Remembering Connie Kellie, Beloved West Michigan Radio Personality
We're sad to share the news that our friend and coworker, Connie Kellie, passed away on Monday, January 4, 2021 after a short battle with liver cancer.
Connie is survived by her husband, Dan; their lovable fur-baby, Kevin; and her long time on-air partner and dear friend, Fish. She will be missed by all of us here at Mix 95-7.
Connie joined our team here at Mix 95-7 in October 2012, and has been a beloved member of our community every since.
Connie grew up in Waterford, Mich. and then went on to attend Central Michigan University.
In her 20-plus years in radio, Connie worked in Mt. Pleasant, Lansing, Jackson, Miss., Omaha, Neb., Madison, Wisc., Milwaukee, Wisc. and then found her way back to Michigan. She was honored in 2019 with a Gracie Award by the Alliance of Women In Media for her broadcasting excellence.
Over 25 years ago, this incredible, smart and strong woman allowed me the opportunity to be a part of her radio career. Our journey will not only be with those who were touched by her immense talent, but engraved in my heart. Thank you, Connie, for this adventure. I look forward to the day we meet again.
Connie will be missed by so many in the area as her infectious laugh touched so many people throughout her life.
It was Connie's wish that in lieu of flowers, contributions in her name be made the the Make-A-Wish foundation.
On-air remembrances of Connie will air throughout the week on Mix 95-7.
At this time, due to COVID-19 restrictions, there is no public service or memorial planned.
We (and you) all loved Connie and will miss her terribly.
There was this thing that Connie did, that all of us saw. She doodled as she thought and as she talked. Her doodles were always hearts. This showed up on her pool cover a few days ago, and when Dan showed it to her, she said, "Yeah, that was me!"
See photos and videos of some of our favorite times with Connie below.
Remembering Connie Kellie
These photos of Connie were shared by her friends and family:
Connie's weird bathroom story:
That time that Connie perfectly impersonated Fish chasing his wife:
And, in honor of Connie's love of QVC, that time that she ordered Thanksgiving dinner on QVC: