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)