“West Shropshire Talking Newspaper Fletcher Centre Cross Hill Shrewsbury SY1 1JE 01743 364 726
“Charity No. 504996 established 1976
In 1976 the first talking newspapers were published in Shropshire. Blind people had said they needed an audio news service and a public appeal achieved both the necessary funds and an initial team of volunteers to produce and publish the recordings for the new charity. The service has always been, free. News stories are taken from the Shropshire Star and Shropshire weekly newspapers and we are grateful to the publishers for their continued permission.
Our WSTN website, www.wstn.org.uk has a click-to-listen button linking to the current WSTN audio programme.
The British Wireless for the Blind Sonata internet radio broadcasts our weekly programme.
Any telephone can be used to listen to the WSTN and the number buttons control pause and track selection functions. 01743 387487
We record in high quality digital sound and then make our programmes available in a number of easy-to-use formats. Blind people and anyone with a visual impairment who qualifies for the Royal Mail’s ‘Articles for the Blind’ free post can receive a returnable memory stick through the post. This plays on a computer or portable USB player. Internet, Alexa and telephone formats are detailed below. In addition to the weekly newspaper a bi-monthly magazine is also published.
Amazon’s Alexa is the easiest way to listen to our recordings. Just say: “Alexa, play my talking newspaper”