RNIB Connect Radio

RNIB Connect Radio - 101.0 FM Glasgow

  • Genre: talk, news, pop
  • Country:Scotland
  • City: Glasgow
  • Bitrate:128 kbit/s
  • First air date: 2003
  • Frequency: 101.0 FM
  • Language: English
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RNIB Connect Radio, previously known as Insight Radio, is a unique British radio station that is part of the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB). It made history as Europe's first radio station specifically designed for blind and partially sighted listeners​​.

The station operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, broadcasting online, on 101 FM in the Glasgow area, and on Freeview channel 730. Live shows, presented predominantly by blind or visually impaired hosts, make up approximately half of the station's output, with the rest of the time filled with a curated selection of the best music, features, interviews, and articles from the past few days​​.

Launched in March 2007, the station originated as an online service called VIP on Air, which initially broadcast for 2 hours a day before extending its schedule to a 4-hour broadcast day. Following a significant revamp in 2007, the service was renamed as Insight Radio, before finally adopting its current name, RNIB Connect Radio, in 2016​​.

Although the station's main studios are based in Scotland, RNIB Connect Radio caters to listeners not only in the UK but also internationally, with a significant listener base in the United States and Canada. The station has other studios in Edinburgh, Cardiff, and London, with plans for expansion to more locations across the UK​​.

Playlist RNIB Connect Radio

Lightning Seeds - Sugar Coated IcebergLightning Seeds - Sugar Coated Iceberg Live
Backstreet Boys - I Want It That WayBackstreet Boys - I Want It That Way 21:55
Fleetwood Mac - You Make Loving FunFleetwood Mac - You Make Loving Fun 21:46
James Blunt - The Girl That Never WasJames Blunt - The Girl That Never Was 21:43
Toto - AfricaToto - Africa 21:37
Pink - Get The Party StartedPink - Get The Party Started 21:31
Waitresses - Christmas WrappingWaitresses - Christmas Wrapping 21:22
Johnny Marr - SomewhereJohnny Marr - Somewhere 21:19
Bob Marley - JammingBob Marley - Jamming 21:07
Howard Jones - What Is LoveHoward Jones - What Is Love 21:04

TOP 10 songs on RNIB Connect Radio

Bobby McFerrin-Don't Worry Be HappyBobby McFerrin-Don't Worry Be Happy
Yazoo-Only YouYazoo-Only You
James Taylor-MontanaJames Taylor-Montana
Joe Jackson-Is She Really Going Out With HimJoe Jackson-Is She Really Going Out With Him
Rainbow-Since You've Been GoneRainbow-Since You've Been Gone
Cutting Crew-(I Just) Died in Your Arms TonightCutting Crew-(I Just) Died in Your Arms Tonight
4 Non Blondes-What's Up4 Non Blondes-What's Up
Labi Siffre-(Something Inside) So StrongLabi Siffre-(Something Inside) So Strong
Scott Walker-JoannaScott Walker-Joanna



Address 17 Gullane Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Phone +44 303 123 9999
Email radio@rnib.org.uk
Website https://www.rnibconnectradio.org.uk/
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