Vectis Radio

Isle of Wight community radio station, Vectis Radio, launched on 22nd January 2010.

The radio station features music, interviews, phone-ins and more.

The Vectis Radio 4Ps training school gives youngsters an opportunity to build confidence and communication skills.

Below are some articles featuring Vectis Radio.

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

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

Don’t miss Vectis Radio and 4Ps students on BBC1’s Inside Out

Jasper and Ophelia from the Short Breaks Course

The feature produced by staff, graduates and students from TV Production and Post Production courses at Solent University and focuses on Vectis Radio's 4Ps programme which helps young people gain confidence and communication skills

Wednesday, 26th February, 2020 11:59am

By Maggie Currie with one comment

‘It’s been a long, hard road,’ says Vectis Radio founder as they celebrate tenth birthday

Ian mac

Congratulations to all at Vectis Radio, which is celebrating its tenth birthday tomorrow. It's a great achievement!

Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020 11:02am

By Kevin Wilson

Not The B Word: Everything But Brexit Debate tonight in Ryde

five of the six general election candidates

The debate will be chaired by Joe Plumb of Vectis Radio's Political Soapbox and will cover everything but Brexit

Friday, 22nd November, 2019 12:28pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Vectis Radio picks up more awards in National Community Radio Awards

kelvin currie - silver sage award

Congratulations to all at Vectis Radio, particularly Kelvin Currie who was presented Silver 'Sage Person of the Year (Over 60)' Award

Monday, 28th October, 2019 4:03pm

By Kevin Wilson

Call for volunteer community radio presenters

Vectis radio photo of young adult in studio

Due to some presenters leaving for university, moving house, taking a break and/or retiring Vectis Radio, broadcasting the studio at the Riverside Centre Newport, is looking for presenters and co-presenters to grow their team.

Wednesday, 25th September, 2019 4:31pm

By Kelvin Currie

Community radio across the miles

Vectis Radio and Age UK Isle of Wight workshop

A broadcast link over around 250 miles was set up between the Isle of Wight and Sheffield to allow Islanders take part in a workshop in Sheffield.

Monday, 15th July, 2019 9:00am

By Kevin Wilson

Vectis Radio and Wight SAR teaming up to save lives

Vectis Radio - shaking hands by aerial

Vectis Radio - the Island's community radio station - has stepped in to provide space on its transmitter mast just outside Newport to the Island's Search and Rescue crews.

Monday, 8th July, 2019 11:33am

By Kevin Wilson with one comment

Missed the MEP Hustings? Read our comprehensive report from the meeting

MEP Hustings, MEPs on stage with audience members

Six MEP candidates from the South East region took questions from members of the public at the engaged hustings, organised by Islanders for Europe. Read our comprehensive report.

Thursday, 9th May, 2019 11:55am

By Sally Perry with 33 readers' comments