Former Madison radio DJ from “Connie & Fish” dies from liver cancer

Connie Kellie was one half of the popular radio duo
The popular radio DJ team entertained Madison listeners years ago
The popular radio DJ team entertained Madison listeners years ago(Mix 95.7 Grand Rapids)
Published: Jan. 5, 2021 at 7:22 AM CST
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WMTV) -Former Madison radio DJ Connie Kellie has died after a short battle with liver cancer. Her employer 95.7 The Mix in Grand Rapids, Michigan made the announcement on Tuesday.

“We’re sad to share the news that our friend and coworker, Connie Kellie, passed away on Monday, January 4, 2020 after a short battle with liver cancer,” the station wrote on their web site.

Kellie worked for Z104 in Madison years ago. She teamed up with her friend “Fish” to create a popular morning radio show. The team later went on to work for 93.1 Jamz in Madison.

93.1 Jamz shared some words from Fish on their Facebook page: “I remember when I met you. I remember how we clicked and became the best of friends immediately. You were the first person to give me a chance in radio. You were my first woman best friend. You are my sister, confidante, partner, teacher ... you are my family,” he wrote in the emotional post.

“You opened doors for women in radio and open minds for women and men alike that it’s OK to be. To be with or have a strong woman in your house, life or company and embrace it whole heartedly. Thank you Connie for our time. I love you and please, if you get a chance, tell my mother Hi and that I love her,”

Fish and Connie met and college and became friends and on-air colleagues
Fish and Connie met and college and became friends and on-air colleagues(95.7 The Mix Grand Rapids)

Kellie is a Michigan native and in 2012 she moved to Grand Rapids to work at 95.7 The Mix. Eventually, her longtime on-air partner Fish joined her in west Michigan as an on-air radio personality.

Her radio station says she is survived by her husband, Dan; their lovable fur-baby, Kevin.

She worked as a DJ in Madison in the past
She worked as a DJ in Madison in the past(95.7 The Mix Grand Rapids)
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