Jerry Smith is a 34 year radio veteran who has also worked in television and radio. Throughout his radio career Jerry has worked in numerous music formats such as Rock, Classic Rock, Top 40, AC, Gospel, Urban Contemporary, Hip Hop, Urban AC and Oldies. In 2001 Jerry was awarded The Drummer Award for Program Director of the Year by BRE Magazine. He was the first Gospel Program Director to ever win the award. In 2002 Jerry was awarded the Gospel Truth Magazine National Gospel Program Director of The Year. The Light 103.9 was the winner of the 2004 NAB Marconi Award for Religious Station of The Year. The Light 103.9 was a finalist in 2015 for the award as well. In 2005 Jerry was named as co-winner of the first ever Radio and Records Gospel Program Director of the Year Award. Jerry was a finalist for Radio and Records Gospel Program Director of the Year for 2006, 2007 and 2008. In 2010, 2016 and 2018 Jerry was nominated for a Stellar Award for radio Personality of The Year. The Light 103.9 under Jerry's leadership was the recipient of the 2014 Stellar Award for Medium Market Station of The Year and a finalist for the award in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Jerry was the chair of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Radio Cares Advisory Counsel until 2017. Jerry was born in Danbury, Connecticut. He is happily married with two daughters a granddaughter and grandson.
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