Beasley Media Group announces legendary WDHA-FM On Air Personality Curtis Kay passed away on Monday, June 8th, 2020 following a 3 ½ year battle with lung cancer.
A beloved brother, uncle and friend, Kay was a gentle man with a kind heart who was loved by many his listeners and WDHA family. His passion for radio and desire to become a radio disc jockey began at the young age of 13, while sitting on the stoop of his family’s Long Island home, listening to Dan Ingram on his small transistor radio.
The 40-year radio veteran launched his career in 1980, when Howard Stern hired him to work at WRNW in Westchester, New York. Kay eventually joined WDHA-FM within the same year, where he went on to play the best classic rock for WDHA’s loyal listeners for nearly four decades.
“Besides being an enormous and passionate talent, Curtis was the salt of the earth,” said Beasley Media New Jersey Senior Vice President and Regional Market Manager Dan Finn. “He was such a kind person with an incredible disposition. I’m proud to have had the honor to work with him.”
“Curtis fought a brave battle with cancer for three and a half years and wanted nothing more than to be with his listeners and his station family on Horsehill Road,” said WDHA Program Director Terrie Carr. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his sister and extended family. He will be greatly missed by all of us.”
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