Cactus Pryor Dies: Cactus Pryor, a former program manager for KTBC and pioneer or broadcasting died on Tuesday at the age of 88.
Richard “Cactus” Pryor was born in 1923. Cactus Pryor was the very first person to appear on KTBC in 1951 and his career in the capital city spanned decades. He is considered a legend in Texas broadcasting. Cactus was a program manager for Austin’s first TV station KTBC until 1982.