R.I.P. – Ed “Rock-N-Roll” Pritchard

Good Thursday morning to you. It’s a very sad day today at the Capitol Radio Group. We found out last night we lost a dear, dear friend, co-worker, and employee on COOL 101.9 Mr. Ed “Rock-N-Roll” Pritchard.
Ed has been in the radio business for almost 30 years and at Capitol Radio Group for nearly 19 years. He was here when I started my internship and always had stories to share. One of my first memories was when the tornadoes hit Springfield, he took me to cover the damage and I have never went so fast in a company vehicle before! But everywhere we went no matter if there was caution tape or not EVERYONE knew Ed and we got right in at the scene of everything. He always seemed to great me every morning when I came in early with, “Ladies and gentleman, Mr. Blake Stadel.” I’m going to miss that Ed!!


D.j. Blake