Tim Ashburner 

Tim is the instigator of Marlow FM. A former Senior Sound Supervisor in BBC Radio News for 10 years; he regularly did high profile programmes such as TODAY, WORLD AT ONE and PM but then specialised in travelling around the world attending political conventions, summits and going to war-zones. He helped introduce the new satellite news gathering for radio and then some of the audio automation and digital recording systems.

He left in 1998 to set up WRN Broadcast Ltd a leading broadcast and transmission company. Tim is a technical wizard; he fitted out the new FM studios and provided much of the equipment needed to launch on FM. In 1999 he was awarded European Broadcast Engineer of the Year at the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam. He's passionate about radio and believes that a community radio station will 'reach the parts' that other radio stations cannot reach; providing a truly local service, run by the people of Marlow, for the people of Marlow.

As well as Radio, Tim's other passion is Music. Having Trained at the Royal Academy of Music, Tim was a Session and Concert Drummer for several years, his favourite style of music being Swing and Big Band. He played on lots of recordings, some memorable, some forgettable and one that just won't die quietly!

Tim is married to Tina with two children Lucy and James, all of whom are not afraid of joining in!