Thursday, September 28, 2006

Plat du jour

New York is my city, too.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Lloyd Moss is retiring

This is Lloyd Moss's last week as a WQXR announcer. He started at the station in 1955, and has been the late afternoon "drive time" host since 1989. That is when he returned from an 18 year diversion doing voiceovers and acting.

WQXR general manager Tom Bartunek called Moss "slightly mischievous." That he is. He sometimes can get into a bit of a banter with the news announcers. It can only be for a few seconds at the beginning or the end of a newscast, but somehow he manages.

My favorite part of his mischief, though, is his wordplay. Puns are not beneath him. My favorite example was the day after Mother's Day, when he talked about Yo Yo's Ma, Anne-Sophie's Mutter, Ricardo's Muti, and Debussy's La Mer. I think there was one, maybe even two more that I can't remember.

I'll miss him.

Monday, September 25, 2006