Eddie Edwards Drennan

Eddie Edwards, a 1985 ACM Award recipient for DiscJockey of the Year, died on June 19, 2022. He was 75. Born in San Diego as Ernest Edward Drennan, he spent more than 50 years in the radio industry. His on-air career began in a broadcasting class at San Diego State University, and later, a small station in Barstow, Calif. Under his guidance as program manager at WNOE, the station helped establish New Orleans as a strong market for Country Music. He also hosted a long-running morning show, billed as Crazy Eddie and the Breakfast Flakes. Edwards was inducted into the Country Radio Hall of Fame in 2013. He continued to stay active in the radio industry, most recently working mornings at WUUU in Covington, La.