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Who can I vote for on 6 May?

Who can I vote for on 6 May?

Elections are coming on 6 May. Find out what these elections are about, who is standing and how you can vote.

featured shows

Growing Together

The brighter gardening show with Ann-Marie Powell and Claire Vennis. Grow with us every month.

Talking Books

Published author Suzie Wilde and bookshop owner Tim O’Kelly explore their love of books, the joy of stories and the craft of writing.

Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey present the P pod

the P pod

Our flagship weekly show packed with Petersfield personalities and their real-life stories. Presented by Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey.

The Ticket

Laura Sheppard celebrates arts, culture and entertainment from in and around the Petersphere.

Rise & Shine

The brighter way to start your day in the Petersphere with local news/travel updates and guests from all walks of life.

Wilde Walks

Inspirational walks in beautiful countryside around Petersfield with Suzie Wilde and her labrador Raine.

Dogs with Jobs

They have focus, determination, intelligence, instinct and courage. Meet the front line workers of the canine world.

The Shine Radio Recipe

Noni Needs meets local people who share treasured and original recipes with you.

Generation Green

Young minds with the environmental issues that matter to them and practical ways we can help protect our planet.

The Local Showcase

Mandy P introduces a weekly selection of tracks released and performed by local musicians.

great local listening

The Duke of Edinburgh’s secret visits to Petersfield

The Duke of Edinburgh’s secret visits to Petersfield

Claire Vennis reports on the Duke of Edinburgh’s sole official appearance in our town and his repeated private visits to Sheet. Also, the Reverend Canon Will Hughes explains how you can pray for the Duke and leave your condolences in St Peter’s Church 

Meet Mark Raynor from T&M Artisan Chocolates

Meet Mark Raynor from T&M Artisan Chocolates

Locally-based T&M Artisan Chocolates make beautifully decorated luxury chocolate, and they taste as good as they look.

Shine Radio’s Claire Vennis went to the farm where they’re based to meet talented chocolatier Mark Raynor – and, yes, she did get to sample some of the bonbons Mark is showcasing the photo.  They were delicious!

the P pod local personalities show – 6 April 2021

the P pod local personalities show – 6 April 2021

In this week’s P pod, local artisan chocolate maker Mark Raynor, Sheet sheep farmer Andrew Snow and his sheepdogs, Jon Walker mulls over the latest local news and we play local music from a former Petersfield schoolteacher and his reggae band Emiliyah and the Mightyz All Stars.

Growing Together – April 2021

Growing Together – April 2021

After recording remotely for the last few months, Claire and Ann-Marie are happy to be back together in Ann-Marie’s garden again.

April is a busy time in the garden and, accompanied by blackbird song, they share what seeds they’ve already sown and what they’re going to sow this month.

Ann-Marie has new arches in her garden for cobaea and squash plants to grow up and Claire discusses what small tree could work well in her garden.

With advice for colour, companion planting, seeds swaps, planting to remember loved ones and a surprise recipe, this month’s Growing Together is bursting with excitement for the coming growing season.

The Ticket – new arts and entertainment show

The Ticket – new arts and entertainment show

In this episode of The Ticket Laura Sheppard hands over the reins to Duke of Edinburgh volunteer, Ben Shine, who interviews the Director of Music at Churchers College about the virtual lunchtime concerts that were performed during lockdown. John Welsman talks to Amy Hearne about the 3D model she made of his retiring guide dog, Breck. And Shine Radio’s very first radio play, The Idea of Guilt, is broadcast, after Laura chats to the playwright, Greg Mosse.

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Petersfield turns to local radio in lockdown

Petersfield turns to local radio in lockdown

Listening to Petersfield’s Shine Radio has reached record levels during this lockdown. The most local popular programmes include the P pod which has been highlighting positive stories of Petersfield people throughout January.

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