Lloyd Scott call it quits after more than five decades on-air

Staff Writer

After 53 years on-air, legendary RNZ radio announcer Lloyd Scott has hung his boots, finishing up his last overnight shift as a co-host on the All Night Programme earlier this week. 

Scott started as a radio technician in Greymouth, New Zealand in the early 1960s before heading overseas to London for overseas experience as an usher in the Old Vic theatre.

However, radio was always Scott’s favourite medium, compelling him to return to NZ to start a career in broadcasting in 1970.

After stints at NZBC and Wellington’s 2ZM, Scott eventually joined RNZ in 1989 while also taking over the presentation of Video Dispatch on TV, and was Crumpy’s mate Scotty in a series of vehicle commercials from 1982 to 1996.

On his last night, the 74-year-old was given full reign of the music that went to air during the program. He chose a number of personal favourites from his own collection including Paul Desmond, Virgil Fox, Art Blakey and Van Morrison.

Photo: RNZ

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