Veteran broadcaster dies at age 85
Veteran broadcaster and former General Manager of the National Broadcasting Corporation Nina Maloney has died.
Maloney died at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital yesterday morning at the age of 85 years.
The National Broadcasting Corporation in a release issued yesterday, March 11, said they were saddened to learn about the death of their former general manager and Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Maloney worked at the Windward Island Broadcasting Service (WIBS) and upon completion of her training at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), later became General Manager of what was then Radio 705, now NBC Radio.
She served as General Manager from 1997 to 2001 and during her tenure, Maloney travelled throughout the country bringing weekly broadcasts of Divine Worship from churches. She was also known for her musical programme, ‘Memory Lane’ featuring music of yesteryear.
Maloney was a long standing member of Soroptimist International and the SVG Girl Guides Association. She served as District Commissioner for the Grenadines, Public Relations Officer and Division Commissioner for Kingstown and the Grenadines. She also represented the local Guides Association on the Duke of Edinburgh Committee and at the time of her death was an Executive Member of the Girl Guides Association.
She was recently honoured by Governor General, Dame Susan Dougan for her long standing commitment and service to the Children’s Welfare Fund Committee. She was also at the forefront in the selling of poppies as a member of the Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Legion in remembrance of those who served during the First and Second World Wars.
She was known for her work with the local Salvation Army and the Thompson Home.