Edward B. Fritts, 94, veteran broadcaster and father of former NAB President Eddie Fritts, died Sept. 9 at Parkview Rehabilitation Center in Paducah, Ky.
Fritts owned WPAD-AM-FM and WDDJ, both Paducah, as well as WNBS Murray, Ky.
Fritts is survived by his wife, Alma, his son, two step-sons, a step-daughter, and a host of grandchildren and step-grandchildren. His first wife, Ruth Owens Firtts, preceded him in death.
Contributions in Fritts' honor of may be made to: First Christian Church, 415 Audobon Drive, Paducah, Ky, 42002, where services will be held Sept. 12.
Broadcasting & Cable Newsletter
The smarter way to stay on top of broadcasting and cable industry. Sign up below
Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.