Merv Smith

Merv was the host of 1ZB’s breakfast show from 1951 through to 1986 and for twenty-six years his show rated number one. His natural talent for talk, clarity of delivery and all round cheerfulness made him easy to listen to and well loved by all.


After leaving ZB, Merv moved to 'Radio i' and dominated the ratings there too. In recent years, his passion for trains has lead him to open Merv Smith’s Hobbies, a store that sells trains, slot cars, model planes and ships. He says the shop is for ‘men, women and lucky children’.


Merv will be bringing his joyful personality, along with his great sense of humour, to the show this Sunday night.


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