Mike Kellogg death: Former Moody radio announcer died at 81, cause of death and obituary


Mike Kellogg Former Moody radio announcer died

Former Moody Radio Broadcasting Legend Mike Kellogg passes away at 81. Mike, who was a dependable voice on Moody Radio for many years, had a significant impact on eternity.

The broadcasting industry and his admirers come together as his passing spreads to recognize his accomplishments, honor his legacy, and send their heartfelt condolences to his loved ones.

Read on to learn more details about Mike Kellogg cause of death.

Mike Kellogg’s death: What happened to him?

Mike Kellogg, an American radio host, died unexpectedly. On Monday, June 26, 2023, his demise was officially announced. Many people in the broadcasting industry were shocked by his abrupt death, which left a large void in the industry. 

In order to honor the unique soul’s legacy, Moody Radio Chattanooga invites the audience to contribute their own personal experiences and incidents.

The following message was posted on the Moody Radio South Florida Facebook page in response to Mike Kellogg’s passing:

Former host of Music Thru the Night, Mike Kellogg, has passed away. Mike was a trusted voice of Moody Radio for decades and impacted eternity for so many. Today, he is in the presence of His Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Psalm 16:11, “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence, there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”

About Mike Kellogg’s career

Michael S. Kellogg is an American radio broadcaster and personality born on September 27, 1941. Up until his retirement in 2014, he was well-known as the senior announcer for Moody Radio and the host of Music Thru The Night.

On September 26, 1941, Kellogg was born in Detroit, Michigan. Later on, he attended Cedarville College in Cedarville, Ohio, for his education.

In Indiana, Kellogg relocated to Valparaiso. Initially aspiring to be a writer, he secured employment with a newspaper at a young age and went on to write for a Chicago-based broadcasting firm.

Kellogg was chosen to host Music Thru the Night towards the end of 1982. Also, he delivered a simple yet clear message on the abundance of a life with Christ to the late-night listener.

Kellogg was featured in Music Thru the Night in a two-minute radio program called Today in the Word and in the audio of the New Living Translation (NLT) of the Bible, which can be accessed via the YouVersion app.

His speech has a poetic, dramatic tone, and the audio occasionally has music playing in the background. Kellogg made his formal retirement in May 2014.

Kellogg was admitted to the National Religious Broadcasters Hall of Fame in February 2015. With Nancy Smith, his wife of 50 years, they have six children and 10 grandchildren. Currently, Kellogg resides in Valparaiso, Indiana. New Testament theology is taught by Kellogg.

Mike Kellogg cause of death

After the passing of their beloved friend and coworker, the renowned Mike Kellogg, the Moody Radio family is in deep sorrow. Michael S. Kellogg, 81 of Valparaiso, passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2023.

We heard that he had certain medical issues and received hospice care before his unexpected death, even though the exact cause of his death was still unknown at the time.

Moreover, the family’s privacy must be respected even though attempts are being made to compile pertinent information and promptly deliver the most recent updates.

Mike oversaw/voiced many of the historical radio dramas in the 1970s through the 1990s and was the soothing voice heard on the program Music Thru the Night for many years. On June 26, after more than 40 years of broadcasting, he returned home.

For many years, Mike Kellogg was solace, bringing the transforming and healing Word of God in the quiet hours of the night to many people all over North America.

Mike became a true friend in the night, a guiding light who offered comfort, hope, and sincere answers to his listeners through the power of music, relatable stories, and the copious reading of sacred Scriptures.

Recognizing the depths of life’s struggles and the profound sense of loneliness that frequently accompany the late-night hours, Mike emerged as a true friend in the night. We humbly ask that you remember Mike’s family during this difficult time and keep them in your prayers. 

Mike Kellogg’s Obituary

Saying goodbye is often difficult, and it can be hard to find the words to express how you feel about a loved one who has passed. We are sorry to announce the demise news of a Former Moody Radio Broadcasting legend Mike Kellogg here. 

Mike was fond of clocks and was always on the hunt for a good deal. He will be lovingly remembered for his off-the-wall sense of humor, pride in his work, and above all, love for his family.

Mike Kellogg took his final breath on June 25, 2023. You will be missed but never forgotten.  He was surrounded by loved ones who will continue to honor his legacy by living their lives to the fullest. 

On August 14, 1965, Michael married Nancy Smith, who survives, along with their children: Heidi (Emilio) Good, Stephen Kellogg, Adam Kellogg, Kristin (Kyle) Jordan, Cindy (Brian) Wolters, and Robbie (Lydia) Kellogg; brother, Pat Kellogg; grandchildren: Cordelia, Emilio, Zachary, Sebastian, Sandy, Colin, Maya, Sarah Jane, Haele (Wyatt), Payton, Michaela, Sam (Macey), Grace, Rosie, Emma, Theo, Nancy, Raven, and Clark. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Georgia; and brother, Cliff Kellogg.

A visitation will be held on July 5, 2023, from 10:00 – noon at Liberty Bible Church, 824 N. Calumet Ave., Chesterton, with a service starting at noon. 

Tributes to Mike Kellogg

After learning of the sudden demise of their beloved broadcasting legend Mike Kellogg, people paid tribute on social media. He will be deeply missed, but his impact will continue to inspire and uplift for years to come.

Gigi Felix-Clermont said,

I was blessed by Mr. Kellogg with music through the night. I worked as a Registered Nurse in the hospital and on my days off when I could not sleep, Mike Kellogg’s soothing voice and awesome godly music choices helped me through my sleepless night.

Mark Bechtold said,

I’m sorry for the loss of your friend. He was a constant for me working the midnight shift all those years. I felt like he was my mentor and friend even though I never met him. I imagine he is greeting Jesus as he greeted us on Music Through the Night, “Hello, good friend.”

Rebecca Cippola said,

Thank you for sharing Mike with us. Not everyone finds their lifelong mentor, advisor, and good friend. Keep the memories alive. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Doug Picirillo wrote,

Oh, I am sorry. His voice was my introduction to Moody Radio around 1983, in the first years of Music Through The Night. I was living in New York and visiting Chicago for work.  Also, I don’t remember why I was out so late, but a taxi driver was listening to WMBI. Years later, I called in to talk about Mercy I’s “I can only imagine.”

Our sincere condolences go out to Nancy Smith Kellogg, her kids, the entire Kellogg family, as well as the enormous and expanded WMBI family of coworkers who cherished and benefited from Mike’s talents for so many years.

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4 thoughts on “Mike Kellogg death: Former Moody radio announcer died at 81, cause of death and obituary”

  1. Mike Kellogg was my melatonin for years before he retired. I now listen to him reading the scriptures. Rest in Heaven.

  2. Via Music Through the Night on KMBI I was introduced to Mike Kellogg. Over the years , Mike Kellogg’s soothing voice and the scripture he shared gave me peaceful rest and was my first favorite Moody program. He blessed me and so many others. I am looking forward to meeting him in Heaven.

  3. I am so sorry to hear of passing of Mike KelloggI gave my life to Jesus Christ in 1989.
    I first heard his voice late at night not long after being saved. His voice was so soothing I loved the music he played. He is with our Lord and Savior now but I was encouraged so much by him just listening to his voice was such a comfort. I am just finding out he has gone home. I just got out of the hospital last week.
    His voice will be missed.
    Sheila Martin

  4. Tonight, February 8th, 2024, I thought of Mike and looked him up, only to learn of his passing almost eight months ago. On one hand, I’m sad, but on the other hand I rejoice, knowing that he made it home. Mike Kellogg was such a blessing and an inspiration to me as I patrolled the streets of my local town in Georgia back in the 80’s and 90’s. What a gift from God he was. Thank you Mike, for your service and unwavering devotion to the kingdom. You blessed more souls than you could ever know. You will forever be loved and missed. May you rest in eternal peace my good friend.


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