In Memory of Personal Friend, and Talk Radio Legend, Jerry Hughes.
Listen to all three hours of the Liberty RoundTable on-air Radio Memorial Tribute to Jerry Hughes here (recorded live Jun. 4th, 2012):
Contributers include: Sam Bushman, Curt Crosby, Larry Pratt, Kay Reetz, Donnald Morse, Michael Crose, Jay Harrison, Jannett from Lakeland, Ed Shiflett, Scott Allen, Lynne Breidenbach, Charles Collins, Jim Babka, Arlene Brown, Joel Vincent, Roger Fredinburg, Wyatt Cox, and Paul Gonzalez.
Jerry Richard Hughes, 62 of Lakeland, died June 1, 2012 due to heart failure. Jerry was born May 17, 1950 in Huntsville, AL to Hugh and Mary (McCullough) Hughes, Sr. and moved to Lakeland in 1973 coming from Forest, MS. Jerry began his radio career at the age of 4 and owned Radio Station WWAB 1330AM. Jerry was best known for his nationally syndicated radio show Straight Talk which could be heard Monday through Friday 2-5pm on the Accent Radio Network. Jerry was formerly known as radio personality “Brother Love” in the 1970s on WWAB. In the mid 90s, Jerry founded the “Monday Night Group” here in Lakeland – a group of concerned citizens who discussed political topics each and every Monday for over a decade. Jerry is preceded in death by his mother, Mary. He is survived by his wife, Vicki; his son, Richard (Shannon) Hughes of Lakeland; his father, Hugh (Pam) Hughes, Sr. of Lakeland; his sister, June Crousore of Arden, NC ; his grandson, Gavin Hughes of Lakeland and his canine buddy, Panzer. Friends will be received Monday from 6-8 pm at the Lakeland Funeral Home where funeral services will be held 10am Tuesday. Burial will take place in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Plant City.