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WKEF-WRGT News Director Dies After Year-Long Battle with Brain Cancer

Pat Casey, the news director of Dayton’s WKEF and WRGT, died over the weekend after a year-long battle with brain cancer. He was 54.

Casey was diagnosed with Glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, in February of 2010. WKEF-WRGT announced last week that Casey was close to death. He died at a Cincinnati hospice center on Saturday with his wife and three children at his side.

“If you met Pat, you met someone very special. He lived his life the right way,” said Bill Cunningham of Cincinnati talk radio station WLW last week.

Casey worked in southwestern Ohio for the past decade. He was the news director at Cincinnati Fox-affiliate WXIX for five years before moving on to Dayton’s WKEF-WRGT in 2005.  He began his broadcast career 30 years ago at Baltimore’s WMAR.

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