George Taylor Morris Dead At 62
August 3, 2009 at 4:58 AM (PT)
Radio Icon GEORGE TAYLOR MORRIS, who was most recently was the daily morning host on XM SATELLITE RADIO's 'Deep Tracks' Classic Rock channel and was the primary host of the company's "XM Artist Confidential" series, passed away at his home in RESTON, VIRGINIA, from throat cancer. He was 62.
GEORGE TAYLOR MORRIS (aka GTM) began his radio career in his hometown of KING CITY, CALIFORNIA, in 1963 while still a high school sophomore. Morris took programming and DJ positions in LAKE TAHOE and SANTA BARBARA, CA, then HEMPSTEAD, L.I., NY, where he was News Director at WHLI. MORRIS also became a well known personality at various other LONG ISLAND stations before securing a DJ position with upstart WWDJ, a Top-40 contender in the NEW YORK metropolitan radio market.
By 1975, MORRIS was programming WCOZ/BOSTON and then was hired away to program WPIX/NEW YORK, followed by a year in national album records promotion for RCA RECORDS in LOS ANGELES.
In lieu of flowers, his family suggests donations to the non-profit organization, CAPITAL HOSPICE, located at 209 Gibson Street NW, Suite 202, LEESBURG, VA 20176.
Details for the memorial service will be announced shortly.