Former KTTS News Director Morris James Dies

One of the biggest news voices in Ozarks radio history has been silenced after the passing of former KTTS News Director Morris James.

James passed away after a battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

“He was an award-winning newsman who has great relationships with his listeners, his news sources and his entire community,” current KTTS News Director Don Louzader told OI. “Morris had a great sense of humor and was a genuinely nice guy.”

James served two tours as KTTS News Director, first from 1974 to 1982 and then 1998 to 2004.

(Editor’s note: I worked with Morris for several years in the late 90s/early 00s. I remember his passion for his work, his kindness to his co-workers and those in the community. He truly loved radio and saw news as vital to the mission of radio.)

(Photo taken from Morris James’ Facebook page)