Hal Curtis was one of my English teachers at Ukiah High School. I shared his love for music and made it a point to listen to his weekly Jazz show when it was on 94.5 KWiNE Radio.
I would often surprise him when I worked at the "Original" Albertson's Supermarket in Ukiah because sometimes when Hal would go through the check-out line I was working at, I would mention something about one of his most recent Jazz radio shows. I probably learned more from him about music than I did English because it interested me more. Believe it or not, I can still hear his voice in my head from his Jazz show years on the radio!
Although I now work part time at 94.5 KWiNE Radio, I started after Hal's run on the air. I appreciate all I learned from Hal. I'm not sure he ever knew that. I'll always remember him.