John Morris hosts The Call-in Show, weekdays from 2-3pm on ESPN 1660
“Voice of the Baylor Bears”
In his 25th season overall broadcasting Baylor Bear Football, the 2011-2012 school year will be the 17th for John Morris in his role as the signature voice of Baylor Athletics. Officially, he is Baylor’s Assistant Athletic Director for Broadcasting following in the footsteps of legendary Baylor announcer Frank Fallon. The 52-year old Morris worked alongside Fallon for eight years on the Baylor football broadcasts (1987-1995) and his duties now include play-by-play for Baylor football and men’s basketball in addition to daily Baylor and Big 12 programming and the daily “John Morris Show” on flagship station 1660 ESPN Radio in Waco. Morris has also broadcast Baylor baseball, softball, women’s basketball, tennis, equestrian, and track & field and serves as co-host of the award winning weekly TV Show “Inside Baylor Sports.”
A December, 1980 Baylor graduate, Morris worked 15-years as TV sports anchor and Sports Director on Waco’s CBS affiliate, KWTX-TV before moving into the Baylor post. For three years, he was assigned to cover the NCAA Basketball Tournament for the NCAA/CBS Radio Network. Honored three times over a four year period with awards from the Texas AP Broadcasters for sports play-by-play, Morris and Pat Nunley also won a Katie Award from the Dallas Press Club for Baylor Basketball broadcasts on WBAP. At Homecoming in November, 1999, Morris was named one of Baylor’s outstanding young alumni. In November, 2002, he was honored with the Frank Fallon Sportsmanship Award from the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce.
John Morris is a native of Louisville, Kentucky and graduated with honors from Danville (Ky.) High School in 1977. A proud father of three, Morris is married to the former Terri Melton, a 1985 Baylor graduate. They are the parents of Meagan (22) a Baylor graduate, Maddie (18) a Baylor Freshman, and M.J. (14). The Morris family is active at Highland Baptist Church in Waco.
John and son M.J. with Cincinnati Reds Broadcast team of Jeff Brantley (left) and Hall of Famer Marty Brennaman (2ndfrom right) who John has listened to since his youth.