Presenter Philip Costello
Broadcast Time 23.00 – 02.00 hrs
If ever you need a question answered on the topic of American country music Philip is your man! In fact, he is probably the mastermind of the subject. His fascination for it came at an early age, somewhat by accident, when he bought an LP (there's a blast from the past!) of Hank Snow only because it was on the same label as Elvis Presley. Philip liked what he heard and and became a country music addict.
He hails from Grange, Co.Sligo, but he's a much travelled soul. He's lived in Tipperary, Offaly and the UK and now travels to Midwest Radio every Friday night for his American country show from Ballymena, Co.Antrim.
''I probably hold the record for the longest distance travelled each week by a DJ on local radio but it's still great to be involved and I don't begrudge one single mile of the weekly trek.''
As well as a minefield of knowledge, Philip is a hoarder of sorts! He gets all the latest American country music magazines and he has a spectacular collection of American country music - both vinyl and CD although he says there's something magical about vinyl! His loyal listeners know all about his knowledge of both the old and the new and he still loves the RCA label best of all.