Jerry Hayes began his broadcasting career
at WLEN in 1996 when he was hired to work the Saturday
evening shift. In 1998, he moved to the weekday time
slot where he remained until 2003 when he assumed Bob
Butler's chair on the morning show. Jerry worked along
side Steve Barkway until the fall of 2004 when he left
broadcasting to explore an opportunity in the insurance
business. After realizing he missed radio tremendously,
Jerry returned to the morning show in January, 2006 and
since then, he and Steve have won several awards
including MAB Market 3 Broadcast Team of the Year in
So what does Jerry do once he gets off
the air at 9:00 a.m.? He spends the rest of his day as
a marketing consultant for WLEN!
In his free time, Jerry enjoys spending
as much time as possible with his son Jackson.
Travelling to northern Michigan is another favorite on
Jerry's list and he also enjoys reading and studying
about the Holy Land. Jerry is very active in the church
and serves on the ELCA Southeast Michigan Synod's Task
Force on Jordan and the Holy Land which works with the
Christian community in Palestine, Israel and Jordan
Jerry enjoys listening to a wide range of
music from rock to classical and his favorite authors
included Shane Claiborne, Jim Wallis and Peter Marty.
Some of his favorite foods include Mexican, corned beef
and cabbage, anything from the Middle East and a good 'ol
grilled steak smothered in grilled onions.