The Early Years

The South Wales Talking Magazine Association was founded in 1971 by the late  Jack Treeby.  Jack, who was visually impaired, realised that news and information recorded onto tape would greatly help the blind and partially sighted keep in touch with events in their local area.
The SWTMA for the Blind was one of the first organisations formed in the UK to provide this type of service.
The first batch of cassettes are delivered to the Royal Mail in 1971. 
From the left:   Jack Treeby, Tony Charles, Bill Smith
at the Whitchurch Sorting Office,  Cardiff
Our first purpose built studio.
Jim Spurway, Alan George, Connie Spurway
with engineer Peter Jones

Recording the Summer Programme in 1979.  On location at Aberystwyth.
Ken Geen records Gordon Cirel presenting 'Quiet Corner'