A foundation breakfast host of Solid Gold FM, Kevin Black was a leading member of the Solid Gold team for 12 years, and a valued friend and colleague to many of the MediaWorks family.
Blackie epitomised radio, and his work inspired many of today’s radio announcers to take up radio broadcasting as a career.
He was incredibly generous with his knowledge and time, making himself available to mentor many of our young broadcasters. Blackie had a keen eye for talent and would seek out young people whom he could take under his wing and assist in their radio careers.
His legendary, wicked sense of humour, quick thinking and love of listeners were key attributes in an enormously successful radio career.
Industry accolades included recognition for Outstanding Contribution to Radio at the 2000 NZ Radio Awards, and the special award for Services to Broadcasting in 2010.
Blackie will be much missed by his friends and colleagues. The thoughts of everyone at MediaWorks are with Kevin’s family and friends at this sad time.
Chief Executive MediaWorks Radio
A special tribute to Kevin Black will be broadcast on The Sound from 7pm, Friday 22 February.