Marty Kenney: In Memory of a Great American
Marty Kenney was born May 3, 1918 in Manhattan. He grew up in Bronx and went to Fordham Prep. He had 4 kids - 3 sons and one daughter. Later he moved to NJ in 1958 and worked for Nabisco for over 35 yrs. Marty died at the age of 90 years young.
Marty Kenney started calling Sean in 1996 when Hannity was doing local night time programming on WABC. The Sean Hannity Show launched into syndication on September 10, 2001, one day before 9/11, but Marty continued to call the national program and soon became a permanent fixture and important member of the Hannity Team.
A World War II veteran from New Jersey who stormed the beaches of Normandy, Marty grew 'near and dear' to the hearts of Hannity's 13 million listeners. The Hannity Show often closes with a segment entitled, "Trash the Lines," where calls are taken unscreened, and listeners are given approximately five seconds to say whatever is on their minds. Whenever the segment is done, the final caller is almost always "Marty."
For the past 4 years Hannity has hosted Freedom Concerts to benefit the children of military heroes who have sacrificed life or limb for this great nation The biggest applause of the day always came with an appearance by Marty at the live broadcast of Sean's radio program. The legendary caller had become a staple at the New York/New Jersey Freedom Concerts, and had made an appearance at every concert since 2003.
Sean and Marty's relationship was similar to that of a father and son, he was truly a Great American, who will be missed by Sean and all Hannity Show listeners.
Any Sean Hannity listener, diehard or casual, knows what a joy it was hearing Marty call in. We have lost another great treasure from the greatest generation.
RIP, Marty. Condolences to your family.