Shine Radio is shortlisted for a national award

Joff Lacey and James Robbins The radio volunteers here in Petersfield have been named in the Community Radio Awards as one of the top five digital radio teams in the UK. Petersfield’s Shine Radio is competing against stations from Leeds, Torbay, Gwynedd and...

Opportunities in our news team

Our local news service is one of the most important things we do. It’s popular too, attracting around 20,000 downloads in the last year. That’s in addition to the 3,500 people a month who hear our bulletins on the live stream. Right now there are fresh...

Shine Radio makes a show for the BBC

The volunteers at Petersfield’s Shine Radio were commissioned by BBC Radio Solent to produce a half-hour showcase of the best of Petersfield. The programme was broadcast across Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight by BBC Radio Solent on Thursday 13th May...

Our latest listening measures

As an open project we like to share our listening numbers (even when they go down a bit). This month, they’re strongly up. We believe this demonstrates a growing habit to make Shine Radio part of people’s local listening, the importance of providing a...

Radio team honoured in the Petersfield Awards

The volunteer team collected the winner’s prize in the Arts & Entertainment category. It’s been the biggest year for our town’s radio project with record listening numbers, a fast response to the Covid-19 lockdown with a daily information service, the shift of...

New opportunities at Shine Radio

After two thrilling weeks Petersfield’s Shine Radio is sounding great and gaining listeners. More than 1,000 people listened in our launch week, and our diverse family of presenters is sounding more and more confident on the air. Please keep spreading the word –...

Shine Radio fast facts

What is Petersfield’s new radio station? It’s Petersfield’s Shine Radio. Who makes it shine? You make it shine. The volunteer team at Petersfield Community Radio is drawn from across the local community. It’s the same people who bring you the P pod and the Morning...

Project newsletter – December 2019

In this update… the P pod becomes our most popular production, Schools Audio Day brings together students from four local schools plus lots of geeky data and more great ways you can join in and help us grow. the P pod the P pod is our flagship show and our most...

Project newsletter

Audio Highlights Our audio just gets better and better with several regular features starting to hit their stride: Suzie Wilde has now completed six Wilde Walks. They’re short first-person accounts of Suzie’s country strolls with her labrador, Raine. Such a simple...

Project newsletter

from Stephen Martin. Here’s a round-up of current project activity. It’s lovely to hear the audio we’re making together but there’s much more going on besides and there are further opportunities to get stuck in. Editorial compliance and legal...

Report: Creative Day, 2 March

With thanks to Churcher’s College for hosting us in their Lecture Theatre, here are headlines from our first Creative Day which took place on Saturday 2 March 2019. Thirty two volunteers joined us for the day which moved us from great ideas to practical...

Report: first open meeting

On Saturday morning (26 January 2019), around fifty of us attended our first open project meeting. Here’s what happened. Richard explained how his media career started in radio and how radio is still very much part of his life now. He set-out the three project...

Date confirmed for first Community Radio public meeting

Our first public meeting is confirmed for Saturday 26 January at 10am. At the event, radio volunteers will share information about their unique life experiences and expertise, learn more about the project proposals and assess what training support is necessary to help...