Insight Radio, Europe's first radio station for blind and partially sighted people has launched on the Sky platform with full Electronic Programme Guide facilities thanks to television and radio transmission company WRN.
The Glasgow-based community radio station, formerly known as VIP On Air operates under an Ofcom licence on 101 FM locally, and now across Europe on Sky channel 0188.
The station provides blind and partially-sighted listeners with quick and easy access to information and public services as well as leisure, recreational and social opportunities. The station is funded by the RNIB with support from stakeholder organisations including Glasgow City Council, East Renfrewshire Council, South Lanarkshire Council and the British Wireless for the Blind Fund.
Speaking at the launch of Insight Radio on Sky held at London’s Barbican Centre, Ross Macfadyen, Radio Services Manager, said: “Sky is an obvious choice for our product as more and more people have Sky for their increasing audio description services. WRN has made our transition to this platform so easy. They have been there every step of the way with advice and information which has helped us make the right decisions when it comes to commissioning the technical side of things and helped with the completion of the necessary paperwork.”
James Gaster, WRN’s Account Manager, added: “WRN is very proud to be assisting the RNIB and Insight Radio with this important project and we look forward to working closely with Insight Radio going forward.”
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