Story: Childhood

Buzz O'Bumble

Radio shows have been a popular source of entertainment for children since the mid-20th century. Wellington radio host Lindsay Yeo headed a family show on Radio 2ZB in the 1970s and 1980s. He created a cast of characters who appeared on the show and at children's events. Listen to a conversation between Yeo and his best-known character, Buzz O'Bumble.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Childhood - Play and recreation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 April 2024)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 12 Dec 2018