Chichester Area Talking News Logotype
Volunteer Donate

Programme Production


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 which covers items of special interest to blind and partially sighted listeners, Sports News, and News from the Villages.

Series CATN 09

The 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.