Obituary: Lloyd Moss, WQXR host, 86

Posted on: August 7, 2013

“Lloyd Moss, a WQXR host of five decades who brought an irreverence and genial wit to the once staid universe of classical radio, died on Saturday at his home in Croton-on-Hudson, NY. He was 86 and had Parkinson’s disease, said his wife, Anne Moss,” writes Brian Wise on Monday’s (8/5) WQXR blog. “Moss came to WQXR in 1954 and by his retirement on Sept. 29, 2006, was one of the longest-serving classical music hosts in the United States. Like many radio personalities of the era, he worked as a voiceover artist and actor, with various credits in television and radio during the 1970s and ‘80s. Moss was also known for his eclectic outside pursuits: as a children’s author, editorial cartoonist, classically-trained trombonist and even a one-time model.… ‘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. ‘His was a voice of a golden generation and his perspective on music and New York so utterly captivating.’… Others, including WQXR co-founder Elliott Sanger, have remarked on Moss’s acerbic wit over the years.”

Posted August 7, 2013