Country Radio Hall of Fame personality and programmer “Eddie Edwards” Drennan passed away on Sunday (June 19) at the age of 75.
A San Diego native, Drennan was introduced to radio through his father, who performed in bands on radio shows throughout the West Coast. His first radio job was in Barstow, California, which led him to career stops at XEPRS-AM in San Diego, WMC-AM in Memphis, WSIX in Nashville, KLAC-AM in Los Angeles, KAJA in San Antonio and KEBC in Oklahoma City.
Drennan spent 25 years as Program Director at WNOE in New Orleans. He exited the station in 2017 and had since been covering mornings at WUUU in Covington, Louisiana—a station that reports to the MusicRow CountryBreakout Radio Chart.
Drennan was named the ACM Personality of the Year in 1986 as well as the CMA Medium Market Personality of the Year in 1987. He was inducted into the Country Radio Hall of Fame in 2013.
No memorial arrangements have been announced at this time.
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