On May 21st we launched a new digital radio channel with a difference
Podcasting + Radio = Pod Radio
"Getting more out of being local"
We'll keep you up to date with what is happening throughout the region:
business, community, leisure, news and sport plus a great selection of music.
We’ll be featuring engaging, inspiring and dynamic people all actively taking part and contributing to this thriving and growing region.
Weald Pod Radio will bring a region-wide perspective with a local focus.
This is digital radio, available ON-DEMAND via the Weald Pod-Radio Website
Relevant and dynamic throughout a connected,
dynamic region of the country.
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to find out what's on when on Weald Pod-Radio.
Where is 'The Weald'
The Weald is an area of outstanding natural beauty stretching from the Marshes of Kent through Sussex and into Surrey and Hampshire. The Weald is a hub of activity - ‘work, rest and play’ - which reflects a move away from commuting into big cities to work.
The Weald is more than just a South-East region
"It’s a city that isn’t a city, it’s a castle, a garden, a village, a town, a farm, a forest, a Roman road."
The Weald is a rich and diverse mix of culture, history, zest for business and talent. It's not just a place for those who were born or brought up here; it’s a place that welcomes people from around the world who come to live and work here.
Weald Pod Radio Interviews
Weald Pod Radio is delighted to be able to share some pre-recorded interviews which are featured here. The Weald Pod Radio service is due to go live in Spring 2021 and we have some more great guests lined up to talk about all manner of subjects that reflect life in the Weald.
Rt Hon Greg Clark
Tunbridge Wells MP the Rt Hon Greg Clark talks about his constituency challenges throughout 2020, the new engagement people are experiencing with where they live and his sense of optimism for 2021.
Mr Clark is very supportive of Weald Pod Radio and the prospect of the station being ‘The Voice of The Weald’
Sophie Forrest is a fellow ‘Wealdenite’ and founder and MD of award-winning Forrest HR. She chats to Weald Pod Radio about her success story and the exciting objectives she has in place to further grow her business to help others grow theirs, including an interesting focus on well-being in the workplace.
Arthur Ponsonby is the Founder & CEO of The Right Tuition Company of Tunbridge Wells & Tonbridge and kindly gave us his time for a super insightful interview on Weald Pod Radio, sharing his unique approach ‘to making learning more fun’ and inspiring children to positively engage in the learning process.
Weald Pod Radio caught up with Raj Bisram for a lively chat from his home in the Heart of The Weald – antique expert & auctioneer and well-known TV personality with Four Rooms, Posh Pawn, BBC Antiques RT and Bargain Hunt. Raj delights in sharing his recent experience on the TV show ‘ Would I Lie to You?’ and how his appearance went viral across social media.
A delightful Weald Pod Radio conversation with Caroline Edmunds founder of Pennington PR & Marketing with 20 years of experience in Tunbridge Wells whose clients are quintessentially key attractions in The Weald and have a finger on the pulse for what makes the region so special for visitors and residents alike.
John de Lucy
At Weald Pod Radio we like to seek out people in our region who have significant and truly fascinating stories to tell about their family history.
We had the pleasure of chatting to John de Lucy who is a direct descendant of Richard de Lucy who worked with King Henry in 1170 to have Thomas Becket murdered. John also talked about his family involvement with the Chinese Labour Corps in WW1 and his Uncle’s heroic achievements as a pilot who became the first Air Ace of WW2. This is one not to miss…
‘People are our Business’ Pam Loch, Solicitor, MD and Founder of Loch Associates Group shares with us how she has successfully grown Loch Associates Group since 2007. There have been challenges on the journey including the Coronavirus pandemic. Pam demonstrates how her tenacity and ambition keeps moving her forward as she proudly describes her new website and the launch of Loch Wellbeing Services.
‘The Flock That Rocks!’ We love music at Weald Pod Radio and were privileged to catch up with the very busy and inspirational choirmaster, Carly Bryant.
Carly is a singer and musician and tells her fascinating story about how she set up the successful Marsh Choir when she moved to the Romney Marsh after touring extensively through the USA & Europe.
This is about Community Choirs thriving in The Weald!
Nusrat Ghani MP
Conservative MP for Wealden Nusrat Ghani chats about life in the Wealden district from issues that unify the region, to litter and fly-tipping and how life for us all will change as we emerge from the coronavirus pandemic.