We had the good fortune of connecting with Kim Curry and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Kim, where are your from? We’d love to hear about how your background has played a role in who you are today?
I’m from Cañon City, my dad worked on the only radio station in town, KRLN. I was the Drum major of the CCHS band, in Modern Choir, Senior Class President and the Class Clown. I was the perfect candidate to run the recorded religious programs on the radio station Sunday mornings. He volunteered me and got me started in the business that served me well for 33 years, until the diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis which forced me into retirement.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
With my father getting me started in the business, I consider myself a radio baby. I was lucky to work on some of the most influential radio stations in America. and was surrounded by superior talent who were all anxious to share their skills. Surrounding yourself with those who’ve mastered the skill helped in my personal progression.

Radio stations don’t shut off, when you’re a Radio DJ or Programmer, it’s a rewarding obsession, it dominated my life to the detriment of few relationships but the thrill of success dominated,

Until the year when the Multiple Sclerosis that had quietly lingered in my body, began to attack in full force and caused me to retire for the business my father got me started in.

Regardless, it’s not what happens to you, it’s what you do about it. My wife, who was my yearly date at the Grammy’s, became a force. She worked to find the best doctors available to learn how to combat this disease.

The magic of modern science has slowed the progress of my disease, I don’t feel like by body is failing anymore. The damage has been done but there’s been no progression.

My wife has has to take the financial reigns in the house. First, she got her real estate license, then she broke real estate records in this state and is now an international business coach with clients worldwide. My MS has made our lives better.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
This is simple for me. The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs is our favorite place. Great activities, incredible views, world class dining, a great place to hang..

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My father, who was a newsman at the only radio station in my hometown, Cañon City, volunteered me to run the Sunday morning taped religious shows. Hearing my voice on that little radio station soured a successful 33 year radio career.

Radio Legends Bill Tanner and Jerry Clifton, programming geniuses who discovered and mentored me from a young age and prepared me to be a Radio Programming winner.

My wife, who for years was my date at the Grammy’s. After my diagnosis, inside all the turmoil, she came up with our new life plan. She’s the star who got her real estate license, broke records in the state, became a real estate consultant and now advises clients around the world.

Website: KRCurry.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KRCurrytheAuthor

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