Radio Airbourne 87.7FM hits the airwaves two days early this year, featuring even more interviews, live commentary and up to date visitor information than ever before.
From 7am on Saturday 4 August, the station will broadcast all the latest Airbourne news and previews along with great music 24 hours a day through until Sunday 12 August.
Supported by new sponsor Tesco, the station is staffed entirely by volunteers, and features a team of presenters and technicians whose expertise includes BBC Network Radio, Radio Caroline and Hastings Rock.
With live commentary broadcast during the flying times, the station is a great way for visitors to Beachy Head and other outlying areas to enjoy the airshow from the comfort of their car, without the crowds.
Radio Airbourne morning presenter and engineer Jon Robson said “We’re excited to be back at Airbourne this year and can guarantee you some great fun and laughter with the best music, listener requests and all the latest information on everything from where to park to what’s up in the air right now. We're also looking forward to hearing and sharing people's memories of Airbourne from the last 20 years of the show.”
As well as music and live commentary during the event, listeners can hear the latest travel and car parking updates from roving reporter Ali Traffic, plus weather, competitions, local attractions information and live interviews with the pilots as they return from the airport.
A first for this year, the team will bring the 'Radio Airbourne Roadshow' live to the Garden Bar at Sovereign Harbour Waterfront on Friday 10 August from 8pm, with the chance for fans to meet the team and join the party.
Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet Member for Tourism, Cllr Neil Stanley said “Radio Airbourne always delivers a professional service and it is great to have them supporting the event. With crystal clear quality commentary over the radio, you can watch Airbourne from anywhere along the coast and not miss a thing.”
Radio Airbourne features live programmes from 7am to 10pm each day, along with music through the night from 4 – 12 August. It also broadcasts via the internet so people can listen for information before the event.
Pre-tuned radio headsets will be on sale at the show for just £3 or bring your own radio and tune into 87.7FM to enjoy the fun.
Car parks at Beachy Head offer great views of the flying displays, plus food outlets and toilet facilities with daily parking charged at £5 per car (normal pay and display rates apply in existing car parks).
Airbourne takes place on Eastbourne seafront from 9 – 12 August with arena and ground displays on the Western Lawns over all four days, and entry is free.
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For more information on Airbourne 2012 and Radio Airbourne visit the website.