The Infosound broadcast schedule
Infosound broadcasts around the clock, throughout the year, so you can tune in whenever you like.
There are three types of audio item you might hear:
• The feature: these are longer items that could be on any topic that's relevant to living with sight loss - products, support
services, leisure, holidays, benefits, employment, getting out and about, transport; in fact, it could be on almost any subject as long as
it is about something that is equally relevant to listeners wherever they live in Great Britain.
• The briefing: these are shorter items that highlight local and regional services and events. These might be about a local sight loss
charity, a talking newspaper group or the regional section of a national charity - like RNIB or Guide Dogs.
• "Your Call": these are messages that have been phoned-in by vision-impaired people offering hints and tips about living with sight
loss, news of events and services they want others to know about as well as comments they wish to share. Support organisations
also post their messages about local and regional events and services they offer.
Throughout the day, you'll hear a general mix of all three types of items, interspersed with music. But, from time to time, we have a few
specific slots where you will hear particular types of information. By putting these on at regular times in the daily Infosound schedule, we
hope to make it easier for you to listen to the kind of information you want at times when you know you will be able to hear it.
The Soundings magazine
This is a roughly one-hour programme, which brings together many of our most recent main audio features on a broad range of subjects.
These can be heard uninterrupted - there are no shorter briefings, no "Your Call" postings and no music; and the subjects mentioned are
all equally relevant wherever you live in Great Britain - in fact, they are probably relevant to the whole of the UK.
The Soundings magazine can be heard at 10 am and 10 pm.
The Audio Noticeboard
This is a roughly 15-minute slot which gathers together the latest contributions we've received from blind and partially-sighted people and
those offering services and putting on events. These short postings are run back-to-back without interruption; and at the end we give brief
details of how you can contribute by phoning-in your own message.
The Audio Noticeboard can be heard at 6.30 am, 9.30 am, 12.30 pm, 3.30pm, 6.30pm and 9.30pm.
Music on Infosound
Although Infosound is primarily a speech-based information service, we aim to offer a balanced and appealing listening experience; so
we mix-in a blend of music to complement the flow of information throughout the day. And we choose the music we play very carefully.
Our policy is to play a fairly broad range of popular music spanning the 1950s to the present day. We're probably on the
slightly softer side of BBC Radio 2's music policy and we avoid all musical extremes.