All twenty of us – editors, readers, technicians, dispatchers, trustees and administrators – are volunteers. Some have been involved in the talking newspaper for over a decade. CDTN is a member of the national Talking Newspaper Federation.
Some History: A South Durham TN (started by Les and Betty Rawe in Bishop Auckland some 30 years ago with the Red Cross) was taken over in the 90s by the former Durham Blind Society and run alongside their North Durham TN (produced by Tony Ashman). Four years ago (whilst still part of the Blind Society) we integrated the 2 editions under one layout, policy and signature tune (created by musician Jamie Dams). This change gave all listeners the full weekly package of Countywide news and entertainment.