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Insite History

Insite Media’s philosophy is to break  new ground, striving to “encourage and provide outlets for the creative skills and energies of the community … to conduct classes and workshops … to serve the cultural welfare of the community … to contribute to a lasting understanding between local Nottingham communities and between the individuals of all nations, creeds and colours … to gather and disseminate information on the causes of conflict between any and all of such groups … to promote the study of political and economic problems, and of the causes of religious, philosophical, and racial antagonisms … to obtain access to sources of news not commonly brought together in the same medium …” .

Our aim is to offer news, public and cultural affairs, and music never before dared on radio: The avant-garde, the unpopular, the controversial, the in-depth, hard-hitting investigations.

How INSITE  Started

A young BAME gentleman of Nottingham, disgruntled at the lack of a diversity in music and news station in terms of personnel and productions, organized himself and started one as INSITE  Radio in 2012.

I.N.S.I.T.E  (Inspirational Stories In Tones Ethnic).It was started from a basement donated by a Hair and Beauty salon on Peveril street,Nottingham .Three years on and the media organisation has moved to a nice 2nd floor office apartment on 151 Alfreton Road Nottingham.

Jacob Opoku the founder and current CEO and others put together what was needed for a community radio station. A lot of volunteers have come and contributed together to help out: society women, movement radicals, professional broadcast engineers, and musicians.

At a cost of less than £5000, INSITE Community Radio was on the air in December of 2013. The total monthly station budget was £50.

Initially,INSITE was on the air whenever there was a volunteer to flip a switch but now we are on the airwaves 24/7 although we do not have all live studio broadcast at the moment.

The station is growing. Listeners are beginning to tune in. Money is beginning to dribble in from listener-subscribers.

We are currently an only internet-based only radio but we are seriously putting together a proposal to OFCOM for a community FM licence to enable us get to people in homes and cars other than the internet only.

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