It was with great sadness that we heard yesterday of the death of WLR FM's Sport Broadcaster Kevin Casey.“On behalf of everyone at Learning Waves we wish to extend our deepest sympathies to Kevin's family, friends and colleagues in WLR FM and Beat". Kevin passed away peacefully on Tuesday January 3rd after finally losing his hard fought battle with cancer.
Since just last October, Kevin was a national radio award winner. He deservedly received the industry accolade for a powerfully honest documentary he so sensitively produced about the mental health struggles experienced by renowned Waterford GAA player Maurice Shanahan.
Speaking about his passing, CEO from Beat, Gabrielle Cummins said, "a happy memory we’ll all treasure is the sheer delight in Kevin’s face, the night of the national awards ceremony, when his name was announced as the winner. Everyone from Beat and WLR immediately jumped to our feet with delight; such is the strong connection between the two stations located at the Broadcast Centre, Ardkeen Waterford.
In addition to his obvious broadcasting talents, Kevin was also an all-round lovely guy. Kevin’s handsome, devilish smirk will be sorely missed by us all at the Broadcast Centre.
Our thoughts are with his wife Marguerite, children Paul, Mark and James, Kevin’s mum, dad, siblings and many extended relatives and friends. Our thoughts are also with everyone at WLR FM who are still grieving the recent loss of their WLR FM stalwart, Deise AM presenter Billy McCarthy. To lose one colleague is heart breaking but to lose two so close together is exceptionally difficult. Ar Dheis de go raibh a anam” – Gabrielle Cummins CEO Beat 102-103.
Source : www.beat102103.com/news