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Meg Radios for Rob
Features

Meg Radios for Rob

Beth Carr reports on Insanity Radio’s recent 36 hour radio marathon for charity. What would it take for you to do an all-nighter? For alumni Meg Walker, not sleeping for two days is just a part of raising money for CLIC Sargent - and we got to experience the whole 36 hours of ‘Radio Robbie’ with her, live on 103.2FM and via rhubarbTV’s live stream. It’s certainly not the most usual fundraising method, but this isn’t the first time Meg’s been on air for a long time. The idea of doing a marathon started after her helping with the 128.7 hour marathon back in 2014 and when the opportunity came up last year to be part of the annual Insanity Radio marathons at Easter she jumped at the chance and took on 26.2 hours of live broadcasting, raising just shy of £1000. The duration of her firs...
The Sportshack 24
Sports & Socs

The Sportshack 24

26 miles. 24 hours. 2 radio presenters. 1 charity. Insanity's Radiothon was just the warm up for Sportshack presenters Will Chamberlain and Tom Brown. The next stop - running the London Marathon. Whilst presenting a radio show. How hard could it be? Where did the inspiration for a marathon/radio show come from? We took part in the Insanity Radiothons with a number of other radio shows, all of us doing 24 hour marathons on air. We decided to push ourselves a little further and as we both love sport and host a sports radio show, thought running a marathon would be a great challenge. Why did you choose 'United Through Sport'? We chose UTS as Elena Guthrie (head of operations at Insanity) had been out to Africa and worked with them in the summer. After checking out their website and chatt...