Isle of Wight Radio celebrates 25 years
Isle of Wight Radio is celebrating a quarter of a century of broadcasting with major prize giveaways for its listeners and fundraising for good causes.
The station, which first began broadcasting on 15 April 1990, has the chance for listeners to win a silver Peugeot 208 Access, worth over £10,000.
Over the years, the station has helped charities to raise money for great causes and won a number of awards including being named the Arqiva UK’s Commercial Radio Station of the Year in 2012 and 2013. The station was also nominated on numerous occasions for the Radio Academy’s Station of the Year award for the South, and won in both 2011 and 2013.
Managing Director, Claire Willis told RadioToday: “We’re proud to be celebrating 25 years of the Island’s favourite radio station with our listeners by bringing them some exclusive chances to win throughout the next few months. It’s such a privilege to be celebrating this huge milestone and, as well as thanking our listeners, I’d also like to thank our loyal advertisers who continue to help the station thrive and grow and of course the incredible staff who make it all happen.”
Programme Director, Paul Topping added: “A huge thank you to all our listeners who’ve been a big part of our continued success. Thanks to them, we’ve maintained our position as the first choice of listening for Islanders and continue to provide compelling, entertaining and truly local radio. We’ve an exciting few months planned, including a chance to win a car and give a helping hand to our Island’s only hospice.”