Coventry Talking Newspaper is a voluntary organisation featuring articles, information and entrainment for the blind and visually impaired in the Coventry area. The weekly news section takes items from the Coventry Telegraph newspapers.
Coventry Telegraph Originally titled Coventry Evening Telegraph as the main edition arrived in newsagent outlets for the evening. Early editions of the paper did carry the Evening title. It dropped the Evening name when the paper sized down from an evening paper to a morning only paper. Only one edition per day remains. Many of the features and articles also appear in the Birmingham mail (Previously known as the Birmingham evening mail) and other mirror group owned publications. These local papers are owned by the Daily mirror group. The group also produced the Coventry citizen and Coventry Times newspapers. These were weekly newspapers but demised after the Coventry Observer came to print in the city. The Coventry paper was printed in Coventry and delivered by their own delivery teams. The Mirror group changed the printing process in 2006 to the Birmingham mail offices at the fort (off junction 5 of the M6) and deliver with the daily mirror morning delivery system via WH Smiths and Dawson suppliers. Its main offices were closed in 2014 and moved to small office in 2014 at the Coventry canal basin.
Coventry Newspaper feeds
On the right-hand side of this website we have the feeds from the Coventry newspapers, together with local radio reeds and Coventry council feeds. These feeds provide the latest news updates from the respective newspaper and media outlets. Clicking on the headline will redirect the user to the actual article.
Coventry Radio Stations
Free Radio Coventry – Formally known as Mercia Sound, before changing to Mercia FM and changing again to Mercia before being dropped totally. Mercia Sound was the first Radio station for Coventry. After being brought by GWR radio in the 90’s, it was sold to Capital Radio a few years later who then sold it off to Birmingham broadcaster “orion media“. The station was snapped up by the Birmingham group headed by Phil Riley and moved output and all material from Birmingham Studios re-branded as Free Radio following closure of it’s Coventry studios. Listening figures dropped over the years due to increased competition from other media, more radio competition in the area, order valium online uk change of name and the Birmingham merger. Free radio is aimed at young family listening. Orion sold to Bauer Media in 2016 which then moved 21 hours output per day to come from its Manchester studios to share the same output as the local Manchester station “Hits Radio”. It has not yet been announced if Free radio will formally get rebranded as Hits Radio but the phrase “Hits Radio network” does get mentioned on Free radio. The station can be heard on DAB, 97FM, online or opening the following web address into a media player: http://webradio.radiomonitor.com/m3u/Free-Coventry-128.m3u
Capital FM Coventry – Broadcasting 3 hours a day from studios near Kenilworth, Capital FM Coventry broadcasts to Coventry and most of Warwickshire. 21 hours output is a relay of the “Capital FM London” output. Originally called Kix 96, the station re-branded as Touch FM Coventry then created a deal with Global Media to use the name Capital FM and relay the majority of output from London. The station is not owned by Capital FM but is licensed to use the name and share the London output. The Coventry broadcast has local news outputs on the hours and aims teen / twenties market. The station has moved to a number of studios in the city including a church just off the ring road. After gaining licenses to broadcast in Warwickshire Stratford and Banbury, it settled in studios to a more central location near Kenilworth. The station can be heard on DAB, 96.2FM, online or opening the following web address into a media player: http://icy-e-04.sharp-stream.com/962touchfm.mp3.m3u
Heart FM – National radio and TV station with a West Midlands output at breakfast, News and travel. While the station covers Coventry, the local output is mainly Birmingham based. The station can be heard on DAB, 100.7FM, online or opening the following web address into a media player: http://media-ice.musicradio.com/HeartWestMidsMP3.m3u
Radio Plus – Community radio financed by donations and local churches and run by volunteers. The station can be heard on 101.5FM and online.
BBC Coventry and Warwickshire – The local BBC in Coventry broadcasting from the city centre. The station can be heard on DAB, 94.8FM, online or opening the following web address into a media player: http://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/5/select/version/2.0/mediaset/http-icy-mp3-a/vpid/bbc_radio_coventry_warwickshire/format/pls.pls
Coventry Hospitals Radio – Broadcasting for patients at the University hospital and available online and by opening the following web address into a media player:http://coventry.fastcast4u.com/playlist.php?name=listen.asx
Hillzfm – Community radio for the Hillfields area of the city. Broadcasts on 98.6FM and available online and by opening the following web address into a media player. http://www.kphcomputers.com/thehillzradio.m3u
Hit1FM – Starting as a radio station run from a teenagers bedroom, Hit1FM now has studios in Warwickshire and calls itself truly local radio for Coventry and Warwickshire. Hit1FM is available online and by opening the following web address into a media player http://hubble.shoutca.st:8411/;stream/1
Insight radio – Whilst it’s not a local Coventry station, insight radio is a dedicated radio station for the blind and visually impaired. Run by RNIB, the station now has two services, normal and extra both available online and via the following streams:
Insight Radio: http://188.8.131.52:8020/listen.pls
Insight Extra: http://184.108.40.206:8024/;stream.mp3