Radio Personality Undergoes Surgery for Brain Tumor

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    Shanon Murphy, known to "Kidd Kraddick in the Morning" radio show listeners as Psycho Shanon, is out of surgery Monday after an operation to remove a brain tumor. (Published Monday, Nov 11, 2013)

    The producer of the popular radio show "Kidd Kraddick in the Morning" is out of surgery Monday after an operation to remove a brain tumor.

    Shanon Murphy, known to radio show listeners as Psycho Shanon, is recognized for her humor, which she expressed right before her surgery.

    “She was cracking jokes with the nurses, had all of the operating room staff laughing,” said radio  co-host Kellie Rasberry.

    Rasberry has been with Murphy's family at the hospital, and said doctors were able to remove about 99 percent of her brain tumor.

    “They were expecting it to take six hours," Rasberry said. "She was in there about four."

    It has been a very difficult year for everyone at "Kidd Kraddick in the Morning." The show lost its namesake, Kidd Kraddick, who passed away last summer. Then, Murphy announced to listeners in October that doctor's discovered a tumor in her brain.

    Murphy went to a doctor after experiencing bad headaches, upset stomach and numbness on her left side. After several tests, her doctor called during the show's annual fundraiser Kidd's Kids Day to tell her she had a mass on her brain. The tumor was benign, but she needed surgery.

    Murphy spoke with NBC 5 two weeks prior to her surgery and was in high spirits.

    “I have too many people that care about me, and too many people I care about, to say I’m done,” said Murphy.

    Murphy's family said she is not out of the woods yet. Her family asked for prayers.

    “Shanon gives so much credit for the people who have been praying for her, Rasberry. "Thousands of people from across the country have been reaching out."

    She is expected to be in the hospital for a few days, but told Rasberry it is her goal to see everyone off to Florida for the annual Kidd’s Kids trip - which is next Thursday.

    Murphy's family has been posting updates on her Facebook page about her condition.