Steve Phillips is leaving his position as sports director and anchor at WBIR and moving to Tennessee Sports Radio.
Phillips has covered the University of Tennessee and various local sports at WBIR for the past 10 years.
“It was something I had been talking to them about for some time,” Phillips told the News Sentinel on Thursday when asked why he was leaving. “It wasn’t the first time I had thought about doing something else. It seemed like a great opportunity.”
According to a release from Tennessee Sports Radio, Phillips will begin work there “in the coming weeks.”
Phillips was formerly the co-host and producer of This Week In Country Music on The Nashville Network prior to joining WBIR. He was also sports director and anchor at WKRN in Nashville.
“We are so excited to have someone with Steve Phillips’ talents and background joining Tennessee Sports Radio,” Jason Bailey, owner and general manager of TSR, said in a station release. “Steve is exceptionally talented in a variety of areas, and we will utilize all of those talents to expand what we bring to our audience.”