Mike Hayes

Mike Hayes has been the morning voice on WIZM-AM in La Crosse for more than 35 years. In that time, he’s interviewed thousands of people as part of his effort to serve the people of the La Crosse area.

Mike is known for his gift of gab and his willingness to talk to anyone about anything and keeping his audience informed about what’s going on in the world. He is credited with connecting his audience with a great diversity of interview subjects and viewpoints from his guests. He is also known for allowing a wide range of opinions on the air and interview subjects say Mike treats them fairly.

Generations of WIZM listeners have learned about government, activism, services, and local businesses through Mike and his morning show.

In a true sign of his dedication to La Crosse, Mike was married, live on the air, on a riverboat, the La Crosse Queen, on the Mississippi River.

Active in the community, Mike is also involved with the Pump House Regional Arts Center, serving on that board and also the board of the local chapter of Big Brothers, Big Sisters. He is involved in local community projects and station initiatives, like Freedom Honor Flight.

Mike is described as consistently honest, forthright, and sincere in his efforts to provide an informative show for his audience.

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