Lloyd's broadcasting career began in Greymouth as a radio technician in 1963. Then followed a period in Nelson and two years as a drama operator in Christchurch.
After a couple of years OE Lloyd became an announcer with the NZBC in 1970 and spent seven years in Wellington as a 2ZM DJ before becoming a professional actor.
Since then he has performed on stage all over NZ and overseas, and kept up an association with radio. He has been a broadcaster on Radio New Zealand National since 1989. From 1983-1987 he took over the presentation of Video Dispatch on TV, and was Crumpy's mate Scotty in a series of TV vehicle commercials from 1982-1996. Currently he is one of th all-night hosts.