About Us

Witney Talking News (WTN) is a free weekly talking news service providing audio local news for people living in West Oxfordshire who are visually impaired or who otherwise have difficulty holding and reading newspapers.

The current chairman (who originally founded the service in 1979) leads a small committee and a volunteer pool of around 70 people with a variety of skills. It takes around 11 people to make each recording and we record in the Methodist Church on the High Street in Witney each Thursday except at Easter and Christmas.

Each weekly recording contains a selection of local news on USB memory sticks and is sent to our listeners free-of-charge. We also provide listeners with a free playback unit.

In addition to weekly recordings, we produce magazine editions (approximately twice per year). These usually have a theme and contain a mixture of original journalism, one-off interviews and feature items. You can listen to our previous magazines by following the link on the right of the page.

Founded in 1979, Witney Talking News is a registered charity (no:277434) and is affiliated to the Talking News Federation, the umbrella organisation that represents the interests of local Talking Newspapers in the UK and from whom it gains valuable advice and support.

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