Lynelle Hairy Death, Obituary – It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of the beloved DJ “Lynelle Hairy Shirt,” a cherished presence at KINI-FM and KOYA-FM for nearly four decades. Lynelle’s remarkable journey within both radio stations spanned a remarkable path from her initial role as KINI-FM’s receptionist to her eventual transformation into a dedicated and full-time disc jockey.
From the outset of her career, Lynelle displayed an innate passion for radio, particularly during the era when manual processes ruled the airwaves. Spending hours meticulously crafting her daily shows, she curiously tuned into listener requests and wove them into her programs. Her distinct voice and quick grasp of the medium set her on a path towards becoming a full-time DJ.
Lynelle’s music taste was expansive, encompassing Country, Classic Rock, and a deep appreciation for Contemporary and Traditional Native American Music. Her connection with listeners flourished, and her fan base grew as she shared her enthusiasm and knowledge through her Native Music Program. What set Lynelle apart was not only her dedication to her craft but also her genuine camaraderie. She extended her warmth to fellow DJs, offering encouragement during tough times.
Beyond the microphone, Lynelle brought a sense of community to the station. Her kindness was felt through shared food and even her children, whom she lovingly brought to work, becoming an integral part of the station’s fabric. Through shifts in technology and shifts in music mediums – from records to CDs – Lynelle embraced change with grace and continued to shine on the airwaves.
Her presence illuminated the lives of countless listeners, bringing joy, solace, and a sense of connection. Lynelle’s legacy is not just the music she played, but the memories she created and the smiles she generated. As we bid farewell to a dedicated DJ, a genuine friend, and a true blue member of our radio family, we acknowledge her enduring impact on our hearts and the airwaves.
Lynelle’s journey may have come to an end, but her spirit lives on through the stories, music, and laughter she shared with us. As we mourn her passing, we also celebrate the light she brought to each day and the memories that will forever resonate in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to know her.