Bill Orr

Grand Junction, Colorado


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In Memoriam Bill Orr April 17, 1931 - November 1, 2004 So often someone will say "Oh yes! I remember Bill Orr. I used to listen to Reporter's Notebook on KNZZ every morning!" Occasionally a person recalls "I so enjoyed the music he played on K-GEM." And there are those lucky...

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I remember well Bill's wonderful radio voice and superb way of telling a story. I had lost track of him for many more years than I care to recall after moving from the Grand Valley to San Diego. A great loss to all of us.

Bill's memorium makes reference only to his "listeners." What about his readers? He was the only newspaper reporter I ever saw who could make typically boring stories on Main Street parades or planning commissions, very interesting. He was a great writer and a great guy.