The current team of volunteers at the Talking Newspaper consists of thirty-two people, who are divided into 4 teams.
Each team has a team leader / editor; up to five newsreaders, a technician, and a back-room administration team.
Once a fortnight, one of these four teams meets at their recording studio where some 30 local stories are read and recorded onto a laptop.
These stories are from within their geographical area of Ilkeston in the North to Castle Donington in the South; from Borrowash in the West to Beeston in the East and are then saved from the laptop onto a master memory stick that already contains the 13 magazines mentioned above.
Everything on the master, (using our duplicating equipment) is then copied onto 140 memory sticks that are then placed inside yellow pouches (one memory stick per pouch) that have a label with listener’s contact details on one side and the Talking Newspapers address on the other.
These are then posted (paid for by the Royal Mail) to each of their listeners.
The Talking Newspaper currently has 140 listeners, but this number is growing all the time due in part to our close working relationship with
Geoff Pickance, the Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) at Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham;
A BIG THANKS to Geoff for all his help