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Mac Curtis

Born Wesley Erwin Curtis in Fort Worth, Texas, Mac began playing guitar at the age of 12, entering local talent competitions. He moved to Weatherford in 1954 and, while there, formed a rockabilly band with two classmates, Jim and Ken Galbraith.

In 1955 he and the band were offered a deal with Cincinnati’s King Records, which released their debut single, "If I Had Me a Woman." Soon afterwards, they were off to New York to play deejay Alan Freed’s 1956 Christmas radio special and tour with Little Richard and George Hamilton IV.

In 1957, Curtis returned to Weatherford to finish school and became a radio deejay in his spare time. At the end of the year, he began three years in the military in Seoul, Korea. Upon his return in 1960, he continued his deejay work through the remainder of the decade at stations that included Atlanta’s WPLO and Orlando’s WHOO (where he was program director for about a year, beginning in 1969).

During this period, he was called “The Sunshine Man,” a reference to the title of a 1968 single he released. A few more followed. The highest one to chart in Billboard was a country-rock remake of Bobby Darin’s “Early in the Morning” in 1970. It also became the title of his new album.

As rockabilly enjoyed an upsurge in popularity in the 1970s, especially in Europe, Mac began recording with Ray Campi and signed with Ronnie Weiser's Rollin' Rock Records. His music career took off in the 1980s and 1990s and he was later elected to the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.

Station History

1969 - 1970 Other Central Florida Stations (On Air Personality)
1969 - 1970 Other Central Florida Stations (Program Director)

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