Saturday, February 11th, 1967, a barely out of his pre-teens Jim Kerr walked into WYNZ in Ypsilanti, Michigan, and the rest, as they say, is history. Just 7 years later, he became the youngest person to ever host a morning radio show in NYC. And he's been a fixture on our dial ever since.
Yesterday, thanks to the incredible generosity of our colleague Elvis Duran, a very intimate party was thrown in his honor to celebrate his amazing career.
The phrase heard over and over, "But wait. There's more.", as the praise and presents were heaped on Jim.
Like the Golden Microphone. There are only 3 others in existence. Elvis has one. Rush Limbaugh has one. And Ryan Seacrest. They don't just give these out to everybody.
Then Shelli, who walked into Jim's studio, introducing herself as his new news person 40 years ago this year, presented Jim with a signed letter from a friend of the show, who went on to something huge.
Besides his family in attendance, the moment that brought Jim to tears: this video.