Jerry Hoyt

I caught the radio bug early. When I was five years old, I put on my dad’s headphones, grabbed a toilet paper tube, and pretended to “be the man on the radio.” According to my mother, that’s what I told people I wanted to be when I grew up.

Then, when I went into Plaza Junior High School, they had a radio and TV department. Long live WPJH! Needless to say I was hooked.

I started my career in 1996 as a part-time jock at WNVZ (Z104)/Norfolk, VA. After adding on-air duties at cluster sister stations WWDE and WFOG, I was the final evening air talent for WVKL (Kool 95.7). I then was the night air talent for WAFX (106.9 The Fox) from 2001-2002. I also was a part-time on-air talent for WWVZ/WWZZ (Z104) in Washington, D.C. from 2002-2003. In 2003, I moved to the Washington, D.C. area, where I began part-time at WARW (94.7 The Arrow) in late 2003. From there, I moved up to full-time night jock, and later OM of WTGB (now WIAD). In addition, I was PD of “HFS” on 94.7 HD-2 from 2009-2011.

After a brief period as PD of WHFS-A 1580 in DC, I spent nearly a year at WFLS in Fredericksburg, VA and worked at Total Traffic Network in D.C.

Missing my hometown, I moved back to Hampton Roads back in 2014. I returned to the company where it all started for me, Max Media, in February 2015, as a weekend and fill-in part-timer for 97.3 The Eagle, and occasionally on our sister stations!

I love the Redskins, NASCAR, Langley Speedway, and photography.

Summer is just around the corner, and so are dog swim trunks!

Along with your sunglasses, suntan lotion, beach towels and flip flops, you can now pack swim trunks for your dog, and a matching pair for you! The shorts are from a company called Kove, a company that recycles plastic bottles into fabric to make clothes, so less waste makes it to our beaches and oceans.…

Mike Fisher Has Loving Birthday Message for his wife: Carrie Underwood

Carrie celebrated her 36th birthday on Sunday, and her biggest fan, husband Mike Fisher, was not about to let the occasion go by without a social media callout.   View this post on Instagram   Happy birthday babe! You’re an incredible wife and mom! Us boys are so grateful for you! Love you lots. A post…

Eli Young Band set to release their Greatest Hits on March 29th.

The 14-track collection, titled This is Eli Young Band, will contain 14 tracks. Which song are you happiest made the record?! #thisisEliYoungBand pic.twitter.com/QPeOMSDK3k — Eli Young Band (@EliYoungBand) March 1, 2019 You can see the complete track listing, and more details on the upcoming release here.

Grandma Floats Away on Iceberg!

A grandma from Texas had to be rescued off the shore of Iceland when she floated away on an iceberg. Texas grandma poses for photo on iceberg, floats away https://t.co/CUorEb3Ocg — Houston Chronicle (@HoustonChron) March 2, 2019 ABC News has the whole story.

The Property Brothers Make HOW MUCH Every Year?

Drew and Jonathan Scott seem to be on half of the shows on HGTV and it turns out it’s earned them a half a billion dollars! The identical twin brothers and hosts of HGTV’s hit Property Brothers franchise reportedly topped half a billion dollars in sales in 2018, according to their cover story in the…

It’s All in A Name!

This may come as no surprise, but some country artists are not who they say they are. Some artists change their names to make them more simple to pronounce or remember, while others opt to keep their families out of the spotlight. Sometimes a middle name could have a better ring to it than a…

One day before his SNL appearance, Thomas Rhett releases his new single

He’ll be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live on March 2, but is releasing his new single “Look What God Gave Her” the day before. He couldn’t wait to share it with his fans on Friday, so he teased the single a bit early on social media: View this post on Instagram “LOOK WHAT…

The Mullet is coming back!

You can call Morgan Wallen a trendsetter…sort of. He’s rockin’ the mullet, for now. “For now, yeah. Cutoff flannel and a mullet,” Wallen told CMT. “That’s what I’m rolling with. If you see me onstage, that’s what it’s gonna be!” he said with a laugh. View this post on Instagram When they say they don’t…

Chris Lane has found his “Take Back Home Girl”

He tells PEOPLE that his girlfriend Lauren Bushnell is ‘100 Percent’ an inspiration for his new music. He raved about the Bachelor alum, whom he’s been dating for four months, telling PEOPLE that she’s been a source of songwriting inspiration. “I’m definitely in a different headspace than I’ve been in a long time because of this…

Maren Morris shares the track listing for “Girl” on social media

She shared the back of the album art on Twitter on Wednesday, letting fans know her second album is coming in “two weeks.” two weeks… 💕 #GIRL pic.twitter.com/3eeeXhSWLh — MAREN MORRIS (@MarenMorris) February 20, 2019 She announced the new album earlier this month. You can get the full scoop here.

Jason Aldean Back At Work On A New Album

Aldean confirmed this on Tuesday, posting a photo to Instagram noting that he’s in the studio currently “working on a new album” It’s a busy time for Jason Aldean, as he and wife Brittany just recently welcomed a new baby (daughter Navy). Fresh off his nomination for “Entertainer of the Year” at this years ACM…

Zac Brown’s working on a new album. This one is personal.

The new album, as yet untitled, is going to be more personal, and more exploratory. Speaking to Billboard recently, Zac Brown commented, “There’s some songs that are so personal and so real that some of them I couldn’t even imagine having to play six months ago when we were writing them. There’s some songs that…

Looking for a new career? Professional cuddling may be for you!

So called “professional cuddlers” are booking clients across the nation as an alternative, or additional, method to traditional therapy. You cuddle or hug your kids, your significant other, your dog or cat, even your stuffed animals. But did you know you could make up to $100 an hour cuddling strangers? Obviously not a gig for…

Thomas Rhett to debut new music on “Saturday Night Live”

Thomas Rhett will be the musical guest, joining host John Mulaney for the episode on March 2nd. He took to Instagram along with his daughter Willa Gray to make the announcement:   View this post on Instagram   Playing NEW MUSIC out 3/1 on @nbcsnl on 3/2 <— how is that sentence even real!? #SNL…

More about Miranda’s Wedding, and her new husband!

He’s a police officer and  a new dad! Who is Miranda Lambert’s New Husband Brendan McLoughlin? Miranda surprised fans on Saturday with the news that not only was she in a new relationship, but had gotten married in a secret ceremony. “In honor of Valentine’s Day I wanted to share some news. I met the…

Is Keith Urban Working on New Music?

Instagram post by Keith Urban shows him in a studio, spotlighting a microphone and a thumbs-up (presumably from Urban himself). Fans of Keith Urban were no doubt delighted to see his Instagram post this week, showing him in a studio, in front of a microphone, with a thumbs up, and a caption “New Music?” View…

Why Kane Brown covers non-country songs in concert

In between his hits like “Heaven” and “Lose It,” Kane Brown has been doing some non-country covers on his first ever tour. You’ll hear him play everything from Sean Kingston to Marshmello on his Live Forever Tour, and he wants people to know the reason why. “I really do that for the people who don’t listen to…

3 Reasons You Might Hate Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is not for everybody, if you resist the call of Cupid, here may be why: Everyone knows that February 14th is the day of chocolate, roses and cards. But not everyone embraces the holiday. Almost half of Americans describe Valentine’s Day as “overrated, while another 43% call it “romantic.” According to the folks…

Planning a romantic dinner out on Valentine’s Day? Make a reservation now!

Restaurant Reservations Spike 433% on Valentine’s Day According to the article from the folks at restaurantdive.com, restaurant reservations will double before Valentine’s Day, and sales on the actual date will jump by some 43%. Reservations will be 433% more than the usual reservations on a Thursday. Read the full article here.

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Deadly Combo

I came into work today and these were in my mailbox. Not sure what my takeaway is on this? Some show prep in “Deadly Combo: Toxic gas and confined space?”

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