Sunday, August 14

Tag: radio

GGP Hour Has Arrived!
Culture & Literature, Music

GGP Hour Has Arrived!

In a time where everyone has an opinion, and no topic is left ignored, unique content can be hard to find within what is constantly being pushed out into the world. With podcasts popping up here and there full of controversial takes and passion filled rants, the range of voices seem to gain their stamp of  individuality from that sole aspect. Cancel-culture continues to run rampant, views and opinions are carefully dissected before being put out into the world, and it has become evident that many would rather follow the trend of thinking and appeal to the masses. Unique voices are far and few between. Will  Insanity radio’s newest talk show bring about any change?  GGP Hour hosted by second year student Kayla Mae Garcia Fernandes is a laid back hour filled with debates s...
This is Insanity Radio
Culture & Literature

This is Insanity Radio

Kinga Stusik happened upon Insanity Radio by chance. After posting her successful application to Royal Holloway on social media, she was asked to come on air for results day 2021: ‘They offered me a radio show that day.’ For the last few months, she has been hosting a dedicated film show, Kinga On Film, on Wednesday afternoons.  Also Head of Community Outreach, Kinga curates activities that connect Insanity Radio to the wider community: ‘I make sure your voice is heard!’  Insanity Radio is the campus station for Royal Holloway and the community station for both North Surrey and Berkshire. It has twenty to thirty thousand listeners a month and offers industry standard training to nurture the next generation of broadcasters in all aspects of media. Anyone can get involved. Will...
Punk’s Not Dead: 2019 edition
Culture & Literature, Music

Punk’s Not Dead: 2019 edition

Well, we somehow we made it to 2019, and I feel like I've been writing list after list for the past couple of months. Lists of the top albums of 2018, the best singles of the past year - if you can put it in a list, I probably have by this point. However, I'm not finished yet. I always bring you some of my favourite tracks in every edition of this column, but this time I'm going one step further: not only am I bringing you tracks I think you need to know about, but I'm going to set out to kick off your new year the right way, bringing you four of my favourite artists and bands that I'm really excited about in 2019. Plus, as this issue of Orbital is themed around the LGBTQ+ community, I'll be including some of my favourite queer artists that I'm a huge fan of, and think you should know abou...
Top 5 Reasons To Join Insanity Radio
Sports & Socs

Top 5 Reasons To Join Insanity Radio

Starting university means you have to make a lot of decisions. Which halls you want to live in, what course you want to study - the list goes on. Equally as important a decision is, out of the huge range of them, what sports club, society, or media outlet you choose to join. With so many options out there, from improvised comedy to trampolining, it can be hard to decide, so as Insanity Radio's Head of Music, I'm here with the Top Five Reasons why you should seriously consider joining Royal Holloway's very own radio station, Insanity Radio. 1 - If you like music, you're in the right place.  As Head of Music, I'm in charge of the weekly playlists that go out across the station - but if you're into a particularly niche genre or period of music, or feel, like me, that punk music from 197...
Insanity Radio’s 20th Anniversary
Sports & Socs

Insanity Radio’s 20th Anniversary

Whether you’re an avid listener who tunes in every week to catch your favourite shows, or someone who just enjoys the music whilst relaxing with a bubble tea in Imagine, Insanity Radio is undoubtedly an integral part of being a student at Royal Holloway. However, the radio station will take an even greater spotlight throughout campus in the upcoming weeks as its long-anticipated 20th birthday celebrations commence. Insanity Radio aired under its current name for the first time back in 1998 on FM but under a Restricted Service License. Broadcasting was originally done from a spare room in the Founder’s Building, but was then forced to move into the Queen’s Annexe a year later. Despite the move only meaning to be short term as the Annexe building was only meant to be a temporary addition ...
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...
SPOTLIGHT ON: THE 80s SOCIETY.
Sports & Socs

SPOTLIGHT ON: THE 80s SOCIETY.

With the 80s Society grooving into their very successful first year, nominated for ‘Best New Society’ at this year’s Societies ball, I speak to the 80s Society committee to find out more. President: Leah Hewerdine Treasurer: Max Lawson Secretary: Laura Shipp Social secretary: Kiran Hayre How has your first year been as a society? It’s been great – so much fun! We’ve been really overwhelmed with the interest in The 80s Society. So far we’ve got around 50 members, which is so much more than we expected. Getting nominated for ‘Best New Society’ at this year’s Societies Ball, as well as our Treasurer Max Lawson receiving a Crest award for his contribution to the SU, was even better! What are you most proud of? Gaining so many members in just our first year has got to be one o...
BBC Broadcasting House Tour a hit for Media Society
Sports & Socs

BBC Broadcasting House Tour a hit for Media Society

A gloomy January day was no obstacle for Media Society as members and non-members enjoyed their first event of 2016: a trip to BBC Broadcasting House. Our group was eclectic, with students studying a wide range of subjects from all across Europe, and included people who hoped to work in the broadcasting industry and those who simply wanted to gain an inside look at a British institution. The intimate tour provided both of these things and more, looking at news, radio and television across the BBC network. We started with a peek at the behind the scenes cameras for the news studios and radio areas which we couldn’t visit in person, with our knowledgeable tour guides providing a commentary on what is happening outside of the studio areas we see on TV. One set we did get the opportunity...
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...