SAN ANTONIO RADIO HALL OF FAME
Eddie Morris came to San Antonio in 1947 while serving in the Army Air Force. In 1953 he left the military to begin his broadcasting career as an engineer at KABC Radio, which soon added TV, and eventually became KENS Radio and TV. Eddie worked with both radio and TV engineers and his primary job was radio control and production for both the station and local ad agencies.
Eddie left KENS in 1958 to join KTSA Radio in sales and engineering station remotes … where he was contracted to work for San Antonio Missions Baseball, Southwest Conference Football and other sports events. During this time, Eddie engineered the first live broadcast of a basketball game with San Antonio sports legend and sportscaster Kyle Rote as the announcer.
In 1959 Eddie took over the Production Department at KITE … and in 1960 moved to KITY/KONO as Production Manager. Then, in 1961 he resigned to open San Antonio’s first full-time recording studio, Mastersound, Inc.
This highly successful facility opened in 1962, recording commercials for local businesses, national country radio programs, and national conventions. In 1964 Eddie added two-voice substitution studios to convert English-language films into Spanish.
In 1975 Eddie left Mastersound to open Morris Sound with his son Gary. In 1978, the company added video production and the innovative Air Check, which recorded all local newscasts and made them available for clients. In 1985 the company acquired the FCC license to put the first low power community TV station, KW67, on the air. The station broadcast until 1995 when Eddie moved into sports contract broadcast engineering.
In 2016, Eddie continues to engineer San Antonio high school football games, Rampage Hockey, WNBA “Stars”, and SPURS basketball on WOAI Radio.