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Jay Philpott

Jay Philpott


When did you start at KQ?
June 2017

Favorite concert memory:
Getting introduced to reggae when The Rolling Stones had Peter Tosh as their opener at the St. Paul Civic Center in July 1978…also the “Born In The USA” tour opener here in 1984….and, Page/Plant at the Target Center in 1998 (we’ll never get that close to LZ again!)

Random celebrity moment:
Had a nice chat with Kirby Puckett at the airport and he signed my boarding pass which Northwest wasn’t too happy about, but they let me on anyway.

Favorite watering hole past and present:
I liked The Sunshine Factory in New Hope (it’s now Pub 42) and Concourse 7 on West 7th Street in St. Paul. Originally a hangout for airport workers, its owner turned it into the first Chammp’s sports bar and sold the chain a few years later. Presently?  I haven’t settled on anything yet…exploring.

Favorite behind-the-scenes radio moment?
I love that moment just before getting to go out on stage before a big show to welcome the crowd and announce that the band is about to play…the moment when the band members all have their instruments in hand and are waiting to be intro’d.

Got any hobbies?
I like skydiving, but haven’t done it in a while…interested in astronomy, space, stars and want to race drones.  I guess I have a thing for flying.

Is there something you feel strongly about? How have you helped give back to the community?
I feel strongly about getting kids ready for the world with strong language skills. You have to be able to read it and write it before you can speak it. I love to do career days at schools and give people a peek behind the radio curtain.




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