Local radio and television personality Billy Costa is the host of a new season of High School Quiz Show. Costa has been helping entertain audiences on KISS 108's Matty in the Morning show nearly every morning for the past 30 years. On weekdays he delivers news and entertainment headlines as part of the Matty team, while manning his own Top 30 Countdown program on Saturdays. Billy also hosts TV Diner, a restaurant review show airing on NECN.
For Billy, hosting a program that showcases high school students is a natural fit, and not his first foray into working with teens on television. Early in his career, he earned a Children’s Television award for Rap Around, a talk show on WBZ that focused on teen issues.
Billy proudly wore the colors of the New Preparatory School in Cambridge and attended Merrimack College before transferring to Emerson College, where he graduated with a degree in English. He has three sons, ages 22, 19 and 17.
Major sponsorship for High School Quiz Show is provided by
the Bank of America Charitable Foundation.
Additional funding is provided by Safety Insurance, Comcast and
Massachusetts Teachers Association.