Andy Douse

It looks like it could be the master panel in the flight control tower, but in this hi-tech nerve centre, you're more likely to hear the latest tune from pop star Robbie Williams or up-to-date show news filling the air waves.

Paul Edenbrow is happy surrounded by the high technology, but in his role as a disc jockey, not an industry engineer. He's one of the people behind Farnborough International radio on 106.8 FM (FIFM).FIFM is broadcasting for the full week of the airshow, giving visitors a colourful mix of music, features, interviews, weather reports and travel information.

The station is being managed and operated by students from nearby Farnborough College of Technology, who are part way through their media and visual arts course.

"The equipment is owned by the college and took us about two weeks to set up."


Fellow DJ Marcus Durham says: "We are transmitting all over the airshow site and as far out as Aldershot, Fleet and Farnham, but we are also beaming out our shows over the internet.

"The on-line version is very popular and we have been attracting listeners from all over the world. It's a great way for overseas companies who are exhibiting here to keep up to date with what's going on.

"You can tune into FIFM on 106.8FM or log on to the web site and listen. The address is

Source: Flight Daily News