MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Broadcaster Kay Murray, long-time co-host of Morgantown AM on WAJR, will be missed on the airwaves by countless Monongalia County leaders.
Murray hosted her final Morgantown AM with a two hour show filled with colleagues, family and friends Friday, April 10.
She heads into retirement, after a 37 year radio career, with well wishes from county commissioners.
They honored her for her professionalism and community service over the last 3 decades during Wednesday’s commission meeting.
“When I talk about the heart and soul of Morgantown and Monongalia County, I can’t think of any better person than when I look at you, Kay,” said commission president Tom Bloom before handing her a certification of appreciation.
Bloom said, “You have done something special for this community. Not just for what people sometimes do for a job for themselves, but you have done for this community. Your legacy will live on.”
The Westover native, married 52 years, raised her son and daughter in Morgantown. She’s broadcast the results of city and county elections since 1980 and is often called on for public service announcements by the region’s non profit agencies.
“Congratulations on your retirement. I’m sure you’ll remain very active in the community, and we’ll be calling on you,” added Eldon Callen, Monongalia County Commissioner.
Murray hosted shows featuring commissioners and sheriff’s officials as regular guests over the years.
At Wednesday’s commission meeting, Sheriff Al Kisner and Chief Deputy Perry Palmer also honored Kay with a certificate of appreciation.
It read, “Presented to Kay Murray, WAJR Radio Personality, for your 37 years of unequaled integrity, news and dedication to your community and listening audience.”