Services set for longtime Tulsa radio personality Phil Stone
BY TIM STANLEY World Staff Writer
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
11/27/12 at 11:06 AM
A memorial service for longtime Tulsa radio personality Phil Stone has been set for Thursday at Cain’s Ballroom.
The service is open to the public. Doors will open at 5 p.m.
Stone, who for nearly three decades co-hosted the Phil and Brent Show on KMOD-FM 97.5, a staple of drive-time morning radio in Tulsa, died Nov. 21. He was 57.
Records show he died of natural causes brought on by heart disease.
Heath-Griffith Funeral Home handled arrangements.
A native of Fayetteville, Ark., Stone began his on-air career in Fayetteville as a disc-jockey at station KKEG.
He went on to work at other stations around the country, and had been with KMOD in Tulsa for 32 years.
The Phil and Brent Show, which Stone hosted with Brent Douglas, ended its nearly 27-year run Oct. 12.
The duo gained fame nationally for their prank-call segments featuring crotchety redneck “Roy D. Mercer,” a character created by the duo and voiced by Douglas.
The two made 17 live albums from the segment.
Stone and Douglas were named the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters’ Personalities of the Year in 2006.
Stone, whose legal name was Phil Riddle, was honored in 2007 by the Tulsa Press Club as one of its Media Icons.
Stone’s survivors include five children, Jeremy Riddle, Charles Riddle, Aja Vaught, Sarah Riddle and Audrey Riddle; and five grandchildren.
Memorial donations may go to the Child Abuse Network in Tulsa, or Trinity United Methodist Church in Fayetteville, Ark.
Phil Stone back in 2007. JAMES GIBBARD/Tulsa World File