With reluctance, we must stop sending out our programmes on memory sticks until restrictions are lifted. There has been a surge in the pandemic locally, many of our volunteers are in the high risk category, and we have a duty to protect them. We will continue to record the programmes from our homes as we have done throughout the pandemic.

Programmes can be listened to on our website ("Latest Edition" page), via the British Wireless for the Blind (BWBF) App on smartphones, and Alexa. We look forward to better days ahead when we can reinstate full service.

Programme Production

Overview

Every other Thursday, the production team records the news programme at the studio in St. Richard's Hospital Chichester.

The main content of this news programme is a round-up of local news and features taken from the Chichester Observer, Bognor Regis Observer, and the Midhurst and Petworth Observer.  Also included is the Information Desk that covers items of special interest to blind and partially sighted listeners, Sports News, News from the Villages, and Richard Williamson reading his Nature Notes.

Boom BoxThe programme is recorded on to computer and then copied on to blank memory sticks. These are then inserted into special wallets and posted free of charge to our listeners who play them on their players - in other words "the newspaper you can listen to".  In addition to the memory stick, you can listen to Chichester area Talking News using this web site, (go to Listen to Talking News), Alexa and the BWBF App.

Chichester area Talking News is distributed fortnightly and is a 70 minute programme - 60 minutes of local news followed by a bonus track.

In addition to the newspaper, the quarterly magazine - INSIGHT - is of 75 minutes duration.  It contains features of general and local interest.