Many longtime Boston radio listeners will remember George Taylor Morris as the programmer and personality at the old WCOZ 94.5FM in the mid 1970's. At the time, the upstart rock station WCOZ gave plenty of stiff competition to then-powerhouse WBCN 104.1FM. The two stations were embroiled in a seesaw battle for the allegiances of progressive rock fans from mid-70's to the early 80's.
It was announced this morning that GTM passed away from his battle with throat cancer. He was 62.
Morris left Boston in 1977 to take a job at WPIX-FM in NYC followed by a number of other radio gigs. He returned to the Hub in 1995 to become a morning personality at classic rocker WZLX 100.7FM. In April 1996, he shifted from mornings to middays to make room for legendary Charles Laquidara who moved over from WBCN 104.1FM to make room for Howard Stern. In 1998, Morris left WZLX to take over programming duties at WBOS 92.9FM and briefly serve as station's morning personality.
After ending his WBOS run, GTM left terrestrial radio to take a programming job at XM Satellite Radio in 2001. Until late last year, Morris served as host of XM Satellite Radio's interview and performance show "Artist Confidential" and program director of its Deep Tracks rock channel.