HOUSTON - A 'radio god' and part of the NewsFix family, has died. After battling heart problems, 72-year-old Jim Pruett died of heart failure Friday night, September 2, 2016.
Before Pruett was a gun store owner and NewsFix icon, he and the late Mark Stevens ruled the Houston airwaves in the '80s and '90s at 101 KLOL.
"He was a father, a husband and a humanitarian. He entertained everybody that he met, and made people laugh and smile and feel good. You've never met someone with such a drive and a zeal for life. He's an awesome, awesome friend. I'm going to miss him," said CW39's NewsFix commentator, Greg O.
Houston Chronicle's Craig Hlavalty said Pruett, "talked a mile a minute, made up his own words, he was very unique and every time I got off the phone with him I felt motivated. He seemed to have this inner motivation that was infectious."