April 14th 2022 New Chatterbox Chair
Chatterbox Norwich Talking Newspaper
14 April 2022
Talking Newspaper for the Blind elects new Chairman with his sights set on welcoming more listeners.
Chatterbox Chairman, Roger Ryan
Chatterbox, the Norwich Talking Newspaper is pleased to announce the appointment of their new Chairman, Roger Ryan. Roger, who runs a PR Consultancy, brings a wealth of experience to the role having worked as a sports and news journalist at Radio 4, Radio 5 Live and Radio Norfolk, and in newspapers on the Eastern Daily Press. He also served as a Norwich City Councillor from 2014 to 2021 and was Deputy Lord Mayor of Norwich from 2018 to 2019.
Roger has personal experience of the great impact Chatterbox can make for the people it serves. “My mum listens to Chatterbox on a regular basis. She is partially sighted and I understand how important this service is to her. I’m delighted and honoured to be elected chair of Chatterbox. It’s a fabulous organisation run by a dedicated army of volunteers which helps provide a key service in Norwich and Norfolk to blind and visually impaired people’.
Chatterbox volunteers produce popular weekly recordings of articles from the EDP Evening News, together with monthly productions based on the Norfolk Magazine and Let’s Talk as well as their own magazine programme called Chataround.
“An important role for me as chairman is to help spread the message about what we do.’ says Roger, “Chatterbox has a dedicated following but we are always looking out for new listeners. If you would like to sign up to our audio services, or know someone who would, please get in touch with us. It would be great to hear from you.”
The charity provides free listening boxes and regular recordings of the news delivered on USB memory sticks free of charge. Chatterbox can also be listened via Alexa on Amazon Echo smart devices.
If you would like to contact Chatterbox to find out more you can ring 01603 765365 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chatterbox is the Norwich Talking Newspaper. The charity’s 100+ volunteers have been putting together audio recordings of highlights from the Norwich Evening News for over 42 years. Chatterbox recordings go to around 500 blind and visually impaired listeners, mainly in the Norwich area, and to another 500 listeners in other parts of Norfolk, thanks to other talking newspapers.
For more information contact:
Caroline Whiting: email@example.com
Mobile: 0786 6670288