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Aaron Hay

Announcer/Producer

Aaron Hay hails from the suburbs of Kansas City and he took an unconventional route to KBIA. His love of music, however, has always been constant. From car rides with family and oldies sing-a-longs to trips to Peaches for LPs with Dad to buying that cherished first cassette tape (R.E.M.'s Document, for the curious). Aaron has always had a voracious appetite for new sounds.

Following a career in phlebotomy and retail management, Aaron (with some not so gentle nudging from his then girlfriend and now wife, Amy) began volunteering at a local community radio station in October of 2005. His love of radio has done nothing but grow since that day.

Aaron is now an-air host and audio producer for many of KBIA and Classical 90.5's shows including Paul Pepper, Views of the News, Global Journalist and Mizzou Music. He is rarely seen around the office without his trusty Kansas City Royals ball cap and a coffee in his hand.

  • As the COVID-19 delta variant rips through Missouri and Arkansas, the Biden administration and Facebook trade barbs over who is to blame for low vaccination rates. Also, using spyware to hack journalists’ phones, information blackouts in Cuba, and the ethics of using a deep fake to bring Anthony Bourdain’s words to life. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
  • The Mississippi River Basin Ag and Water Desk promises a fresh approach to covering agriculture, water and climate issues across more than 20 states. We’ll talk about what makes this innovative partnership unique, and how it will serve local communities. Also, the latest chapter in the space race, getting ready for the Olympic games, and consumer choice drives this year’s summer blockbuster hits. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Ron Kelley: Views of the News.
  • Acclaimed #journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones has accepted a faculty position at Howard University as the School’s inaugural Knight Chair in Race and Journalism. Also, mixed reaction to Bill Cosby’s release from prison and prosecuting those who attacked journalists during the January 6 Capitol riot. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
  • Acclaimed #journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones has accepted a faculty position at Howard University as the School’s inaugural Knight Chair in Race and Journalism. Also, mixed reaction to Bill Cosby’s release from prison and prosecuting those who attacked journalists during the January 6 Capitol riot. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
  • A newspaper trade association has come out against a proposed ban on menthol cigarettes in Washington, D.C. What’s the connection between the National Newspaper Publishers Association, law enforcement and Big Tobacco? Also, UNC-Chapel Hill’s Board of Trustees grants tenure to Nikole Hannah-Jones, covering the building collapse in suburban Miami, and landmark decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
  • A newspaper trade association has come out against a proposed ban on menthol cigarettes in Washington, D.C. What’s the connection between the National Newspaper Publishers Association, law enforcement and Big Tobacco? Also, UNC-Chapel Hill’s Board of Trustees reconsiders tenure for Nikole Hannah-Jones, covering the building collapse in suburban Miami, and landmark decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.Update: Following the taping of this program, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees voted to grant tenure to Nikole Hannah-Jones. Read more from Kate Murphy and Martha Quillin at the Charlotte News and Observer.
  • Tennis star Naomi Osaka’s decision to withdraw from the French Open rather than be contractually obligated to speak to reporters sparked interesting conversation about an athlete’s responsibility to the media. Are sports reporters too aggressive with athletes – especially after a losses? Also, leaked documents show how little the ultra-rich pay in income tax, and ransomware attacks on media organizations. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
  • NBC says it won’t broadcast the Golden Globe Awards in 2022, responding to on-going controversies surrounding the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Is another network likely to pick it up, or could this be the beginning of the end for the annual awards event? Also, the Justice Department seizure of reporters’ telephone and email records, a new executive editor at the Washington Post, and Facebook’s latest attempt to stop the spread of misinformation. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
  • The Washington Post, New York Times and NBC News all retracted false claims reported about Rudy Giuliani. How do three of the nation’s most reputable news…
  • Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted of the murder of George Floyd. On this week’s episode of Views of the News, a look…