Rory Morrison began at Beacon Radio in Wolverhampton as a travel reporter known as ‘Fonzy’. Off then to the BBC Radio Leeds hosting daytime shows; and to BBC Radio York and the early shift on BBC Radio Cleveland. BFBS was Rory’s next home, before sliding into BBC Radio 4, moving through a succession of famous programmes before joining the newsreading team. His voice is instantly recognisable to any Radio 4 listener.
In 2004, Rory was diagnosed with a rare type of Lymphoma. After a period of remission, he died in June 2013. He is fondly remembered by colleagues.
Hear Rory’s perfect, calm delivery here, as he wades through the morning press on the Today Programme in 2003, in the days when the job was done by the newsreader in a perfectly crafted piece, rather than by the programme presenters.