in northern Kentucky, just a hop skip and a jump over the Ohio River from Cincinnati, she developed a deep seated love for the weather. Enjoying thunderstorms in the spring and summer with her father, sledding in the park nearby with her mother or brother, or raking leaves with her sister, the weather always held a fascination.
After spending some time studying electrical engineering at the University of Louisville, Maggie realized she wanted to follow her dreams and transferred to the University of Oklahoma. No one could prepare her for the excitement of severe storms the Plains hold. Studying under some of the best mesoscale meteorology professors in the business is something she is very proud of. Another highlight for Maggie was the 2 semesters spent abroad in Melbourne Australia. Weather patterns in the southern hemisphere are just as challenging to forecast as the northern hemisphere.
After graduating, Maggie moved to Accuweather in 2005. She met her husband, Dave, on the overnights and married her best friend 2009. After her early morning shift, Maggie enjoys spending time raising her daughters, Lucie and Ellie. What little free time she has, she enjoys chatting on the phone with her friends and family, walking the dog, sewing and Pilates. Swimming with her girls might be her favorite past time.