Q104.3, New York’s Classic Rock, announced Tuesday that Jim Kerr is celebrating 40 years of being on-air in New York City. Kerr has entertained and informed New York morning radio listeners for decades and his show, The Jim Kerr Rock & Roll Morning Show, is currently heard weekdays from 5-9:00 a.m.
At age 21 Kerr began his radio career as the morning show host at WPLJ in New York a position he held for 15 years. His radio legacy continued over the years as he successfully hosted New York City morning shows at WPIX, WYNY, WXMV, WQCD and Y107. Kerr has interviewed the biggest names in rock music including Robert Plant, Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Brian May, Mick Jagger and countless more. He recently hosted the live nationwide iHeartRadio broadcast of “12-12-12” the fundraising concert to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Kerr has also recently hosted iHeartRadio Album Release Parties for Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen.
Beyond his work on-air, Kerr is a member of the Board of Directors of the AFTRA Foundation and in 2013 was elected Vice President of the New York Local of Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. He has been an active member of the community, serving on the Board of Directors for Heartshare Human Services, one of New York’s largest social service agencies, and he is a seven-time host of the St. Jude Children’s Hospital Radiothon. In addition, the Mayor of New York City and Governors of both New York and New Jersey have honored him for raising millions of dollars for civic and charitable groups.
“Jim Kerr is a New York City and nationwide rock radio legend,” said Eric Wellman, Program Director, Q104.3 “30 years ago his show was a top 10 morning show in the country and today he’s still in the top 10.”