Blake Hayes

Blake Hayes

I feel like one of the luckiest guys in the world.  I mean, not to rub it in, but when I go to “work” I get to hang out with friends, talk to other friends on the phone, and listen to music.  (And we get PAID for this!  Outrageous, isn’t it?!)

Radio is something I’ve always wanted to do — after I realized a career in magic wasn’t gonna pan out.  (Yes, performing as a magician was my first job.)

After playing radio at home with Radio Shack gadgets accumulated over several birthdays and Christmases, I eventually weaseled my way into the REAL studios at KC101 in nearby New Haven, CT and started interning before I eventually got hired.

Then it was off to school at Emerson College in Boston, followed by New York for a few years, and most recently a two-year stint in Houston, Texas.  Though I left a lot of great friends behind there, I’m so happy to be back in New England!  (Snow at Christmas time!  Beautiful summers!)

Personally, I’m single, gay, and have a cute (and occasionally trouble-making) rescue dog named Oscar.  He got his name because he was found in a trash can, and only gets grouchy when he doesn’t get enough attention, and chews stuff he clearly knows he’s NOT supposed to.  Like Eva, I’m a big supporter of rescuing pets in need of good homes.

Aside from pets, children’s hospitals, MS bike rides, the food bank, and HIV/AIDS service organizations, I’m also very passionate about LGBT issues and finally achieving full equality (we’re almost there!).  I consider it my responsibility to be a sounding board for anyone struggling with coming out or accepting themselves for who they are, whether they’re 14 or 40.  I love being gay.  It isn’t always easier, but sometimes challenges make you a better, stronger person, right?  I’m always available for advice, or just to listen if you’re having trouble with your family, or friends, or at school.

It really does get better.  I’m living proof!!  I have a job I love going to (even at 3am!), with my coworker and new friend Eva, living in a beautiful city, in a state that celebrates equality, with my supportive family just down the road in Connecticut.

I’m so happy to be a part of your morning, and my Coast 93.1 family!!!

 

Email Blake

Latest Headlines

yesterday in Entertainment

This weekend in entertainment history

elvis

A look back on the Hollywood headlines of days gone by.

Friday in Viral Videos

When a brother loses a bet

Dance Bet

A guy loses a bet to his younger brother and must dance on a busy street corner for 30 minutes. What happens next is amazing.

Friday in Entertainment

REVIEW: Johnny Depp and crew fail at ‘Transcendence’

This image released by Warner Brothers Pictures shows Johnny Depp in a scene from the sci-fi thriller "Transcendence."

Johnny Depp falls short of greatness in his latest film, but at least it's not "Lone Ranger."

Friday in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: 50 most frustrating video game moments

Video Games Sonic

Playing video games can be fun, into you run into one of these situations!

Friday in Music

John Legend to produce his first movie

johnlegend

The singer will be the executive producer of a new documentary-style dance drama.