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.

Award-winning Vectis Radio team recognised with Queen’s award for Voluntary Service

Ian mac

Ian Mac says their volunteers go above and beyond serving the Isle of Wight community and "some of them have been superhuman in their efforts in helping Vectis Radio to survive"

Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020 7:58am

By Kelvin Currie with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight primary school teacher and children take part in successful online kids book festival

Finn and Richard enjoying a celebratory drink

Isle of Wight primary school teacher and kids interview renowned children's authors during seven hour online book festival

Thursday, 28th May, 2020 6:04pm

By Sally Perry

Absolute Radio raid the Isle of Wight Festival archives for front room festival line-up

Rolling Stones performing at Isle of Wight Festival

Absolute Radio will broadcast 22 sets from Isle of Wight Festival from as far back as The Who in 1970

Thursday, 28th May, 2020 10:37am

By Katie Baptie

Sky Arts to create ‘the greatest Isle of Wight festival ever witnessed’ TV programme

IW Festival

Hosted by Edith Bowman and Will Best, the show will create "the greatest festival ever witnessed" as they look back over the Isle of Wight Festival’s history. What's your favourite festival performance?

Friday, 22nd May, 2020 1:11pm

By Katie Baptie

Isle of Wight councillor appears on Russian TV News

Lora's VE Day dog

An Isle of Wight councillor and her dogs have popped up on Russian TV News, talking about VE Day celebrations

Sunday, 17th May, 2020 2:33pm

By Simon Perry with 3 readers' comments

Contact Tracing App: Watch how to download, set-up and use

Person holding a mobile phone to download the contact tracing app

For Islanders who have not yet downloaded the Contract Tracing App, OnTheWight has produced a short video of how to download, set-up and use it

Wednesday, 6th May, 2020 5:45pm

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments

Isle of Wight teenager wins BBC Young Musician keyboard category

Thomas Luke

Thomas Luke from Ryde put in a magnificent performance at the BBC Young Musician category final and has made it through to the semi finals

Sunday, 3rd May, 2020 8:49pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Must watch: The Isle of Wight modelled inside a video game

Isle of Wight in video game by PugGaming - This Osborne House

Eleven months in the making so far, the visual realism of this virtual Isle of Wight is staggering. Perfect for lockdown. News OnTheWight has chatted to the person who has made it.

Sunday, 3rd May, 2020 9:22am

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

Watch the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary on your TV screens

donkey sanctuary donkeys

Impressed by their determination to ‘take the Sanctuary to the people', The Steph Show features the Isle of Wight's Virtual Donkey Sanctuary today

Tuesday, 7th April, 2020 9:35am

By David Hayles

Sing While You Are In: Facebook Page encourages Island youngsters to singalong to musical classics

Harriet Back singing

Harriet intends to keep the Sing While You Are In Facebook sessions going throughout the Coronavirus lock down

Monday, 6th April, 2020 12:29pm

By Sally Perry

Join the Green Island Veg Economy and pick up hints and tips to grow your own

grow your own veg

Green Island Veg Economy (GIVE) is a Facebook Group dedicated to all things which can be grown at home or on your allotment, and the insects and creatures who join you. It is a place to share knowledge, tips advice and photos

Monday, 30th March, 2020 11:41am

By Sally Perry

Islander Josh is back with a bang for second online party night

josh goddard party screen

Josh invites anyone to join the party and have fun knowing you can "rave save" during the Coronavirus lockdown

Friday, 27th March, 2020 5:59pm

By Sally Perry