Isle of Wight media scene

The Isle of Wight media scene is very vibrant, which may be a surprise for many.

Here’s where you will find all of the articles that News OnTheWight has published about the various strands of the Island media, or where the Isle of Wight has featured in TV or films.

Isle of Wight musicians: Send your tracks to Vectis Radio for Island Music Day

wet leg band playing live

Vectis Radio are dedicating an entire day to playing Isle of Wight music next week. Make sure you send your tracks in to be played. Details within

Saturday, 28th November, 2020 10:34am

By Kelvin Currie

Vectis Radio shortlisted for five National Community Radio Awards

five planes doing aerobatics in the sky by Takahiro Sakamoto

Fighting off competition from community radio across the country, Vectis Radio have been shortlisted in five categories. Details within

Tuesday, 17th November, 2020 7:16am

By Kelvin Currie with one comment

See the Isle of Wight on our TV screens this afternoon

jules hudson from bbc tv with house hunting couple on the beach

Two years on, Jules Hudson returns to see whether the couple succeeded in finding a balance of home and business potential

Friday, 13th November, 2020 11:44am

By Sally Perry

The Isle of Wight’s White-tailed Eagles on BBC’s Autumnwatch: Catch up

3 white tailed eagles on the bbc iplayer

If you missed the Isle of Wight's majestic White-tailed Eagles on last night's Autumnwatch programme you can watch again on the BBC iPlayer. Details within

Friday, 30th October, 2020 8:41am

By Sally Perry

News OnTheWight today received this thank you from council, NHS and CCG chiefs for trusted reporting during Coronavirus crisis

people working at a desk with pen paper and laptop

Heads of the Isle of Wight council, NHS Trust and CCG have sent this letter of thanks and recognition for our coverage during the Coronavirus pandemic. Thank you for thanking us

Thursday, 3rd September, 2020 6:59pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 12 readers' comments

Watch: Amazingly cute Isle of Wight dog jumping high to catch the rain

jumping dog - stills from video

We couldn't help but share this - While most of us shy away from being out in the rain, this rescue dog is never happier than being able to jump and catch the rain in his mouth. Watch the video to brighten up your day

Tuesday, 25th August, 2020 12:44pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Watch: Gorgeous drone footage of paddle-boarders meandering along Isle of Wight coast

Two women resting on paddle-boards -shot from above

Escape for three minutes and enjoy this drone footage of two paddleboarders meandering along the Bouldnor coast - fly above the gorgeous green canopy and explore the coastline

Tuesday, 18th August, 2020 12:42pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Vectis Radio is now available in St Mary’s Hospital

Hospedia patient area bedside unit

NHS led research has found that listening to music before, during and after an operation can help reduce pain, so being able to offer a greater choice or radio stations is welcomed by the Trust

Friday, 7th August, 2020 12:34pm

By Kelvin Currie

Power boost for Vectis Radio will reach further across the Isle of Wight

Vectis Radio - shaking hands by aerial

This is great news for Vectis Radio, as the boost in transmitter power means more villages outside Newport will be able to listen to them on FM radio

Thursday, 6th August, 2020 5:01pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Vectis Radio 4Ps Training School: New registered charity status should widen funding options

4Ps saturday school at Vectis Radio with two young people and one adult on the control boards

The Vectis Radio 4Ps Training School helps young people improve their confidence and communication skills. It's now a registered charity, which widens the funding options allowing further expansion

Sunday, 26th July, 2020 11:13am

By Sally Perry

Angel Radio back on air after ‘absolute nightmare’


After the 'absolute nightmare' of problems with FM transmission equipment, Angel Radio is now back on the air. Details within

Tuesday, 21st July, 2020 9:47am

By Bev Webster

BBC News appearance for Chair of Ryde Business Association, to talk about impact of a second lockdown

Front of bbc building

Zoe Thompson, who is also co-owner of skateboarding brand Wight Trash, is due to appear on BBC news on Wednesday morning

Tuesday, 30th June, 2020 4:47pm

By Sally Perry