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Vectis Radio announce new FM radio frequency

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Fantastic news for the Isle of Wight's Internet radio station, Vectis Radio as they announce their new FM radio frequency.

Wednesday, 14th June, 2017 10:07am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Sunshine Radio: 45 years strong and now available online

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We could all do with a little sunshine in our lives. Now Sunshine Radio is available online there's no excuse.

Tuesday, 11th April, 2017 2:53pm

By Eleanor Foxwell

Angel Radio reaches ten years of full time FM broadcasting

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On 24th March the wonderful Angel Radio will have been broadcasting on FM radio for ten years! Congratulations to all those involved who make sure this wonderful station lives on.

Friday, 17th March, 2017 4:30pm

By Bev Webster

Vectis Radio strengthens its Board with latest member

Kelvin Currie

Kelvin Currie, who has been with the Isle of Wight community radio station since it launched back in 2010, joins the Board of Directors.

Monday, 9th January, 2017 9:59am

By Kevin Wilson

Plastic Mermaids live on Marc Riley’s BBC6 Music Show

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Hear Isle of Wight band, Plastic Mermaids, play live on Marc Riley's BBC6 programme tonight from 7pm. Musically, the band are doing some of the most interesting stuff we've heard for a long time.

Tuesday, 4th October, 2016 6:57am

By Sally Perry

Angel Radio’s FM licence extended for five years

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The Isle of Wight's very first community radio station has received some great news today - they'll be able to continuing broadcasting their unique brand of music until 2022 (finances permitted).

Monday, 19th September, 2016 4:27pm

By Bev Webster with 2 readers' comments

Vectis Radio gets FM radio licence (Updated)

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Big news for long-running previously-Internet-only Isle of Wight radio station, Vectis Radio.

Wednesday, 8th June, 2016 11:01am

By Simon Perry with 12 readers' comments

Alex Dyke breastfeeding comments: Ofcom and BBC Trust give their verdict

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The Alex Dyke breastfeeding comments sparked controversy in the summer, but what will happen following the Ofcom and BBC Trust investigation? OnTheWight asks the BBC.

Monday, 9th November, 2015 8:57pm

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

Jon Platt goes national with landmark Isle of Wight school fine triumph

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Nettlestone resident Jon Platt, who took his daughter out of school for six days for a family holiday, was told he had no case to answer by Magistrates as she had an almost 94% attendance record. It's a landmark ruling for parents across the country.

Monday, 19th October, 2015 3:14pm

By Sally Perry with 23 readers' comments

Alex Dyke: BBC have made their decision as to his fate (Updated)

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If Alex's own posting are anything to go by - the BBC appear to have made their decision on the future of Alex Dyke at BBC Radio Solent.

Wednesday, 19th August, 2015 4:51pm

By Simon Perry with 32 readers' comments

Alex Dyke: Breast-feeding controversy hasn’t died down yet

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Here's a Monday catch up with the latest on the Alex Dyke breast-feeding controversy, including him being a focus for a Friday night comedy programme on Channel 4.

Monday, 17th August, 2015 3:41pm

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments

DJ Alex Dyke: BBC suspends him as breast-feeding comments ‘unacceptable’

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After 10,000 people signed a petition calling on the BBC to take Alex Dyke off the airwaves because of his offensive comments about women breast-feeding in public, the BBC suspend him.

Friday, 14th August, 2015 10:19am

By Sally Perry with 28 readers' comments