aka The HillBilly Hoot!

Honor Veterans Radio was established in 2012 with one simple mission in mind: to bring the best music to the coolest listeners. Today, Honor Veterans Radio is one of the best stations. With its incomparable radio shows and talented staff, it’s quickly gaining a great rep across the country.

Born in Hamilton, Ohio, Earl "LeeBird" Hayes is a U.S. Navy veteran of the Beirut conflict in the early 1980s, and was stationed aboard the U.S.S. SAMPSON DDG-10 out of Mayport, Fla. Upon discharge from the service in 1984, Hayes began developing his career in charity work and event planning. By holding several events for the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Association, he was able to raise a significant amount of money, over the span of 10 years, to be donated to the M.D.A. telethon. Working with the M.D.A. enabled Hayes to learn valuable event planning skills. From 1995 till 2005, he drove a semi, hauling local freight in and around the Southwest Ohio area.

Hayes graduated with high honors from the Ohio/Illinois Centers for Broadcasting. With this new education, he formed Honor Veterans Radio, a fully licensed internet radio station, which can be heard at www.honorveteransradio.us.

Personal Endorsements:


"Wayne Barker Jr. - VettzBand"

2). I've known Earl since our early school days. His determination and dedication to his goals and tasks haven't changed. He gets everyone involved for a common good. He's definitely a "people person" and works well one-on-one and in group settings.

"Michael Newland - Attorney"

3). Earl is a true professional and one person that knows how to get the job done. He is a huge veteran supporter and is involved in his community 110%. He would be a huge asset to anyone in his field of expertise.

"Focus Dynamics Consulting (Robert Brandt)"

4). Great guy to work with motivated, driven and an inspiration.

"Roderick Rotzien: - Techwarrior Technologies" 

5). Hoot is a greatest dj! He makes the radio fun!"

"Cynthia Michaels"

6). Good guy on a good mission, 'nuff said."

"Glenn Horowitz"

7). Earl is one of the most sincere people I know. He always puts others before himself. He is a staunch supporter of our military, He has many goals in life, achieving many of them and continues to do what needs to be done each day. I salute my friend, veteran and a man I call brother. God bless Earl. Continue the great work you're doing!

"Laurie Mcgratty"

8). Earl is extremely motivated. He is constantly coming up with new ideas. His ideas encompass everything from marketing to attract listeners and across the board to resolving detailed technical issues. He is also a great listener and open to new ideas and enjoys others' input. Earl is passionate about what he does and takes great pride in maintaining a flawless reputation. His shows also reflect his creativity in maintaining a captive audience and keeping them entertained so they will return again and again.

"Alisa De Ortiz

9). I have yet to "meet" anyone on Facebook who has captured my attention quite so quickly, and instantly became a fan. He is one of the most motivated, innovative people around. His ideas seem to take on a life of their own. In addition, his intense, personal feelings seem to match up with so many - Having been a business owner myself, I would not hesitate to hand the reins of marketing over to him. He is basically "A Good Ole Boy" with success written all over him. It is an honor and a blessing to know that this man will always have your back.

"Dee Cordell"

10). He is a determined, hard worker. When he sets goals, he strives to reach and surpass them. Earl works well with others with similar interests and goals."

"Michael Newland"

11. Earl has the unique ability to listen to his client's ideas and unite those with his ideas and past experiences. I have personally observed his radio style grow into a personality whose exhibits genuine excitement and interest unlike many highly paid "radio personalities" on the commercial stations. Overall, is committed to the cause, a great organizer and most importantly, an honorable person to work with.

"Scott Fowler"

Dragon China owner's legacy:

A loving network of friends who felt like family

Feiyun "Peter" Ni died March 20 in a car crash.

Posted: 12:10 AM, Mar 27, 2019


Updated: 1:03 AM, Mar 27, 2019


By: Kristen Swilley

TRENTON, Ohio — Feiyun Ni, known to most in Trenton as Peter, welcomed every customer to Dragon China restaurant as though they were a long-lost friend.

“The place just glowed with warmth and happiness,” Honor Veterans Radio owner Earl Hayes said Tuesday night. “You weren’t a customer. You were a person. You were human. You were family.”

His sudden death in a March 20 crash left that far-reaching family stunned. Flowers and signs quickly accumulated beneath the notice of temporary closure on the restaurant’s front door. As the community processes its grief, members like Hayes hope they can show Ni’s real family — wife Zhen Ni and five children — the same love he showed the entire town of Trenton.

“It’s like the light is dimmed in Trenton,” Hayes said. “We’re going to make sure it doesn’t go all the way out.”

He’ll be broadcasting live from an April 2 benefit for the surviving members of the Ni family, he said. Domino’s Pizza plans to host the event, and 50 percent of every purchase will be donated to the Nis.

Feiyun Ni emigrated to the United States from his birthplace in Fuzhou, China, and created Dragon China in a building that had once been a gas station. He married Zhen Ni shortly after the restaurant’s founding; according to his obituary, the couple had been married for 16 years at the time of his death.

He was 39 years old.

“When I found out, it was extremely hard,” Domino’s manager Aaron Giannamore said. “When I opened the messages that said he had just got into a car accident, I actually began to cry.”

Despite his grief, he, Hayes and others who loved Ni hope they can keep his spirit alive as they figure out what comes next.

“He treated people with utmost respect," Hayes said. "Now, it’s time we stepped in those shoes."

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