Lisa Mirick, former on-air personality for KQOB-FM 96.9 and KRXO-FM 107.7, passed away Tuesday in Savannah, Georgia, at the age of 47.
Mirick was a 23-year radio broadcast veteran in Oklahoma City. Her last radio job was at KQOB, alongside Ron Benton, where she became infamous following a profanity-laced on-air tirade on December 13, 2004. She was given a second chance with the station, but left in June 2006 because of personal problems.
“We are all shocked. Lisa was truly loved by her many listeners.” - Chris Baker, Citadel Broadcasting operations manager
In December 2003, Mirick and Benton teamed up to make KQOB’s morning show No. 1 in the 25-54 age demographic.
Mirick had lived the last two years in Georgia with her father, while she was battling alcohol problems. Her brother, Bobby Mirick, says a memorial service is being planned after Thanksgiving in Oklahoma City.
A guestbook has been set up at legacy.com for those that wish to leave messages.
UPDATE: (from NewsOK.com)
A memorial service for former Oklahoma City radio personality Lisa Mirick has been set for 2 p.m. Dec. 5 at Smith & Kernke Funeral Home, 14624 N May Ave.
Mirick, 47, who family members said had battled drug and alcohol problems, died Nov. 17 in Savannah, Ga.
Her sister Tammye Mirick said the family has been told it will be several weeks until it receives results of an autopsy. She said her sister’s body was cremated, and her ashes will be deposited in the Atlantic Ocean.
Mirick’s radio career included stints with KATT-FM 100.5, KRXO-FM 107.7 and KQOB-FM 96.9.