He was 72, according to marinij.com.
Mr. Edwards got his start in Bay Area radio with the morning show at the original KYA-AM, a highly rated Top 40 station, in 1968. Later, he hosted the afternoon show from 2 to 6 p.m. at the station.
In the 1980s, Mr. Edwards hosted the "Chris Edwards Solid Gold Time Machine," a program that aired on K-101 Sunday nights from 6 to 10 p.m. He also worked at K-101 as a sales executive.
Mr. Edwards moved to KSFO-AM/KYA-FM as an account executive, also hosting a Saturday morning show until the end of 1991. For the next 20 years, he worked in sales at radio stations including KFRC, KABL and KKSF. He retired from KGO/KSFO in the summer of 2011.
"His friends in the radio business called him multifaceted," said his wife of 30 years, Cynthia Reinholtz. "He had a broad range of talent. He knew about transmitters, towers, he knew about the coverage of every station. His on-air personality automatically gravitated him toward sales."
The two met at a Nutrisystem class in San Francisco in 1983.
"He did one little commercial, 'I went to Nutrisystem and gained 120 pounds,'" a reference to his wife, she said.
The radio personality was born Edward Christian Reinholtz on Nov. 10, 1941 in Mount Vernon, New York. He loved radio from a young age, earning an amateur ham radio license as a teenager, and hosted his first radio show, "Moonglow with Edwards," on WRUF, the in-house station at his alma mater, the University of Florida. It was there that he took the on-air name Chris Edwards, which combined his middle and first names.
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