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Olin Franklin Morris

Olin Franklin Morris, American broadcasting executive. board secretary of Jobs for High School Graduates; vice-chairman United States Olympic Committee for Tennessee; committee Memphis and Shelby County Music Committee Served with United States Army, 1956-1958. Member Muscular Dystrophy Association, National Association Christians and Jews (board directors).

Background

  • Morris, Olin Franklin was born on November 23, 1935 in Inman, South Carolina, United States. Son of Richard Marion and Bonnie Faye (Miller) Morris.

  • Education

    • Student, Maryville College, 1955. Student, University Tennessee, 1960.

    Career

    • Staff announcer, newsman Station WATE-AM-television, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1958-1960. Program and production manager Stations WPTA-television, WPTH-FM, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1960-1963. With executive staff South Center Broadcasting Corporation, Evansville, 1963-1964.

      President, general manager Station KFSM-television, Fort Smith, Arkansas, 1986-1987. Vice president, director public affairs Station WREG-television, Memphis, 1964-1984, vice president, director marketing and client services, 1984-1986, president, general manager, since 1987.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Board secretary of Jobs for High School Graduates. Vice-chairman United States Olympic Committee for Tennessee. Committee Memphis and Shelby County Music Committee Served with United States Army, 1956-1958.

    Member Muscular Dystrophy Association, National Association Christians and Jews (board directors).

    Connections

    • Married Sandi Holder. Children: Lindle Richard (deceased), Stacy Anne.
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    Born November 23, 1935
    • 1955
      Maryville College
    • 1960
      University Tennessee
    • 1958 - 1960
      Staff announcer
      Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
    • 1960 - 1963
      program and production manager, Stations WPTA-television
      Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
    • 1963 - 1964
      with executive, staff South Center Broadcasting Corporation
      Evansville, Indiana, United States
    • 1964 - 1984
      vice president, public affairs Station WREG-television
      Memphis, Tennessee, United States
    • 1964 - 1984
      director, public affairs Station WREG-television
      Memphis, Tennessee, United States
    • 1986 - 1987
      president, Station KFSM-television
      Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States
    • 1986 - 1987
      general manager, Station KFSM-television
      Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States
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