About us

Taunton Deane Audio news(TDAN) has been providing this service for over 30 years, at first by means of cassette tapes but more recently, making a digital recording onto a computer and then duplicating it on to USB memory sticks. The recordings take place in a meeting room within Somerset Sight’s HQ, Northfield House, 51 Staplegrove Road, Taunton, TA1 1DG.

Normally, news is taken from the Somerset County Gazette and Wellington Weekly News, and is recorded, by one of five teams, on a Thursday or Friday evening for delivery on a Saturday or soon after, depending on the Royal Mail.

This USB stick can be played on a computer, or we will supply, free of charge, a suitable Orb Player on loan. The stick is sent to you in a reusable plastic wallet via Royal Mail, and it has a return FREEPOST label to send back the stick for re-recording and re-issue. No stamp is required.

All involved at TDAN are volunteers, and our funding comes from legacies, donations and collections, which covers expenses such as the purchase of newspapers and the replacement of equipment.