Saturday, December 31, 2016


Cactus Pryor

Sputnik (pt I & II)
C. Pryor, Starrite BMI

Starday 45-340

Richard “Cactus” Pryor, a longtime Austin radio and TV broadcaster, died in 2011 at the age of 88.

He was a longtime fixture on KLBJ-AM and also appeared on Austin TV station KTBC. 

In 2009, Pryor was interviewed by his wife Peggy for KUT’s StoryCorps Memory Project. You can hear that interview here.

“My real purpose of being in radio is I like to make people laugh, make them happy,” Pryor said in the interview. “That was just in my heart.”

1 comment:

  1. Interesting. Most of these references will be lost on a lot of people. Thanks for posting it though.