KCMO-A/Kansas City Morning News Anchor Dennis Rooney Dies
July 28, 2016 at 4:03 AM (PT)
Condolences to friends, family, and colleagues of longtime KANSAS CITY radio news anchor DENNIS ROONEY, who died WEDNESDAY (7/27) after a two-year battle with cancer. ROONEY was most recently Morning News Anchor at CUMULUS News-Talk KCMO-A-K279BI/KANSAS CITY and previously served as News Director/Anchor for UNION BROADCASTING and as News and Public Affairs Director at WKRQ (Q102)/CINCINNATI.
MIDWEST Regional VP DONNA BAKER said, "For nearly twenty years, thousands of KC radio listeners have listened to and loved DENNIS ROONEY. His brilliant writing and trusted voice as news anchor, combined with his signature quick wit made him a legendary on-air personality beloved by listeners and team members alike. Our deepest condolences to his family. DENNIS will be greatly missed but never forgotten."
In a note to CUMULUS/KANSAS CITY staff,OM LANCE TIDWELL wrote, "The amazing thing about DENNIS ROONEY is that so many people, listeners alike, didn’t realize that DENNIS had been battling cancer for years. He came in before the sun came up and did his job flawlessly like the consummate professional he was, day after day after day and never complained-- Laughing and carrying on with (morning host) ROB (CARSON) and (producer) JARED (CARTER) through the difficult treatments right up to the day he no longer could. DENNIS showed unbelievable courage and strength through a fight for his life and was an inspiration to all of us who worked with him."
Memorial donations may be made in ROONEY's name to TURNER HOUSE CHILDREN'S CLINIC.