Media skills development morning

Join TV correspondent Richard Gaisford and the Shine Radio volunteer team for a morning learning media skills together. New volunteers welcome.

Join the Shine Radio volunteers for a morning of media skills learning this Saturday.

  • ITV Good Morning Britain international correspondent Richard Gaisford will help you learn what makes a great news story.
  • Kate Fairweather and Claire Vennis will share information about future project developments.
  • Learn how to get the highest quality audio wherever you’re recording your interviews from producer John Welsman

It’s all happening at Churcher’s College in the Lecture Theatre from 9.30 to 12.30pm.

New volunteers welcome. Please register here.


Join Petersfield’s award-winning Shine Radio team for a development and training morning on March 18, 2023

Join the team Petersfield’s Shine Radio development morning, from 9.30am to 12.30pm on March 18, 2023 at Churchers College Lecture Theatre. 

  • Learn about the project progress towards DAB
  • Learn interviewing skills and spotting a news story from ITV’s Special Correspondent, Richard Gaisford.
  • Learn recording technique and what makes good audio from Shine Radio producers/editors. 

The morning will start with an overview of the station’s output, progress towards a DAB licence, and new training provisions for volunteers. 

Running order

9.15am Welcome coffee 

9.45am Welcome from Claire/Kate

  • – Introduction to Shine Radio and welcome
  • – showcase variety of shows 
  • – overview of progress towards a DAB licence 
  • – training framework and progress within it
  • – promotion/sponsorship awareness
  • – plea for social media skills

10.15am Richard Gaisford – [interview skills/spotting news stories and news angles

11.30am John Welsman on what makes good audio

12 noon Q&A

12.30pm Close


Training opportunities – write, edit, present 

The Shine Radio team is broadly based, and there are opportunities to develop skills in writing, editing and presenting. So whether you want to be in front of or behind the mic, you can find a satisfying volunteering experience at Shine Radio.

Our local news service is a key element of the Shine Radio output, both now and on track to our DAB licence. There are presenter led shows, and features, too.

Winning Digital Station of the Year at the Community Radio Awards, 2022 was a great accolade. As we head towards a DAB licence as the next stage, a strong core news team and variety of programming is central to our success before a wider audience. 

You can contribute from home with a laptop and telephone, but there are also opportunities to get out and interview people in the news. And if you’re nervous about being on air there are vital non-speaking roles too!

Just a few hours of your time once or twice a week could make a big difference to what we can do together. With daily bulletins to produce, it’s based around some routine too so you can have predictability with your time.

Why not join us for an introduction and meet the team on March 18th at Churchers College? 

Local photographer Tina Knowles will be present to take promo shots of all volunteers for the project, so please come prepared to be photographed!

Any queries, just contact

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