Manx Rally Radio is a
product of the Manx Rally Media brand and is hoped to be another
successful addition to the product range.
The two men behind Manx Rally Media and renowned local motorsport
reporter Chris Boyde and regular rally co-driver and occasional
reporter Rob Fagg, both based in the Isle of Man. After providing
media coverage of local rally events for many years to both radio
stations as well as other media outlets, including Motorsport News,
the pair had an idea to provide recorded audio from events which
could be listened to from the internet both at home and on the
latest Smartphone technology.
Using very simple technology, Chris and Rob provided their first
coverage on the 2010 Pokerstars Stages, interviewing crews at the
end of stages as well as providing a end of stage report accessible
from a dedicated internet site. This was well received not just by
the local rallying community who could pick up and listen to the
reports, but also off island interested parties as well as the local
radio stations who could easily drop these audio clips into news
Recently due to Rob's
commitments competing on local events, the coverage has not been
possible to the high standard set previously, until now with the
birth of Manx Rally Radio.
Following the initial
idea of developing the station and working on the back of the
success of the highly popular World Rally Radio, Chris and Rob have
developed and there own product capable of providing live on event
coverage streamed straight onto the web, with a lot less manual work
than the previous method required.
The new product will allow them to operate much more flexibly and
allow listener to remain in constant touch utilising already existing
and common Smartphone apps.
Despite the product been in it's relative infancy, interest has
already been expressed in using the on event coverage side by a
major UK based event.
As well as Chris and Rob, local Radio DJ and Motorsport Cameraman
James Proudfoot, a.k.a JP, also joins the team and will be an active
member of the proposed Manx Rally Media Show and hopefully when time
permits the on event coverage. Despite not having a vast rally
knowledge, JP is an excellent presenter with years of experience and
a strong motorsport interest in all forms from F1 to the famous Isle
of Man TT. JP has provided coverage for Isle of Man based rally
events in conjunction with Chris and together recently hosted the
Launch Party for Rally Isle of Man.
The plan is to announce a fourth member to the team in the near