On Wednesday evening the editor distributes the articles to be read among the readers usually four. The readers and a recording engineer sit with microphones positioned ready to establish recording levels for each reader. The session is recorded "as live" and any corrections are made as the recording progresses. We use a computer to record the articles and recordings can therefore be edited quickly if any one makes a mistake.
Readers are expected to read the articles without bias to reflect the piece as written and try to use a way of speaking similar to that they would use if present as a guest in the room of the listener.
However we don’t always correct small errors as they would not be in normal conversation and our Readers try hard not to sound like BBC news readers. We try to record local news for local listeners.
Copying The Memory Sticks
On Thursday the duplication and dispatch team use the fast duplicator to copy the master one produced on the PC following the earlier recording.
Quality Control & Dispatch
All items are checked and they are placed in the pouches which have previously been sorted and made ready with the listener's address labels visible. Each week's edition is then delivered to the Royal Mail Main Sorting Office. Listeners will normally receive their copy within a couple of days.
Please help us to maintain this service by returning your wallet as soon as you have finished with it.