Billy Kidd (William Winningham), longtime veteran of Midwest Communications classic rock WIMX-FM Knoxville (103.5), passed away Tuesday (Nov. 10) at his home. He was 61. Winningham joined the station in 1990 and was heard in evenings prior to joining Phil Williams in mornings for the “Phil & Billy Show.” He has been in afternoons at WIMZ since 2001. 

“Words can’t describe the tremendous void we feel as we mourn the loss of a treasured member of our radio family and a friend to East Tennesseans everywhere,” VP/GM Randy Ross said in a release. 

A tribute to Winningham has been posted at