I was 14 years old and it was the Sunday before Christmas in 1966. I asked my dad to drive me to KJR with the hope of getting a peek inside the station. He was always supportive of my interest in radio, and perhaps a bit curious himself, so he agreed to take me. When we arrived there were 3 people working at the station; Dick Curtis, Jimmy Rabbit, and Leslee, a request line operator (with a British accent) and they warmly welcomed us. I especially remember how genuine and gracious Dick was as he took the time to show us around. He also gave me a Beach Boys album (pictured) which Leslee, Jimmy, and Dick each autographed. I was in heaven. Of course the record album was immediately placed into high rotation on my flea-powered bedroom radio station, KFUN.
Dick Curtis’ KJR Jock Jingle