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
Hush, now don't you cry!"