MusicRow sends its thoughts and prayers to family and friends of Dusty Edwards, longtime KREK/Bristow, OK MD. Yesterday (Feb. 22) Edwards suffered a heart attack, leaving him in a coma. Edwards was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in early February and began chemotherapy to combat the disease. He had taken leave from KREK in December 2011 before his diagnosis.
He is currently on life support at St. Francis in Tulsa, and he will be removed if there is no significant change in the next day. Edwards’ many friends from the music community and beyond have created a Facebook page to send their well-wishes and prayers.
Since I’ve known him, Edwards has been a fixture at Country Radio Seminar—he has always loved the gathering and looks forward to it every year. Indeed, it’s a great event but it’s just not the same when one of the family can’t be here to share it.