December 24, 1951 (age 65)
|Alma mater||Emerson College|
|Known for||radio and television host|
Billy Costa is an American radio and television host in the Boston area.
Costa grew up in East Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. He attended Merrimack College in Massachusetts on a hockey scholarship, majoring in English.
After graduating from Emerson with a degree in English, Costa worked at a few other radio stations, including WBOS, before contacting WXKS-FM "Kiss 108" in 1980 for a lifestyle/entertainment news show he proposed.
Radio and TV
Costa told Kiss 108 about a lifestyle/entertainment segment he could host. This evolved into his Top 30 Countdown which is broadcast every Saturday morning and Sunday evening. Costa co-hosts Matty in the Morning on weekday mornings. Costa also hosts TV Diner, a restaurant review show on NECN. As of September 2013, the TV Diner show has been cancelled by NECN and new episodes will no longer be created.
- Black, Jane, "In the Line of Fire" Archived June 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine., Boston magazine, May 2006.
- Bio: Billy Costa", High School Quiz Show website, WGBH-TV.
- About Billy Costa - official website subpage
- TV Diner show Archived November 5, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. - NECN website
- "Bio: Billy Costa" Archived November 5, 2012, at the Wayback Machine., Official NECN bio
-  - Bostonglobe.com website
- High School Quiz Show, WGBH-TV website