He was 77.
Christie, of Nolanville, was inducted into the Country Radio Hall of Fame in Nashville last year along with singer George Strait and a host of others.
Christie, a native of Holland, Texas, started his radio career in 1954 as an on-air personality for KTEM in Temple, followed by positions in Taylor, Killeen and Port Arthur. He became general manager of KTON in Belton in 1966, but in 1973 he moved to Fort Worth to take a position as general manager of a new station, KXOL-AM. He returned to Central Texas a few years later to launch KOOV. He sold the station when he retired in 2001.