Connie Kenney says she has had four careers. First, she was a teacher and coach. That was followed by being a mom, working as the news director for KBOW and heading the Butte Chamber of Commerce.

Kenney’s iconic voice could be heard with every story — big and small — in the Mining City in the 1980s. She was there to cover the Our Lady of the Rockies statue being placed on top of the East Ridge. She was there to cover the Don and Dan Nichols trial. She was there to cover the parades and strolls, too.

At the Chamber, Kenney was instrumental in raising the money to build the new Chamber offices and visitor information center on George Street. She worked hard to promote Butte and help the city rise from the ashes of the economic crisis of the 1980s.

Her retirement has been spent following her grandchildren around the state, watching them compete in anything.

Listen in as Connie discusses some of the big stories she covered and the newsmakers she interviewed. Listen as she talks about Bill Murray stealing the Old No. 1 trolly. Listen as she talks with pride about her deep roots in the Mining City.