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Curtis L. Anderson

Curtis L. Anderson

Curtis L. Anderson, a former WEBB-AM radio disc jockey who rose to head the news department at WWIN-AM radio, died July 21 of complications from pancreatic cancer at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. He was 61.

"Curtis was a natural in this profession. He was warm and outgoing and just a natural," said Kweisi Mfume, former NAACP leader and Maryland congressman. "He could do a show or production work without any effort."

"He was one of the big DJs of the 1960s," said state Sen. Joan Carter Conway, a longtime friend.

The son of Theodore Anderson Sr., a crane operator, and Margaret Anderson, a homemaker, Curtis Lansdale Anderson was born in...