Born and educated in Invercargill, Roy Woodward went into broadcasting as an announcer at 4YZ in 1948, soon after his return from service in the Middle East and Italy during World War II. In 1955, he became announcer-in-charge at Greymouth, and two years later took the same position at 3YA in Christchurch. In his final position, which he took up in 1958, he spent four months in Malaysia in 1965 training announcers. Apart from doing stints of continuity work on TV, Roy’s voice became, very familiar to listeners and viewers covering such grand occasions as Royal visits and so on. Going on to be district announcer in charge at Christchurch, Roy bowed out towards the end of February 1967 to take up the managership of the Golden Central Tourist Hotel-Motel at Alexandra.

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