ACE Radio’s Lois Chislett announces retirement
One of Australian radio’s longest servants Lois Chislett has announced her retirement.
Having begun her career at 3YB Warrnambool in 1973, Chislett will call time at year’s end.
Beginning as a junior copywriter, she started out writing scripts for radio commercials, before being promoted to department head after three years.
Chislett hosted the 3YB Morning show during the 80s, making her one of only a few female announcers in regional Victoria with a permanent shift.
She has worked as a journalist since rejoining the station in the 1990s, where she has since presented news bulletins for 3YB and Coast FM.
“It really was like taking on a completely new job,” Chislett said.
“I had to learn the skills of interviewing, writing for news, editing and voicing. It was daunting, but it proved to be the start of a great career.”
Over her time in the industry, she has won six ACRAs for Best News Presenter.
She was named by Radio Today in the Top 10 list of Radio’s Greatest AM Newsreaders last year.
“Lois Chislett has been an exceptional employee, passionate, enthusiastic talented and committed to bringing our audience the latest news stories,” said ACE Radio Warrnambool GM Peter Headen.
“I wish Lois all the best in her retirement and thank her for her commitment to the station and her assistance over many years.”
“3YBFM/Coast FM is such an integral part of the community and I’ve loved
being a part of the team, but it’ll be good to have some ‘me’ time and also
spend more time with my husband David, my family and grandchildren,” Chislett added.
“We’ll travel and just enjoy life. It’ll be nice to turn off the brain and not think of ‘what’s making news’.”