Murray had an unlikely entry into radio, according to MetroNews.com. In the late ’70s, Kay decided to return to the workforce after raising her two children. She started at WAJR 37 years ago as a receptionist. When a talk show position opened up, then-general manager Dale Miller pushed Kay for the job.
Kay was stunned with the offer, but agreed to at least give it a try. The rest, as they say, is history.
Kay had no formal radio training, but she had other qualities that were far more important. She grew up in Morgantown and knew the community. She was warm with an easy laugh, but not a pushover.
Through the years, Kay had several different co-hosts—Carl Becker, Bill Nevin, Jim Stallings—but Kay was the constant. She became synonymous with the show, and with radio in Morgantown. The last two weeks have been filled with well-wishes, on-air and off, from so many people.
WAJR is airing a special two-hour Morgantown AM with a series of special guests to give her an appropriate send-off.