Steve Kerrigan of "Kerrigan & Christopher" Dies of Multiple Myeloma
Steve Kerrigan, who rose to radio fame as part of "Kerrigan & Christopher" at WTUE in Dayton lost his battle with Multiple Myeloma Monday. Steve, along with partner Chris Geisen, brought rating success and national notoriety to the station during their 1986-1999 run as a morning show team that displayed a knack for cutting edge humor and headline grabbing stunts.
Steve later worked with Nancy Wilson at WHKO-FM before going on leave due to his illness in May 2010. He is survived by his wife, Monique, five children, his mother, two brothers and a sister. Services are pending. Fans and colleagues can post their memories and condolences on their Facebook Page.
Dave Brewer of the Pollack Media Group said "we worked with WTUE for years and Kerrigan & Christopher were a huge part of the success that terrific heritage rock station had during that time. I found Steve not only funny but fun to work with as well. My thoughts and prayers are with his family."
Radio Ink Magazine VP/GM Deborah Parenti was VP/General Manager of American Radio Systems with Steve Kerrigan. She said "i
Multiple myeloma is cancer of the plasma cells in bone marrow. Plasma cells help the body's immune system fight disease by producing proteins called antibodies. In multiple myeloma, plasma cells grow out of control in the bone marrow and form tumors in the areas of solid bone. The growth of these bone tumors makes it harder for the bone marrow to make red blood cells, white blood cells, and plateletss. This causes anemia, which makes a person more likely to get infections and have abnormal bleeding.
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