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Respected newsman gone

The dulcet tones of Glen Morrison will be heard no more.

The longtime Vernon news reporter, who worked at KISS FM, died Sunday at the age of 67. He had been battling cancer.

Morrison had retired from his position in the radio station newsroom in March 2015.

“He was an authoritative news voice with a stellar career,” said Don Weglo, former program director at KISS. “He had a lot of contacts.”

Morrison started as morning newsperson in the Vernon newsroom in 1977 and worked there for 34 years.

“Waking up every morning and hearing that 7 a.m. or 8 a.m. newscast, knowing he would be there and he would have the story,” said Weglo.

"He was a pleasure to work with," said Frank Martina, former morning man, who worked with Morrison for 30 years. "He was quite the character in his own right and the ultimate professional.

"He was also an early riser, like me, and was usually in the station by 3 a.m. and ready for 5:30 when we went on the air."

Morrison was also reported to be one of the first disabled news reporters in British Columbia.

“If you met Glen, you knew he only had one arm. Yet he was a championship race car driver at Thunder Mountain (Raceway) and the people really respected him there,” Weglo said.

"He loved his car, a Pontiac Beaumont, which I used to joke went from zero to 60 in the parking lot," said Martina. "I have fond memories of Glen and send my condolences to his family."

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