Pat Hayes

September 14, 1938 - January 3, 2017

In Memoriam

Patricia "Pat" V. Hayes began at KMUW in 1978 as the sole development person, which makes her KMUW’s longest employee. She was our Membership Director and served the radio station loyally for 38 years.

We are saddened by her passing and are grateful for our time with her. We'll miss Pat's big smile and faithful personality, especially during pledge drive.

Pat earned a bachelor’s degree in speech communication from the Municipal University in Wichita (WSU), and a master’s in theatre arts from the University of Kansas. After completing her B.A., Pat taught English, speech, drama and debate at Goddard High School. She has served as the special education principal at the Institute of Logopedics and was a speech lecturer for several years at WSU. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Lance Hayes.

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Chandra Stauffer

On the heels of her 68th pledge drive, KMUW’s member services coordinator Pat Hayes was honored with the WSU President’s Distinguished Service Award.

Her first day was Nov. 13, 1978 and she was with KMUW for the rest of her career.

Then-Morning Edition host Frank Dudgeon interviewed Pat about her history with the station and how things changed throughout the years.

  This story originally aired on June 14, 2012.

Many KMUW milestones have come and gone since the beginning of Wichita Public Radio on April 26, 1949. This summer you helped us celebrate the station's 65th birthday at our 7th Fill Your Mug event at the Eaton Venue.

History Of The KMUW Pledge Drives

Jun 14, 2012
Chandra Stauffer

On the heels of her 68th pledge drive, KMUW’s member services coordinator Pat Hayes was honored with the WSU President’s Distinguished Service Award.

Her first day was Nov. 13, 1978 and has been with KMUW ever since.

Frank Dudgeon interviewed Pat about her history with the station and how things have changed throughout the years.