Kim R. Curry
A 33 year broadcaster, forced into retirement with a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis at age 50. Now, a writer. “Come Get Me Mother, I’m Through!” was a two-year writing education. I thought all I could do was talk. Writing is my new passion.
5’9” until I got stuck in the wheelchair.
Come Get Me Mother, I'm Through
At the height of popularity for radio stations and DJs in the 70s and 80s, Curry blazed a trail for himself as “Kid” Curry. His iconic, “Bed Check” segment, helped propel him to star status in Miami and it followed him during his over 20 year path to the dream job of Major Market Program Director. The perks of the job, including hanging out with music legends, being invited to the White House, meeting Johnny U and a Watergate burglar, traveling around the world to find the next “Number One” song and, the best part, helping listeners in need.
“The same passion that fueled his radio career is now turning what most would consider a disability into an opportunity to bring education and awareness to living a full life with MS. To this day, “Kid” is still “Pumping Up The Volume”!
Record Promoter & Industry Professional
“This isn’t just a true story of unimaginable difficulties and loss of a healthy body and successful career that could happen to anyone. It’s a double love story.”
Author of, When I Married My Mother: A Daughter’s Search for What Really Matters - and How She Found It Caring for Mama Jo
"Fantastic read from my friend, Miami radio legend Kid Kim Curry. I laughed, I cried, I could not put it down. Highly recommend!!"
Mornings KLTA Dallas
“..a great story of Curry’s radio life and his ability to let go and embrace what is, and how to best keep moving forward.”
The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
Praise for Come Get Me Mother, I'm Through
The Death of Fairness
In 1986 a floodgate opened, changing radio forever. The FCC rescinded the “Fairness Doctrine” which eliminated the requirement to broadcast “contrasting points of view” on American broadcast TV and Radio airwaves. A variety of radio hucksters, began preaching conspiracies and lies as facts, and paved America’s path to social division. The Death of Fairness is a story shining a spotlight on the impact of this decision that hits a little too close to home and is based on actual events.
Praise for The Death of Fairness
"Kim pulls no punches in this tale of unintended consequences that illustrates the plight of rural America—and the rest of the country—as radio becomes a shrill and craven corporate mouthpiece that serves none of the people, none of the time."
"In this poignant and page-turning tale, Kim Curry shows the devastating impact to radio and society when balanced views are no longer shared and corporations take over local air-waves. An eye-opening read!"