A Change of Pace for the Lady with a Smile in her Voice

After more than 30 years with ABC Local Radio in Adelaide, Carole Whitelock announced this month that she will step down from her role as Afternoons presenter at the end of the year.

From 2012, Carole will be tipping the scales of her work/life balance to make more time for activities away from the microphone. However, it won‟t be the end of Carole‟s radio presenting, she will appear on 891 ABC Adelaide on a part-time basis.

Affectionately known as "the lady with a smile in her voice‟, Carole has enjoyed sharing a variety of radio programs with local audiences. Since joining the ABC in 1980, Carole has presented every shift, with the past ten years in the Afternoons timeslot.

Carole said “I‟ve spent a large part of my life at the ABC, 31 years to be exact! During that time I have worked with so many remarkable people with a passion to make the best programs, tell the most interesting stories, celebrate our fabulous city and state, and incidentally to have fun as a group of friends and colleagues. I‟m immensely proud to be a part of it and very glad that although I won‟t be working full time (leisure and travel are looking attractive) there will be an opportunity for me to return to the airwaves from time to time. Love you ABC”.

Graeme Bennett, Local Content Manager ABC Local Radio and Online South Australia, said “Carole Whitelock has enjoyed a wonderful career with ABC Local Radio. In her years behind the microphone, she has seen 5AN the Music Maker evolve into 891 ABC Adelaide, and thrived in a dynamic industry. Audiences have embraced her infectious love of life and enthusiasm for her home town. We‟ll welcome her back from time to time with open arms, because Carole will always be a member of the 891 family”.

Carole‟s final program for the year will be on Friday December 9 at a special Evenings program broadcast from Norwood, which she will co-present with Peter Goers.

A new Afternoons presenter will be announced in due course.

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