Island Echo is the the Isle of Wight’s only true 24hr news source, keeping Islanders informed and on the move around the clock with the latest breaking news, community information and more as it happens, 7 days a week.
Despite our large readership and up-to-the-minute news reports, we are only a small team but we are dedicated to bringing readers the latest news from across the Island, primarily within a 60-minute time frame.
Island Echo was founded in May 2012 as a BETA test. Following a successful 3 months to show the format works and was of interest to Islanders, Island Echo relaunched via social networking only in October 2012 – the start of the strong social following we have today. The website relaunched early in 2013 and took the Island by storm and now, all these years later, Island Echo is one of the leading Island news sources with an ever-growing readership.
In December 2014 the Island Echo website underwent a complete makeover, the first major update since the original site launch back in May 2012. A new website was revealed in October 2016 and in February 2018 the latest version of Island Echo was released.