Contact Us

Durbin Keeney Regional Director of the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans Dies

Rayman presents Durbin a check, receives an award from MACV.
(Photo Kool Staff)

Durbin Keeney was a Vietnam War veteran and served as regional director of the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans for more than a decade before relinquishing that post in September 2011, according to an article in the Duluth News Tribune. Durbin will always be remembered as a tireless worker assisting Veterans.I first met Durbin in a parade. We were there representing Kool 101.7,and Durbin was there with MACV. The General Manager of our radio stations introduced me to him, and we were involved over the years in promoting MACV. He soon became a good friend. I decided to do something to raise money for the organization, and with the help of my good friends Sh-Boom, I recorded the Clap for the Rayman CD. We sold the CD for $5.00, with every penny going to MACV, and I was to present him with the check at one of their meetings. He thanked everyone who was involved in the making and production of the Cd, and presented me with an award.

One of my fondest memories of Durbin Keeney was at Grandma’s Marathon. I was to be the starting line announcer, and then do some stage announcements. It was extremely hot, and I was sitting on the stage waiting to introduce a band, when I suddenly felt terrible. I had been in the sun too long, and people were trying to find me hat, and some bottled water. They were not having having much luck, and were preparing to take me to a first aid tent. I saw someone walking toward me with a cap and some bottled water. He doused the cap with water, gave me some to drink, and told me I’d be fine in a few moments, which I was. Whether you be a homeless vet, or an overheated radio jock, he was always there to help you. His name was Durbin Keeney, and I’ll miss him.

 

More from KOOL 101.7

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kool1017.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Kool 101.7 Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on Kool 101.7 Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!