Former Detroit jock Deano Day dies at age 70

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Deano Day

Long time Detroit-based disc jockey Deano Day passed away due to complications of heart surgery at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit on Friday, April 10th. Deano had just turned 70 years old days before his death. Born Ordean Anton Moen, he later legally changed his name to Deano Day.

Day was a three-time CMA award-winning "Broadcaster of the Year" and his career spanned the United states but called Detroit home. He was the morning show host on what was country WDEE AM 1500 and also several other local radio stations including the former WCXI AM 1130 Detroit and the current WCXI AM 1160 Fenton. He went on to be a station owner.

Friends remember Deano as an amazing and giving man who will be greatly missed.

Memorial visitation for Deano Day will be held at the Verheyden Funeral Home in Grosse Pointe Park on Tuesday April 14th from 4 - 8 p.m. The funeral will be Wednesday 11:00 a.m. at Grosse Pointe Memorial Church, 16 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms. Obituary from Verheyden Funeral Homes

Image courtesy of Larry Garcia, DetroitCountryMusic.com

 

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