I've been thinking non stop about Delaney and what to contribute to his story. I keep coming back to his depth of emotion and passion, his incredible intellect (part Vulcan) and his unwavering trust in those who inhabited his world, whether friend, co-worker or committed ally. He introduced me to countless bands and records. My musical lexicon is defined by most of them; in fact, they are, in many ways, my daily sustenance. You could say he saw me. I fell in love with KRCC, seeing it through Delaney's eyes.
The KCMJ radio family is saddened to hear of the passing of Delaney Utterback on August 24th. He was a valued associate, and served KCMJ with passion, dedication and integrity. We will miss him and his devotion to the cause of community voices through community radio.
Delaney was KRCC when I first started in a management role at the Indy and up thru 2015. He saw the synergy between the station and the paper and was a big proponent of us sponsoring each other’s events, supporting each other’s missions and seeing if there were projects we could work on to combine resources and get more out of our similar independent voices. He was generous, creative, funny, a pleasure to work with … and had truly outstanding taste in music.Organizers of the upcoming remembrance say Utterback described himself as a "Designer, Writer, Introvert, Loather, Partner, Struggler [and] Friend to Many Wonderful People." They write: "His heart was pure and giving. His life touched so many people from different walks of life."