All it took was a 2nd grade field trip to WWJ, Detroit for Jim Kerr to know what he wanted to do with his life. He began his career at age 14 in Ypsilanti, Michigan and has been on the air ever since.
After working at stations in Howell and Ann Arbor Michigan, Kerr joined WORJ, a progressive rock station in Orlando, Florida. At 18, he returned to his hometown and joined the airstaff of WKNR, Detroit. At 19, he served as morning host at WDAI, Chicago, at 20 he moved to the legendary WLS, and when he was 21, he became New York’s youngest morning show host at WPLJ. Kerr has been the morning show host on six NYC stations, most notably 15 years at WPLJ and as of 2018, 15 years at WAXQ.
Active for decades in civic and charitable affairs, in 2018 he was a 32-year board member of HeartShare Human Services of New York and a member of the board of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. He’s also a Vice President of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.
Kerr is the longest running morning radio personality in NYC history.