Jerry Smith

Jerry Smith is a 31 year radio veteran who has worked in television and radio. Through out his radio career Jerry has worked in numerous music formats such as Classic Rock, Top 40, AC, Gospel, Urban Contemporary, Hip Hop, Urban AC and Oldies. In 2001 Jerry was the first ever Gospel Programing Director to win the Drummer Award for Program Director of the Year by BRE Magazine. In 2001 BRE Magazine was celebrating its 25th university making Jerry Smith the first Gospel Program Director to ever win the award in the awards 25 year history. Jerry also is the Inspirational Format Content Director for 14 of Radio One’s Inspirational radio stations. In 2002 Jerry was awarded the Gospel Truth Magazine National Gospel Program Director of the year. In 2003 Jerry Smith programmed The Light 103.9 to be a finalist for the NAB Marconi Award for Religious station of the year. In 2004 WNNL under Jerry’s leadership The Light 103.9 won the 2004 NAB Marconi Award for Religious station of the year. 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 Jerry was nominated for a Stellar Award for radio Personality of The Year. In 2014 Jerry Smith and The Light 103.9 were nominated for Stellar Awards. That year the Light won the Stellar Award for the Medium Market Station on the Year. In 2015 The Light was again nominated for a Stellar Award for Medium Market Station of The Year. In 2015 The Stellar Awards recognized Jerry Smith for 30 years of professional broadcasting. Jerry is currently the Chair for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Radio Cares Advisory Counsel. Jerry was born in Danbury, Connecticut and now lives in Cary North Carolina. He is happily married with two daughters and a grand daughter. He is a minister and his hobbies are basketball, reading, landscape design and he loves to listen to music. The person he admires most is his mother Rev. Margie L. Smith. It is through her prayers and guidance that he is the person he is today.

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