(If you’re looking to get involved with the person who’s on air right now, see here!)
Insanity Radio is proud to be able to open its doors to anyone in the local area. We’re an Equal Opportunities organisation, and anyone can get in on the fun regardless of age, gender, etc. (as long as you aren’t banned from broadcasting in the UK, and agree with our values).
We’re almost always looking for new presenters to join the team. Whether you want to be the next Scott Mills or Greg James, or share your music taste with the world, we want to hear from you!
Being an Insanity presenter is one of the best experiences you can have. We offer full training and support, as well as the chance to broadcast to a local and student audience with over 40,000 monthly listeners. It’s also first class experience if you’re looking to break into the industry.
Anyone can apply for a show, so long as you are over the age of 16 when you apply. Our target audience is 15-24 years old, and as such we are looking for shows which reflect this. Whether this is a specialist show, entertainment or topical chat, if you have an idea we want to hear from you.
You need to be able to commit to doing a show at the same time every week (but we’re flexible, so long as you let us know). This is to make sure that your listeners keep coming back and so that we have enough content to keep broadcasting.
Insanity couldn’t run without the work of our off-air teams. We truly believe we offer something for everyone, with our teams covering everything, from tech to publicity, from producing to events. See a brief description of the teams below, and e-mail Libby ([email protected]) with the team(s) you would like to join outside of regular applications.
Branding & Events Team
This team involves coordination of the marketing, publicity and events run by the Station.
Content & Standards Team
Content and Standards involves training new presenters and the overall production of shows, and ensuring that all content is suitable for the target audience whilst keeping true our key commitments.
The Tech team, split into engineering and development, are responsible for all of the technology that keeps Insanity on-air. We’re a big part of Insanity, and are made up of local experts and students who mostly make things up as we go along, at practically no cost. We try to help other community stations who aren’t as lucky as us, too. You can read about our work on the Tech Blog (beware, it’s full of jargon!).
The sound team are responsible for curating the unique sound of Insanity, from its jingles to the Greenwich Pips that play throughout the night.
The music team is responsible for choosing music to be played on air, as well as writing reviews and interviews.
Community is at the heart of Insanity Radio. We are, after all, a “community” radio station, and we work as hard as we can to stay relevant and independent. The community team run workshops for people of all ages, interview interesting local personalities on the weekly ‘Community Hour’ show, and represent Insanity at local events.
The news team is responsible for the news bulletins broadcast on air every day, from sports to local area news.
Nitty Gritty Bits
Insanity is required to charge (small) membership fees. This mostly covers insurance. Also, if you’re not a member of the Royal Holloway Students’ Union, you may have to join. But that’s completely open to everyone, too.