Today, we say a fond farewell to our mentor, colleague and friend, Ted Hayes. Over the years, Ted has served in many capacities at WKVI: general manager, news director, commercial producer and longtime on-air personality, forging many friendships throughout the Kankakee Valley and our listening area.
Mr. Hayes can rightly take credit for many accomplishments over time, including, receipt of the Crystal Award for Public Service from the National Association of Broadcasters and establishment of the annual Starke County Youth Club Radiothon, which raises thousands for the local organization, each year. While Ted will conclude his association with WKVI today, he will continue his work as media representative at IU Health Starke Hospital, for which we wish him the very best of success. Ted, for a final time, allow us to recognize and appreciate your hard work and dedication to broadcasting in general and to WKVI right here at home. Thanks!