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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Kansas City Radio Personality Mike Murphy Dies


In Kansas City's 'Golden Days' of radio- we were fortunate enough to have such colorful radio personalities as Mike Murphy.


We have lost Mike- as he passed away at his home Wednesday evening due to a stroke at the age of 71.



Services have been scheduled next Monday at the McGilley State Line Chapel at 12301 State Line with visitation beginning around 4 p.m. and a memorial service at 5:30 p.m..


Ole Irishman Mike was on Kansas City radio from the 1960's until 2004- when he retired.

Heard locally on AM stations KMBC (now KMBZ) and KCMO- 'Murph' was one of those responsible for resurrecting the tradition of Kansas City's St. Patrick's Day parades  back in 1973.


Now K.C. has one of America's largest St. Paddy's Day parades- but this year's won't be the same without one of the founders- and certainly one of the most colorful radio personalities this town has ever- or will ever hear.



Raising a mug of Irish brew and singing one last round of




 "Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral,

Too-ra-loo-ra-li,



Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral,



Hush, now don't you cry!"






Goodbye you old Irishman Mike Murphy....
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3 comments:

Superdave said...

Kansas City has lost another great icon.

It saddens me to see those who we have shared a huge part of our lives with disappearing one by one every time we turn around.

Good bye Mike and may your Irish eyes always be smiling.

Groucho K. Marx said...

Not only THAT...

But it reminds us how OLD we're getting.

Superdave said...

You just had to go there with the age thing didn't you?