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Press Release - Larry Williams Hangs up the Headphones

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After an extraordinary 27 years, Newstalk ZB’s award-winning Drive host, Larry Williams, is stepping down.

Having tried to hand in his resignation two years ago, Head of Talk Jason Winstanley says he’s reluctantly agreed to finally let Williams enjoy his long-planned retirement.

Winstanley says, "I’ve refused to accept it for years, but Larry is determined to hit the golf course full time. And he’s earned it; he has been a phenomenal force in our industry for decades. We know his audience will miss him dearly."

However, Winstanley says it won’t be the last we hear from Williams. "Larry is going overseas with his wife for the next six months to play the great golf courses of the world, but he will take on some fill-in work with Newstalk ZB when he returns."

Larry Williams says "It’s been a great ride, but all good things come to an end. It’s been a privilege to have worked with such a great team and great broadcasters for so many years. I feel especially lucky to have had such a loyal audience. Thank you."

The last day of Larry Williams Drive will be Thursday 18 April.

Newstalk ZB will announce its new drive host in the coming weeks.

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