lly Costa Kiss 108 FM
News and Entertainment Director
6 Am – 10 Am
Billy hosts TV Diner Saturdays on NECN
Billy Costa Kiss 108 FM Radio Personality Boston Massachusetts
Bill Costa has been side-by-side with Matty in the Morning since the early days of KISS 108. As host of our daily Entertainment Updates, he is the man-in-the-know when it comes to Hollywood gossip and juicy news stories. He also provides live broadcasts from major events like the Oscar’s and the Grammy’s.
Billy grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He attended Merrimack College on a hockey scholarship and enrolled as an English major. Soon, however, he realized it wasn’t his bag, so he transferred to Emerson College. He lost the hockey scholarship and the money, so he began DJing a live radio show at a local nightclub. He loved it, and a radio star was born! He joined the Emerson radio station as a phantom DJ.
After graduation, he put in a brief stint at WBOS. Then in 1980, Billy approached KISS with the idea of doing Lifestyle/Entertainment News. He agreed to work for free in order to prove the audience appeal for Hollywood information. After a couple of months he was hired part-time, and shortly thereafter full-time. Billy’s been at KISS ever since!
Billy is now the well-received host of the “KISS Top 30 Countdown of Today’s Hit Music” which is aired on KISS every Saturday morning.
His accomplishment’s include an Emmy nomination for an Evening Magazine Special on
WBZ-TV, and a Children’s Television Award for Rap Around.
TV diner with Billy Costa is a restaurant review program on NECN. Host Billy Costa brings you the best restaurant reviews in New England, our TV Diner Guides, and the region’s greatest restaurants, the latest hot news in the industry, and cooking tips from the best chefs in New England.
Enjoy TV Diner Saturdays on NECN from 10:00 am – 11:00am, Sundays from 8:00pm – 9:00pm and weekdays from 3:30pm – 4:00 pm.
When not at KISS or NECN, Bill enjoys traveling, playing tennis, running, and spending time with his family.