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Listen: Merv Smith's last show on air

Author
Newstalk ZB Staff,
Section
Audio,
Publish Date
Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 4:58PM
Merv Smith, seen here with sidekick McHairy, signed off in January 1987. (Photo / Newstalk ZB)
Merv Smith, seen here with sidekick McHairy, signed off in January 1987. (Photo / Newstalk ZB)

Merv Smith hosted 1ZB's breakfast show for 26 years, becoming a local legend in the process. 

The superstar broadcaster called it quits at the start of 1987, choosing to leave the network before it was rebranded as Newstalk ZB. 

Smith passed away yesterday after a short illness.

In honour of his lasting legacy, here are his final four hours as the 1ZB host from January 23 1987.

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5am - 6am

6am - 7am

7am - 8am

8am - 9am

ON AIR: Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive

4PM - 7PM