2013 – What made the news?


We could not get a full team to the studio in Barton on Sea on 18 January to record a Talking Newspaper.

Instead we sent out our October 2012 Occasional Magazine as an emergency edtion and had notes of appreciation back.

Publicity/Fund-Raising Campaign

We continued the campaign started in 2012 distributing posters and flyers at every opportunity! The main aim is to increase awareness and attract new listeners.

We decided to write to the Care Homes in the area, offering to send them our Talking Newspapers for the benefit of any visually-impaired residents. A number of Care Homes have contacted us to take up our offer.

We are grateful to the Friends of New Milton Group and the Lymington United Reformed Church who provided donations towards our running costs.

Interview by Christchurch Radio Club

In February the Christchurch Radio Club came to Durlston Court School to interview me.

The Radio Club operates with support from the Christchurch Community Partnership, whose Current Projects including the Christchurch Radio Club appear in their website:


700th Edition

On 8 March, we recorded our 700th Edition. To mark the occasion we included some personal recollections by Val Raymond, one of the 4 founder members, and  the music used by another founder member, the late Geoff Briddon, when he was Sound Technician.

We have retained some extracts from our 700th Edition. To hear the highlights please click on the link below:

Highlights from our 700th Edition

We are grateful to all the volunteers and those who have given us financial and other backing that has enabled us to reach this milestone. We marked the occasion with publicity material.

Interview by Hope F M

On 10 September two of our volunteers Christine and Bob were interviewed on Hope FM.

Online Listening

We also arranged that the visually-impaired, who have access to the internet, may also listen to the current edition of the Talking Newspaper online.

For further information please click on the link below:

Online Listening

New Mixer

After trying to live with a faulty mixer deck, we were able to introduce a new mixer thanks to a number of donations we received.






New mixer being installed September 2013.

We also purchased a new CD player.

Jubilee Singers

For our Christmas Edition, we like to include some Christmas carols. This year Neil Eccles went to the Community Centre in New Milton to record the Jubilee Singers at one of their rehearsals for their Winter Concert on 1 December.