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.
5am - 6am