Herb Day, the longtime local radio personality and entertainer, is hosting a release party Saturday for a new CD called, “God’s House,” featuring his performances of gospel songs, many of which he wrote.
The party will be from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Ponderosa Banquet Center in Hillsboro. Light refreshments will be served, and live music will be performed throughout the afternoon.
Day and his wife Patty are heavily involved in their church, Southside Praise and Worship on SR 247, and in an interview last year with The Times-Gazette, Day said gospel music has become his focus in recent years.
He said that after years of not being motivated to write music, he had recently experienced a flood of inspiration to pen gospel songs and he was preparing to record a new CD. The fruits of those labors became “God’s House.”
After 25 years – interspersed with various detours – Day left Hillsboro’s Buckeye Country/WSRW radio station last year after a career there that began back in 1975. The longtime on-air personality, program director and salesman went into business for himself as a commercial voiceover artist and producer, working from a newly-created home studio.
The Days recently relocated from a family farm south of Hillsboro to a home just north of town, where Day installed a state-of-the-art studio that allows him to produce voiceovers for clients across the country, thanks to the Internet and digital technology.
Day will also be performing at The Times-Gazette’s Salt Homemakers Show on April 27, where his CD will be available, with a few being awarded as door prizes.