KGO-A/KSFO OM Kevin Metheny Passes
October 3, 2014 at 8:55 PM (PT)
Tragic news out of the BAY AREA: Sources confirm to ALL ACCESS that CUMULUS Talk KGO-A and KSFO/SAN FRANCISCO OM KEVIN METHENY has passed away from an apparent heart attack. He was 60.
METHENY, son of radio veteran TERRELL METHENY, began his career at KWHP/EDMOND, OK and WKY-A/OKLAHOMA CITY. His extensive resumé included stints at KJR-A and KISW/SEATTLE, WZZD-A/PHILADELPHIA, WXKX/PITTSBURGH, WEFM and WGN-A/CHICAGO, KSLQ/ST. LOUIS, WNBC-A/NEW YORK, KTKS/DALLAS, KFRC-A-F/SAN FRANCISCO, KQOL/MINNEAPOLIS, CLEAR CHANNEL/JACOR's JACKSONVILLE and CLEVELAND clusters, and more, including consultancies. He moved from CUMULUS News-Talk WJR-A/DETROIT to KGO-A and KSFO-A in JUNE.
CUMULUS EVP/Programming and Content JOHN DICKEY has issued a statement on behalf of the company saying, "KEVIN METHENY's sudden passing this afternoon is a devastating personal and professional loss for his broadcasting family at CUMULUS, and for the entire radio industry. KEVIN was a legendary broadcasting talent who touched many lives in his remarkable 44-year career, and whose successes made an indelible mark on radio. His reputation and accomplishments are simply unparalleled and we are grateful for having had the opportunity to work with him as PD of WJR in DETROIT and most recently, as Operations Manager of KGO and KSFO in SAN FRANCISCO. His CUMULUS family extends our deepest sympathies to KEVIN's loved ones. We will miss him profoundly."