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Who makes it shine?

You make it shine. If you have a story to share, either from your own observations or from an organisation you’re involved in, just email team@shineradio.uk or call Petersfield 555 500.

The volunteer team at Petersfield’s Shine Radio is drawn from across the local community. We also partner with four local schools, the Petersfield Post and Petersfield Museum.

What will I hear on Petersfield’s Shine Radio?

A brighter mix of great music and local information.

Only Shine Radio broadcasts the voices and stories of Petersfield people, amplifies the creativity in our town and connects the community 24/7.

We are home to unique local shows that celebrate the best in our town. For example, the P pod is your regular home of local personalities and real stories with Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey, The Brighter Minds Quiz tests your knowledge and brighten up your Saturday and Sunday nights with quizmaster Ian Crossman and Talking Books sees local published author Suzie Wilde share her passion for literature.

Does Petersfield’s Shine Radio broadcast local news?

Yes – as a trusted source of local news and information, we keep you up-to-date with the latest from Petersfield every hour throughout the day together with the UK and world headlines (half-hourly during Rise & Shine, weekdays 6am-10am).

The Morning Report is also available to listen to anytime at shineradio.uk each morning rounding up everything you need to know, including details of local road closures and rail engineering works.

What area does the service cover?

You can listen anywhere but our editorial focus is entirely on the interests of people in our community. We call this area ‘the Petersphere’ and you can see a map of it here.

What music will I hear on Petersfield’s Shine Radio?

Our brighter mix of great music has been carefully selected, appealing to those aged 40-60 (but anyone of any age is welcome). In addition to the playing songs that shine forever from the likes of ABBA, David Bowie, Take That and Madonna, including some you won’t have heard for years, we introduce you to the best new releases from artists such as Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Ava Max and Jack Savoretti so you’re sure to discover your next favourite song with Shine Radio.

We also celebrate the work of local unsigned musicians from around the Petersphere in The Local Showcase and we’re open to you if you want to share your musical talent.

How can I listen to Petersfield’s Shine Radio?

On any connected device.

Is Petersfield’s Shine Radio available on DAB or FM?

Not yet but you can support our campaign for a broadcast platform. If you make a donation, you’ll help us be ready when the regulator Ofcom invites licence applications for this area.

Why the name “Shine Radio”?

Local people chose our name as a bright and radiant focus of everything we do.

We have a sunny outlook, our project attracts the brightest ideas and our reporting shines a light on local life as we share the voices and stories of Petersfield people.

With its strengths in community theatre, music and schools performance, Petersfield is a town that’s never shy of the spotlight and our very own radio station is the place for local talent to shine.

I’m happy with my existing choice of station – why should I switch?

Shine Radio is a truly unique offering. As the only radio station made right here in Petersfield, just for you, we understand and talk about local life unlike any other, because we live here too. We are interesting, engaging and always here to make you smile and laugh or stop and think.

Above all, the more you contribute, the better it will be. You make it shine.

Who are the presenters?

We’re a diverse team that reflects our part of the world.

Young voices including Olivia Wilkie and Mia Webster will appear alongside programmes hosted by more longstanding and accomplished members of the community such as Alan Cosh and Dave Williams.

  • Every weekday morning, Rise & Shine starts your day with a brighter mix of great music and local information brought to you by friendly Petersfield voices.
  • Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey share conversations and stories with the personalities of Petersfield every week in the P pod.
  • Mandy P shares music released and performed by musicians in and around Petersfield in The Local Showcase.
  • Published author Suzie Wilde and One Tree Books owner Tim O’Kelly explore their love of books, the joy of stories and the craft of writing as they meet published authors, Tim recommends good reads and Suzie shares a forgotten jewel as her backlist choice in Talking Books.
  • Celebrating all things quaffable, Phill Humphries and Mags Rivett bring you hints, tips, recommendations, information and interviews with local winemakers, vineyards, retailers and restaurants in Drinking with Phill & Mags.
  • Laura Sheppard celebrates our local arts and entertainment scene, including interviews with local artists and craftspeople, performers, writers and designers in The Ticket.
  • Young minds concerned about the environment with practical solutions to help protect the planet. Generation Green is presented by Olivia Wilkie and Mia Webster.
  • Queen of the borders, Claire Vennis, and King of the allotments, Steve Amos, share advice and expertise from the beautiful settings of their Petersfield gardens and our local allotments in Growing Together.
  • Kate Fairweather meets the front line workers of the canine world in Dogs with Jobs. Admire the intelligence and skills of working dogs in Petersfield, meet the humans they work alongside and discover what benefits they bring to local life.
  • One half of the P pod, Joff Lacey, and The Petersfield Post’s Chief Reporter, Jon Walker, get their teeth into a local talking point in Joff & Jon discuss…
  • Quizmaster Ian Crossman tests your general knowledge every Saturday and Sunday evening, 9pm-11pm, in The Brighter Minds Quiz. Bragging rights are duly awarded for a full house.
  • Liss’s greatest country-loving export Tim Rogers presents two hours of classic and contemporary country songs and shares insights and stories from his encylopaedic knowledge of the music every Sunday afternoon, 3pm-5pm.

Find out who’s on when here.

Do you produce podcasts?

Yes – our speech shows are available here at shineradio.uk and on all the popular podcast apps including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and Pocketcasts (just search “Petersfield”).

Can I join your team?

Yes – we welcome volunteers from all walks of local life. Contact us here.

May I advertise my business on Petersfield’s Shine Radio?

Yes – we’re big supporters of local business and welcome advertising or sponsorship from any organisation that needs to increase awareness and sales in the local area.

Our sponsorship packages start from just £50 per month. Email team@petersfieldradio.uk or call Petersfield 555 500 and we’ll find a great way to help you grow.

How do I promote an event on Shine Radio?

It’s free for any non-profit organisation. Our events guide is heard throughout the day and in the P pod.

If you run lots of events we can even arrange a login to our events database so you can enter the information exactly as you want it.