Akron Radio Icon Jaybird Drennan Passes
December 11, 2006 at 7:17 AM (PT)
ALL ACCESS would like to send condolences to friends and family of JAY "JAYBIRD" DRENNAN, who passed away SUNDAY (12/10), a day after his 78th birthday. DRENNAN was known as the deep baritone voice of WSLR-A/AKRON, OH for 27 years and his signature line, "Howdy, Partner." DRENNAN fell and broke his ankle a week ago and died from a blood clot that formed after surgery.
DRENNAN's former PD and current VP of RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP, NICK ANTHONY, remembered DRENNAN: "The thing that impressed me about JAYBIRD was the way people always considered him a friend, no matter what their stage in life, whether they were a company president or just the guy on the street. He was a friend to everybody. It was just amazing how he was able to meet people where they were.''
Funeral arrangements are pending. To read more click here.