What’s on the weekly recording

The weekly WFTN aims to keep listeners in touch with everything that is going on in the local community with a 90-minute audio recording.

Sample recordings

A weekly news recording

A magazine recording

A Christmas recording

The editors choose articles, features, reports and announcements from The Kidderminster Shuttle, plus other relevant news in Wyre Forest, including:

  • general news
  • politics
  • crime
  • sport
  • entertainment
  • readers’ letters
  • births marriages and deaths

– and we wish listeners Happy Birthday at the right time if they want us to.

For our listeners, whether active or housebound, the Talking Newspaper can provide a sense of belonging to the wider community, with familiar and friendly voices in their home every week.

Other recordings on offer

In addition to the weekly news recordings, we produce a magazine recording, Magpie – a digest of articles, national and local, with local interviews and outside broadcasts. There are three editions of this recording in March, June and September.

There is also a special seasonal compilation recording (stories, verse, etc) at Christmas each year.

Periodically we record for the local council the brochures that they send out to Wyre Forest residents which keeps people in touch with council activities and services.