Sundays 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. and Fridays 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
A weekly public affairs program featuring stories that affect our day-to-day lives – from the local economy to crime to social programs to taxes and education.
Hosted by Don Curtis, Carolina Newsmakers provides a platform for influential people to tell their stories in their own words.
Meet Don Curtis
In 1957, fifteen-year-old Don Curtis walked into the studios of WKMT in Kings Mountain and applied for a job as a weekend announcer. The audition test tape is still in his possession, and according to Curtis, “It was terrible.”
While he didn’t get the part-time announcing job, the owner of the station told Curtis he would sell him an hour each week which Curtis could re-sell to the merchants of his hometown in Bessemer City which didn’t have a radio station. Curtis discovered that he could sell the time for more than he paid each week, and that was the beginning of his broadcast management career.