“On behalf of everyone at Beat 102-103, I wish to extend our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues of well-known WLR FM Sports broadcaster Kevin Casey. Kevin passed away peacefully on Tuesday January 3rd after finally losing his hard fought battle with cancer.
Since just last October, Kevin was a national radio award winner. He deservedly received the industry accolade for a powerfully honest documentary he so sensitively produced about the mental health struggles experienced by renowned Waterford GAA player Maurice Shanahan.
A happy memory we’ll all treasure is the sheer delight in Kevin’s face, the night of the national awards ceremony, when his name was announced as the winner. Everyone from Beat and WLR immediately jumped to our feet with delight; such is the strong connection between the two stations located at the Broadcast Centre, Ardkeen Waterford.
In addition to his obvious broadcasting talents, Kevin was also an all-round lovely guy. Kevin’s handsome, devilish smirk will be sorely missed by us all at the Broadcast Centre.
Our thoughts are with his wife Marguerite, children Paul, Mark and James, Kevin’s mum, dad, siblings and many extended relatives and friends. Our thoughts are also with everyone at WLR FM who are still grieving the recent loss of their WLR FM stalwart, Deise AM presenter Billy McCarthy. To lose one colleague is heart breaking but to lose two so close together is exceptionally difficult. Ar Dheis de go raibh a anam” – Gabrielle Cummins CEO Beat 102-103.