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Boost for Vectis Radio as Ofcom approve plans to extend FM broadcast

Vectis Radio - shaking hands by aerial

Residents in outlying villages will be able to hear Vectis Radio on FM once funding has been found to improve power to the transmitter

Wednesday, 13th November, 2019 7:08am

By Kevin Wilson with one comment

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

Isle of Wight’s Northwood House on TV and radio

TV Recording outside Northwood House

In the next two weeks the isle of Wight will be featured on TV and Radio, with both recordings having been made at Northwood House.

Thursday, 3rd October, 2019 12:14pm

By Feature Writer

Isle of Wight doughnut: Want to find out more? So did ‘The Kitchen Cabinet’ on Radio 4

Doughnuts in a box

Did you know that in 1861 the Isle of Wight was described as the 'Land of Doughnuts'? Hear more about this and other food related facts on BBC Radio 4's Kitchen Cabinet programme which was recorded on the Island last week.

Tuesday, 1st October, 2019 11:42am

By Sally Perry with one comment

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

Isle of Wight Radio now most listened to radio station that broadcasts to Isle of Wight

Paul Topping (front), Jamie White, IW Radio MD Claire John and Hayley Woodward

According to the newest official listening figures, Isle of Wight radio has seen an eight per cent increase in audience listener numbers.

Wednesday, 28th August, 2019 5:43pm

By Sally Perry

Spring into action with Alice’s radio exercise programme

Alice from spring chicks

Alice Blue has come come up with an exercise formula that works for everyone of any age over the radio.

Tuesday, 9th April, 2019 10:42am

By Kevin Wilson

12 years since first FM broadcast and Angel Radio still going strong


Although the station began in 1999, the first FM broadcast was twelve years ago this week. Angel Radio is still going strong and hope to still be around in another twenty years.

Monday, 18th March, 2019 4:47pm

By Bev Webster

Vectis Radio Variety Show: Don’t miss the fun-packed evening

drew cameron paddy mchugh

Some of the Isle of Wight's top talent are coming together at the Riverside Centre in Newport on Saturday March 16th for an event hosted by Britain's Got Talent finalist Drew Cameron.

Monday, 11th March, 2019 7:45am

By Kevin Wilson

TV stars hit the radio waves on the Isle of Wight this week

drew cameron paddy mchugh

Graham Cole OBE and Drew Cameron will be in the studio with Vectis Radio presenter Paddy McHugh this week. Details within.

Wednesday, 20th February, 2019 1:23pm

By Kevin Wilson

Isle of Wight’s pioneering Victorian photographer featured on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Julia Margaret Cameron

Tune into BBC Radio 4 Extra on Sunday or catch up via the Sounds App to hear how Julia Margaret Cameron changed portraiture forever, thanks to her life-size reproduction of the head.

Tuesday, 15th January, 2019 1:15pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight businesses celebrated at Awards event

iw radio awards - Best in Business

A whopping 1,400 nominations were cast, with 370 separate businesses nominated for the first Best in Business Awards. OnTheWight has details of the winners.

Wednesday, 3rd October, 2018 11:34am

By Sally Perry