It’s a really good question. When we took the decision to close the Students’ Union building last week, Insanity's continued ability to broadcast was one of the main priorities of Jamie Woods (Station Manager), Sansy Rewatkar (Head of Operations), and I. You may already be aware, but since Insanity is an FM radio station it must be compliant with Ofcom regulations. This means broadcasting a certain number of hours of original radio content every day.
With the media suite located in the main building closed until further notice, we had to pull out as much equipment for external broadcasting as possible. We managed to get together six sets of equipment that have been shared amongst Insanity members. Some also have the ability to pre-record content from their homes which is fantastic. Obviously the studio cameras are no longer streaming people doing their shows but you can follow Insanity Radio on Instagram for regular live streams.
In the last week, Insanity have made lots of fantastic changes to their website. Firstly you can now listen to so many more shows and podcasts through Mixcloud. Lots of old shows are soon to be uploaded as well so you can go back and listen to your favourites.
In addition to this, you can now add songs directly to Spotify playlists when listening online – just click the Spotify icon next to the song.
Insanity have also created a coronavirus support page. They’ve taken the list of support networks compiled by RHUL Volunteering and Voluntary Support North Surrey and created a very handy map to find those local to you.
Finally, BBC News have kindly agreed to let Insanity broadcast their hourly news bulletin. So once an hour you’ll all be updated on the latest going on in the world. Makes sure you listen in and get involved, radio stations are so important during times like this!
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