We received the sad news on Friday February 5 that Betty Korvan passed away at her home in Lead, South Dakota at the age of 67. As you may remember, Betty did the 10 PM to 2 AM shift on WMMS for many years and was one of the first major, female rock and roll air personalities in Cleveland, joining the station in 1974. She was the first female deejay in Cleveland to achieve #1 ratings in her time period and has been acknowledged by many female deejays as a major role model. She moved to Lead, South Dakota in the 1980s and had a long run on powerful 100,000 watt KSQY out there before retiring some years ago.
There has been a flurry of emails between all of we classic WMMS alumni since the announcement and the sorrow, shock and sadness is universal. All of us who worked with Betty absolutely loved her.
Betty, rest easy. We'll all see you again someday. We love you.