In need of readers for 2MCE FM's Talking Newspaper

Talking Newspaper

Talking Newspaper

2MCE FM manager Ross Larsen has put the call out to the Bathurst and Orange communities for more volunteers to present the daily radio show Talking Newspaper. 

The program has presenters read both the Western Advocate and Central Western Daily, to an audience that may not have access to the newspaper, blind or having reading problems. 

Mr Larson said the radio station is always looking for volunteers to be available on an on-call basis.

“We’re particularly looking for females to fill in,” he said.

“We tend to be short people sometimes. Either they’re ill, busy or away for a few weeks. We need people to fill in roles for a while or either go on list for a permanent role.

“We’ll provide training and give an idea what they’ll be up to, by putting them in the right direction of what is needed of them.” 

Mr Larson said it’s preferable that people have a clear voice when speaking and time available to fill-in when required.

A knowledge of the area is also preferred, to avoid mispronouncing commonly mistaken words such as Canobolas, Machattie and Canowindra. 

“We don’t expect people to be word perfect,” he said. 

Talking Newspaper has been running since 1978, as an idea from Lani Stanistreet, the wife of then station manager Ian Stanistreet, and a dedicated band of volunteers.

Talking Newspaper will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2018. 

Anyone interested can either head up to the 2MCE FM building at the Charles Sturt University campus in Bathurst or ring the office at 6338 4790.