ZB's first traffic reporter reflects on 45 year long career

Author
Newstalk ZB Staff,
Publish Date
Fri, 28 Sep 2018, 5:52PM
Peter Everatt has been with Newstalk ZB for 45 years. (Photo / NZ Herald)

ZB's first traffic reporter reflects on 45 year long career

Author
Newstalk ZB Staff,
Publish Date
Fri, 28 Sep 2018, 5:52PM

Peter Everatt - a name that means plenty to some, but some will have little clue of his long and strong history with Newstalk ZB.

Everatt has been part of the ZB family for 45 years, starting as an engineer back when the station was 1ZB.

He later became the station’s first traffic reporter, launching the Time Saver Traffic brand that lasts to this day.

Back in the early days, he would take to the skies in a plane, ‘ZB One’, to provide breakfast and drive traffic reports direct from the air.

He was the first person to refer to Auckland’s infamously complicated motorway as Spaghetti Junction.

Everatt later added management duties to his position, a role he has held for the last few years.

Earlier this year, Everatt received a Services to Broadcasting Award at the Radio Awards.

Everatt joined long-time colleague Leighton Smith this morning to discuss the former’s career and how much has changed over nearly half a century of broadcasting.

LISTEN TO PETER AND LEIGHTON TALK ABOVE

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