Alonzo William (Sen) Kaney
August 19, 1893 - May 23, 1983
Alonzo William Kaney started his life in 1893 in Cincinnati, Ohio on August 19th. He spent his early days studying law at Northwestern University, and dreaming to become a journalist. In his early twenties he fulfilled that dream, and was given a job at KYW broadcasting in Chicago. He moved forward, due the station's "inability to see the broadcasting as more than numbers and profits". After KYW, he joined WGN (later renamed NBC radio) and soon became a lead broadcaster. From NBC he became the face of radio broadcasting in Chicago, and had many very popular and successful broadcasts. He broadcasted for 39 years and retired in 1958. He spent his retirement with family and friends and died in 1983 in Glenview, Illinois.