Bill Morelock fell into radio as a refugee from graduate school. This was a lifetime ago, at Washington State University in Pullman, where Murrow learned how to speak like Murrow. Therefore, a permanent broadcast inferiority complex developed. In 1988, he conspired with Bob Christiansen to create the daily classical music show, Bob & Bill. It was distributed nationally by NPR and PRI in the long-lost 1990’s. He writes the occasional short piece, occasionally funny, but not often enough really to annoy anyone. As a storyteller Bill concedes, for comprehension’s sake, the need to proceed from left to right. As a golfer, though, he prefers to work his approach shots right to left. A moot point; the game is incomprehensible either way.
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