Teena Snare celebrates 50 years at 7AD

It’s not every day someone celebrates half a century at their place of business, but Teena Snare has done just that.

On Sunday, Teena clocked 50 years working at Devonport’s 7AD, and the station wasn’t going to let the milestone go unnoticed, changing its name to Teena FM for the day to honour this incredible achievement.

Teena started at 7AD when she was just 15 years old, with her junior role in administration including, being in charge of the tea trolley serving morning and afternoon tea (yes, those were the days), offering iced vovos or scotch finger biscuits.

Later, Teena worked in traffic, copywriting and as the manager’s secretary for many years before becoming Station Manager in the late 80s.

Teena served the last 30 years as Senior Account Manager, helping clients get the most out of their radio advertising. Teena has done everything in radio except announcing.

“I am so proud to be celebrating this incredible milestone! It’s hard to believe I have notched up 50 years with 7AD. I didn’t set out to work in radio – it was meant to be a part time job until I could start training as a nurse, but now I can’t imagine working anywhere else,” said Teena.

“I have loved the job and the last 50 years – every single day is different. Along the way I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with so many great colleagues, and of course on a personal level, I met my husband Graeme at 7AD when he joined the sales team.

7AD General Manager Sylvia Sayers is grateful for Teena’s industry knowledge that bolstered 7AD and taught her a couple things about radio.

“I have had the privilege to learn so much about radio from Teena, work will not be the same without her,” said Sayers.

“Teena has been at the heart of everything we do and she has dedicated her life’s work to serve our community. Her loyalty and support through good times and tough times is something I will always treasure.”

Teena will be retiring from 7AD on July 14.

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