Launched in October 2011, F’HILL Radio is Farnborough Hill’s very own radio station, available to be listened to in all classrooms before school and at lunch time, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Planned and produced by our talented Sixth Form students, they also provide the On-air Talent, which is all presented live from our state-of-the-art studio. Trained and guided by dedicated radio staff, the sixth formers’ musical tastes are vast and our musical repertoire of hits is huge, ranging from ABBA to Zayn Malik, so students are guaranteed to find a tune to their liking. The shows are wide and varied, from chart music on F'Hill Good Friday to classic tunes from years gone by on Rewind Wednesday. Our presenters keep the shows interactive with competitions and giveaways as well as welcoming musical requests and shout-outs from their listeners. Our roving reporters catch all the gossip and news providing up to date interviews and reports. Teacher take-over shows have been immensely popular and students love to hear the staff present the weekly Monday morning slot.
Some of our highlights so far have included an interview with Alex Danson, an ex-pupil and Olympic Women’s Hockey Team Gold Medallist. Another star interview was with Jonathan Dimbleby and the panel, following their 'Any Questions' broadcast from the school. More recently, students interviewed, Sir Gerald Howarth (former local MP), and put many challenging questions to him and also had the opportunity to have a master-class and to interview renowned TV journalist, John Suchet.
In partnership with 96.4 Eagle Radio, the F’Hill Crew annually attend a tailor-made Radio Course at their headquarters in Guildford Town Centre, learning presenting skills and gaining experience with the high-tech equipment which is mirrored in our own state-of-the-art studio. Meeting and interviewing radio celebrities such as PG and Bev from the Breakfast Show, Wes Ven from Drive time and Adam Morris from the Mid Morning Show gave the crew a valuable insight into the world of radio.