Curtis Brown - Class of 1953
Best known for playing drums in the band.

Curtis remembers from his days at Hickman:

We wore green and white beenies as Sophmores as an initiation from the beginning of school till the Home Coming Game. Everywhere, except on Sunday!

I played drums in the band, the Band Directors were Ellis and Schupp.

School lunch was 20 cents, pop was a nickel. Bags of Fritos, etc. were also a nickel.

Out of the 200 people in our class, only about 5 or 6 boys drove their own cars to school (they were shade tree mechanics) the rest of us either rode the city bus, walked, biked,  or got a ride with parents.

I was in Helen Williams' Verse Speaking Choir...the kid in the back who was quiet and never had a lead part.  I have laughed many times, because I may be the only one in that choir who made a living talking most of my adult life.

What Curtis has done since graduation from Hickman High School

Served in the US Army, Attended MU

Past President of the Missouri Broadcasters Assn.
Past President of the Springfield MO Ad Club
Served on the National Association of Broadcasters Board representing Mo and Kan.
Served on the Associated Press Broadcasters board, representing 9 midwest states.
Served on the Country Radio Broadcasters board.
Served on Ozark Empire Fair Advisory Board
Served on St Johns Hospital Advisory Board

Won the "Best Editorial of the Year" ten times from Missouri Broadcasters.
Won the "Distinguished Broadcaster Award" from Missouri Broadcasters.
General Manager of the Year Award from Radio and Records Magazine 2000
One of five finalist "General Manager of the year" from Radio Ink Magazine.1999
Silver Medal (Ad person of the Year) Springfield Ad Club

Was Vice President, General Manager of KTTS AM/FM in Springfield MO for 31 years,
Station was ranked #1 for 27 consecutive years.
Retired 12/99

Now does Talk Show on KWTO AM in Springfield each Sunday morning.
Works two days a week for the Vacation Channel in Branson, MO
Does Editorials for KRZK and KOMC Radio in Branson, MO

Lives with wife Bev and two Beagles on the shore of Table Rock Lake near Branson.

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