Longtime WQXR Personality Lloyd Moss Dies
August 6, 2013 at 11:21 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of longtime Classical WQXR/NEW YORK host LLOYD MOSS, who died SATURDAY after a battle with Parkinson's disease at his home in CROTON-ON-HUDSON, NY at 86, according to the station.
MOSS hosted at WQXR, then owned by the NEW YORK TIMES, from 1954 through his 2006 retirement. After service in the Army with ARMED FORCES RADIO and at stations in PENNSYLVANIA, CONNECTICUT, and LONG ISLAND, he returned to his native NEW YORK CITY at the municipal station WNYC-A, then worked at the VOICE OF AMERICA before starting at WQXR as a relief announcer in 1954 and a full-timer in JUNE 1955.
He remained a full-time afternoon host through 1971, when he left to pursue acting and voiceover work; he stayed on board at WQXR in a freelance capacity, hosting "FIRST HEARING," a weekly show that was also syndicated, and "THIS IS MY MUSIC." He did voiceovers for several commercials and appeared as an actor on television and in movies, then rejoined WQXR full-time in 1989. He also wrote children's books and drew cartoons for the CROTON-CORTLAND NEWS.