Records show that he died of natural causes brought on by heart disease. A native of Fayetteville, Ark., Stone began his on-air career in Fayetteville as a disc jockey at KKEG.
UPDATE 11/24/12: Stone, whose legal name was Phillip Wayne Riddle, is survived by five children and three grandchildren
Stone died Wednesday at age 57. His services are pending with Heath-Griffith Funeral Home.
Stone was the longtime co-host of the "Phil and Brent Show" on KMOD-FM 97.5 with Brent Douglas. The show’s nearly 27-year run ended without explanation Oct. 12.
Phil Stone, the longtime co-host of the Phil and Brent Show on KMOD-FM 97.5, has died, the station confirmed Wednesday.
The show hosted by Stone and Brent Douglas ended its nearly 27-year run Oct. 12 without explanation. (Click Here for original posting)
Tulsa World reports program director Don Cristi posted a statement to the station's website Wednesday, saying: "I was informed just minutes ago that Phil Stone has passed away. Brent confirmed the news to me and I have few other details."
Cristi told the
World later Wednesday evening that "this is a huge loss."
"It is literally like losing a member of your family," he said. Stone "had to be the greatest radio personality in this market."
The cause of Stone's death has not been announced.