Local radio legend Curtis Carter dies at 68

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A radio legend beloved by many in Panama City has passed away.

Former WKGC Radio Personality Curtis Carter, also known as CC, passed away late Friday night at the age of 68.

With a radio career spanning 40 years, Curtis was first on the air in 1974. He was well-known for playing the blues on Saturday mornings, and became a fixture for many hoping to hear the latest releases in a time before YouTube and iTunes. He retired in 2016.

Panama City resident, Janice Lucas, who got to know Curtis personally when she was a student at Gulf Coast State College, said his music was a labor of love.

His nephew, Ty Steele, said his favorite thing to do was to call people and check in on them.

"He loved people more than anything else," Steele said.

Steele says funeral arrangements are in the works, but the public will be invited.

90.7 FM remembered Carter in a Facebook post today, recalling his most-used phrase, "If your radio isn't on C.C....your radio isn't on."