It’s been more than two months since Shanon Murphy, the longtime Kidd Kraddick in the Morningproducer known to listeners as Psycho Shanon, has been on the KKITM show. Listeners know her story: In October 2013, doctors discovered that she had a brain tumor. The tumor was benign, but still required risky surgery to remove it.
Murphy, who talked with DFW.com in October about the impending surgery, had the surgery Nov. 11 -- she was able to make it to the departure party for Kidd’s Kids annual trip to Disney World a couple weeks later, but was unable to make the trip itself. At the time, she was using a walker and her head was still bandaged.
On Wednesday morning, Murphy made her return to Kidd Kraddick in the Morning -- and in the YouTube age, radio is no longer purely an audio medium, so you can see that she’s looking a little more healthy.
Murphy talked about having titanium in her head, and about the surgery, or what she remembered of the prep, including, um, certain shaved body parts and the joy of catheters, as well as some post-op side effects that are kinda gross but beat having a brain tumor.
“I’m healthy,” Murphy said. “They got all of it out. There’s no more tumor left. They didn’t think they were going to be able to do that. So that was kind of a big deal. And I’m pretty much best friends with a hot neurosurgeon now.”
Here’s the whole seven-minute segment:
Murphy was also featured during Tuesday’s late newscast on KXAS/Channel 5 (which sent reporter Ray Villeda to do a live shot from the Kidd Kraddick in the Morning studios in Las Colinas several hours before KKITM was actually on the air; at least it wasn’t cold or anything).
“I’ve done [the show] so long and it should be second nature,” Murphy told Villeda in a previously taped interview. “But it’s brand-new again.” Murphy also talked about her mentor Kraddick, who died July 27 of cardiac disease at age 53.
Here’s Villeda’s piece: