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Morrison, Ampex ‘Voice,’ Dies

Morrison, Ampex 'Voice,' Dies

Bob Morrison has died. He was familiar to many in broadcasting as the “voice” of Ampex standard alignment tapes. He was 77.
“Bob had a long and colorful history in the broadcast and recording fields, starting in the 1940s while he was still in his teens,” according to friend Jim Wood. His early career took him from a film and audio studio in San Francisco to Voice of America headquarters in New York, and ultimately back to the Bay Area with Berkeley’s KRE radio.
He founded Standard Tape Laboratories in Hayward, Calif., and most recently was involved in the manufacture of replica “ring-and-spring” microphones while researching the technical history of disc recording, Wood said.
Morrison, who lived in Oakland, died of cancer. He is survived by his wife Pat.