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Farewell to Lloyd Moss, a WQXR Classic

MossHe was an announcer at classical station WQXR for 53 years until his retirement in 2006. Lloyd Moss died Saturday, the station confirmed to Tuned In. He was 86 and had Parkinson’s disease.

The Brooklyn-born broadcaster started his long association with ‘QXR in 1953. He left a staff position in 1971 to concentrate on acting and his voice-over work. But even during the sabbatical from WQXR, he hosted two shows.

The longtime afternoon announcer, Moss returned to the station on a regular basis in 1989.

“I never had the privilege of meeting Lloyd in person, but most certainly loved listening to him on WQXR when I moved to New York in 1995,” said Graham Parker, the Vice President and General Manager of WQXR, said on the station’s website. “His was a voice of a golden generation and his perspective on music and New York so utterly captivating.”

Moss added author to the resume, with the 1995 Simon & Schuster book Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin.  

A paid obituary in today’s New York Times said Moss requested donations should be made in his name to The Innocence Project.

Photo: WQXR