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Listening to Petersfield’s Shine Radio has reached record levels during this lockdown.

Total on-demand listening to the volunteer-run station topped 5,300 in January, its highest ever. An estimated 2,890 listeners tuned-in during the month.

What are people listening to?

The most local popular programmes include the P pod which has been highlighting positive stories of Petersfield people throughout January.

A new series, Dogs with Jobs, profiles the frontline workers of the canine world like Acorn, the reading assistant dog from St Peter’s Infant School while young broadcasters Meg and Sacha explore their shared interest in sustainability in Generation Green.

Arts and entertainment show The Ticket profiles the creativity in our town and features interviews with local artists, performers and crafters.

Contributions to the station from Lucy Lomax at Free Shop Friday, Tony Markham at Herne Junior School and Damian Hinds MP have attracted further listeners, and Ian Crossman’s Saturday and Sunday evening Brighter Minds Quiz is proving to be a fun way to wind down at the weekend.

Local personality and Shine Radio presenter Joff Lacey said:

Lockdown is tough for us all, but local radio is here to give companionship, comfort and a connection to the community. At Petersfield’s Shine Radio we mix great music with local information and friendly presenters. Our volunteers are thrilled to be able to provide a radio lifeline to so many people at a time of isolation.

Shine Radio receives positive feedback from local people. Listener Anne Saunders said:

it does put a smile on your face the banter between the presenters in the morning…having a giggle between them… and I love Susie Wilde’s walks.

 Information for journalists

  • Petersfield’s Shine Radio is a radio service run by volunteers – it’s not-for-profit and is operated for social gain in the local community.
  • Petersfield’s Shine Radio programmes are available to download or stream from all normal podcast outlets, such as iTunes / Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play and TuneIn as well as smart speakers.
  • Volunteers with the project are available for interview. Please contact Lucy Davies, in the first instance, to arrange.

For further information contact the project’s PR officer, Lucy Davies, on ppodguests@gmail.com, or call Petersfield (01730) 555 500.

Contact details:
Email – team@shineradio.uk
Telephone – 01730 5 55 500

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Twitter – twitter.com/shineradio
Facebook – facebook.com/petersfieldradio
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