St. Louis Media Icon Bernie Hayes

Media icon Bernie Hayes has done a few things in his life:

  • Print and broadcast journalist
  • radio and television announcer
  • columnist
  • recording artist and producer
  • professor
  • author
  • news director
  • radio station executive
  • Midwest promotions director for two major record companies
  • disc jockey
  • started the first Black radio talk show in St. Louis
  • interim executive director of the National Blues Museum
  • National Blues Museum Board member
  • curator of the Don and Heide Wolff Jazz Institute
  • founder and president of the National Black Radio Hall of Fame
  • inducted into the: St. Louis Radio Hall of Fame, The Greater St. Louis Association of Black Journalists Hall of Fame, The Black Radio Hall of Fame, and the Wendell Phillips High School Hall of Fame (Chicago). Just to name a few!