Insanity Radio celebrates 10 years on FM!

A message from Insanity Radio’s Station Manager, Will Nicholson.

On the 7th March 2012, Insanity Radio became Insanity Radio 103.2FM… Following almost 12 years of valiant broadcast on 1287AM, Station Manager David Lamb and Sarah Honeycombe (RHSU VP Communications & Campaigns) formally switched on the FM transmitter. Insanity Radio was now Surrey’s newest community FM radio station, broadcasting 24/7, 365 days a year on 103.2MHz to the local area from Royal Holloway & Bedford New College.

7th March 2022 marks 10 years since FM transmissions began, and we’ve had quite the journey. 11 Station Managers and over 100 members of the Production Board later – Insanity Radio has gone from strength to strength, and existed for the both the benefit of both students and the local community. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, Insanity Radio continued to serve North Surrey and East Berkshire providing a lifeline to those living in unprecedented isolation.

Of course, the station has not existed without its challenges. The Insanity family risen to the task every time, and I am very pleased to say that following approval from Ofcom, Insanity Radio will continue to broadcast on 103.2MHz until at least 2027.

I would like to thank every single person that has been involved with Insanity Radio since it was first even thought of in 1997. I would like to thank Royal Holloway and the Students’ Union for their continued support in our operations. Most importantly, I would like to thank the community both on campus and in the local area. Thank you for listening to the shows that our unpaid volunteers put their all into producing for you. Thank you for supporting your community radio station.

Photograph: 103.2FM Launch Night at Royal Holloway Students’ Union, 7th March 2012.