Ed Munday

Ed Munday

KANKAKEE — Most people would not have recognized his face. His calm, almost quiet manner also defied the profession he long served.

But his voice was perhaps the most recognizable of any one person in the Kankakee County region for nearly 30 years. Ed Munday, the 27-year news director for WKAN-AM radio in Kankakee until his 2003 retirement, has died.

Munday passed away on Monday in Florida, where he had lived since 2005, due to congestive heart failure. He was 77.

Lee Provost, an award-winning reporter, has been writing local news stories for The Daily Journal since 1988. He is a lifelong resident of the region. Provost can be reached at lprovost@daily-journal.com.

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