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Memphis radio legend remembered for 'quick wit, independence'

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For more than a decade he entertained listeners with his quick wit and gift of gab. For more than a decade he entertained listeners with his quick wit and gift of gab.

(WMC-TV) - Radio legend and former WDIA announcer Captain Curtis Lee died Wednesday after a brief illness.

Lee joined the stable of WDIA stars back in the early 1990s. For more than a decade he entertained listeners with his quick wit and gift of gab.

"My condolences he will be missed," said WDIA announcer Bev Johnson. "My condolences to his wife Ms. B. [and] all the kids ... But my condolences."

WDIA's Bobby O'jay also talked about Lee on his morning radio show Thursday.

Lee also worked for radio station 103.5 and WPLX. Johnson described Lee as strong and independent.

At this time, the funeral arrangements for Lee have not been released.

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