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Radio programming veteran Kris Kelley was found dead in her Philadelphia apartment late last week. She was a program director and on-air personality, who spent 15 years at Clear Channel Chicago.
Kelley first came to Chicago in March 2007, joining WGCI-FM as a program director and part-time on-air personality. At one point, she was the program director for the top-rated morning show hosted by “Crazy” Howard McGee.
In October 2015, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Chicago announced that Kelley had been given the role of double program director, where she oversaw both WGCI-FM and WKSC-FM (103.5 Kiss FM). Prior to coming to Chicago in 2007, Kelley worked as a midday disc jockey and assistant program director/music director at WJLB-FM in Detroit. Her radio career began in Pittsburgh, where she worked as the midday disc jockey and music director at WAMO-FM.
Kris Kelley is a native of Philadelphia, and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. She was 45 years old. No further details have been released about her death, pending an investigation.