Chronicle: As reported Sunday (Chronicle 6/19), Country Radio Hall of Famer “Eddie Edwards” Drennan passed away at the age of 75. Most recently heard in mornings at WUUU/Covington, LA, his first radio job was in Barstow, CA followed by stops at XEPRS-AM/San Diego, WMC-AM/Memphis, WSIX/Nashville, KLAC-AM/Los Angeles, KAJA/San Antonio and KEBC/Oklahoma City. Drennan is most well-known for his 25-year run at WNOE/New Orleans where he served as PD and handled mornings and afternoons during his tenure before departing in 2017. Drennan was named ACM Personality of the Year in 1986 and CMA Medium Market Personality of the Year in 1987 – both for his work at WSIX – and was inducted into the CRHoF in 2013. Read his story in his own words via Country Aircheck’s coverage of his induction here; see a tribute to Drennan on WNOE's website here. Services are pending.
Former Verstandig WAYZ/Hagerstown, MD midday personality Tori Anderson (a.k.a. Vicki Marie Shaw-Anderson) passed away Sunday (6/19) after a long battle with Scleroderma. She was 63. Anderson spent 17 years with WAYZ prior to retiring in 2013 due to her health (CAT 12/4/13). During her time with the station, Anderson held multiple roles, including on-air personality, MD and PD. Current WAYZ PD/midday host Dan "Tiny" Michaels – who worked with Anderson during her tenure at the station – paid tribute to her during today’s show and shared via Facebook, “[Tori] had prepared me for when she left the station; I was not prepared for when she left this world.” A gathering of family and friends will be held Thursday (6/23) from 5-8pm ET at Grove Funeral Home (141 West Main Street, Hancock, MD 21750). Funeral services are set for the following day (6/24) at 11am ET at Mount Olivet Presbyterian Church (14253 Exline Road, Hancock, MD 21750). Complete obituary here.