Beloved Australian broadcaster Nan Witcombe has died at age 95.
Well known to a generation of Adelaide radio listeners, Witcombe rose to fame during the 1970s with a talkback show on 5DN (now Cruise 1323).
She was also the author of a series of a popular book of poetry, The Thoughts of Nanuska.
Aside from her long career in radio, Witcombe, who had a reputation as a quick wit, wrote skits for the ground breaking Australian satirical TV comedy The Mavis Bramston Show, which ran from 1964 to 1968.
She also wrote four full-length plays for the stage, which were all produced in Adelaide.
Witcombe also wrote song lyrics, including some numbers for her friend, actress Lorrae Desmond of A Country Practice fame.
Before entering show business, Witcombe trained as a nurse, and then joined Australian National Airlines (which became Ansett) in 1950 as a flight attendant, and worked for the company for 23-years.
She later co-hosted her 5DN Adelaide talkback show with Ken Dickin, which ended in the 1980s.
Witcombe was also well-known as the hostess of a popular 70s night spot in Adelaide, The Barn restaurant in McLaren Vale.
Author of several self-published poetry books, Witcombe came to national attention decades later.
Her poem To Mourn Too Long for Those We Love was read at the funeral of INXS front man Michael Hutchence in 1997 as one of the tributes to the tragic singer.
She also wrote a memoir about her years in the aviation industry, Up Here and Down There.