Insanity Radio is ran by a team of enthusiastic volunteers called the Media Board. They work with the rest of the station’s volunteers, the Students’ Union, and Royal Holloway University of London to make sure Insanity is fulfilling the best of its potential. The Board meets weekly to discuss the station’s operation and direction. This meeting is chaired by the the Station Manager and Assistant Station Manager. There is, of course encouraged, a lot of overlap in board positions. For more information, see our About page.
Board meetings are open to all members of the station – everyone is encouraged to attend if they want to see how to the station operates.
Your first point-of-call is the person who best-fits the mini-profiles below. If you’re uncertain on who to contact, the Head of Operations is the best bet. Be sure to change insanity to insanityradio.com – we’ve done that to stop all of the spam.
Olivia Woodrow ([email protected])
The station manager’s role is, in conjunction with the Assistant Manager, to run the board and oversee the station. As well as handling the majority of the legal and day-to-day operating matters, Olivia is there to be the friendly face – contact her for any queries or complaints that don’t fit into any of the roles below.
Assistant Station Manager
Thomas Gibbens ([email protected])
The Assistant Manager helps the Manager with running of the station. They do this by assisting by managing the finances, overseeing the careers information services and lending a hand with marketing.
Head of Operations
Libby Wallis ([email protected])
The Head of Operations helps the Station Manager and Assistant Station Manager with administration, communications with station members, and contact information. She also organises cover for shows and ensures the station is keeping to its Key Commitments.
Head of Programming
Halina Kaur Hayre ([email protected])
The Head of Programming’s biggest responsibility is to manage the Station’s show schedule, oversee presenter and off-air applications, and keep the station diverse by making sure we have a variety of content. E-mail me if you want to get involved, either on-air or off-air.
Head of Contents & Standards
Calum McGrath ([email protected])
Content & Standards oversees our team of producers, who play a vital role helping presenters behind-the-scenes and ensures that the station’s output stays within the rules set out by Ofcom, the UK’s radio regulator. Drop me a line if you are interested in production, or having any questions about our content.
Head of Training
Madeline Breed ([email protected])
The Head of Training, along with her team of volunteer trainers, oversees training new presenters and support volunteers – helping them improve their on-air skills throughout the year. Head of Training also arranges external training for our members from industry professionals. Contact me if you’re a member who wishes for additional training, or an industry professional looking to come in for a chat!
Head of Station Sound
Simon Williams ([email protected])
Chairs the Sound team, who create the on-air branding (sound-bites and jingles). I might be your man if you’re a voice actor, or looking to be involved in creating various sounds for the airwaves.
Head of Audio Engineering
Tom “Dawesy” Dawes ([email protected])
Co-chairs the Tech Team with Jamie, and responsible for the station’s audio equipment. Contributes to the Computing team with the Head of Computing, of which there is a lot of overlap. E-mail me if you’re interested in sound production, but more the technical side.
Head of Computing
Jamie Woods ([email protected])
Co-chairs the Tech Team with Dawesy, and is responsible for the Station’s computer infrastructure, including the playout, website and e-mails. Contact me to do with anything mentioned above.
Head of Community (Outreach)
Emily May Webber ([email protected])
Co-leads the Station’s volunteering/external outreach team with the Head of Community Activities, giving voices and support to local schools and youth groups. I organise workshops, interviews etc. with the local community of Surrey. Let me know by e-mail if you are interested in participating in our radio workshops!
Head of Community (Activities)
Mairead Watson([email protected])
Co-leads the Community Team with the Head of Community Outreach, and co-ordinates open days and workshops. If you’re interested in workshops, contact my partner, the Head of Community Outreach (above!)
Head of Events
Noelle Spillmann ([email protected])
Organises all of the Station’s events on campus from club night takeovers to DJ Workshops (the latter in co-ordination with Dawesy). E-mail me at the address above if you’re a DJ or looking to be involved in our varied events.
Head of Music
Nathan Micallef ([email protected]) / Martha Lochhead
Compiles the Station’s playlists, and lead the Music Team, who write reviews and find new music. Contact me if you’re a local artist looking for exposure or a gig venue looking for some publicity through reviews.
Head of News
Farrell Tang ([email protected])
Writes articles for the website, co-ordinates the News Team, and oversees the bi-daily bulletins. If you’re interested in being part of local News, or have something to report that’s happened in the local area- e-mail me!
Head of Marketing
Yasmeen Frasso ([email protected])
Co-ordinates station advertising/sponsorship (on-air promotions), and market research. If you’re a local business or company looking to advertise- contact me through the address above.
Head of Publicity
Izzy Sheeran ([email protected])
Responsible for executing publicity drives around campus, and is responsible for website content and production of advertising content. If you have a question about the appearance of our website or social media, e-mail me.
Co President (Societies and Media)
Pippa Gentry (pippa.gentry at su.rhul.ac.uk)
The Co-President is a permanent member of staff who oversees the running of the Station, to ensure it is meeting its Key Commitments.