Forces Radio BFBS, the ad-free broadcaster which entertains, informs, connects and champions the British Forces community, launched on DAB+ in the UK this morning.
Station favourites such as X Factor finalist, Jay James, and award-winning presenter, Hal Stewart, are part of the station line-up with their highly energetic, fun-packed music and entertainment radio programme, ‘The Big Show’.
Former Magic co-host, Verity Geere, and forces favourite, Richard Hatch, are now waking up the nation with their breakfast show every weekday morning on DAB+.
Search for ‘Forces’ or ‘ForcesRadio BFBS’ on your DAB+ radio, and for more information about how to tune in and check that there’s coverage where you are, see www.forces.net/dabplus
Listeners can also hear the station via the free app (search ‘BFBS Radio’ in the app stores), online at www.forces.net, on local FM in UK military locations and on digital TV (Sky 0211 and Freesat 786).
Forces Radio BFBS line-up on DAB + in the UK:
Hatch and Geere on Breakfast: Verity Geere and Richard Hatch wake up the nation with everything new since yesterday and get members of the forces community involved. Weekdays 6.30-10am.
Totally Connected: The pick of forces stories from around the globe; competitions, guests and fun from the forces world to help the working day pass a little quicker. Weekdays 10am-1pm.
Amy Casey: Our own tame antipodean follows the lives of forces personalities worldwide, and she plays music too – blimey mate, that’s amazing! Weekdays 1-4pm.
The Big Show: Every day brings its own unique gifts on this show, from celebrity interviews to joining Jay and Hal on their travels around the UK on their ‘Big Show Big Days Out,’ visiting the Forces in their own surroundings with plenty of off-the-wall humour and great music. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 4-7pm.
Nicky Smith: Nicky takes the helm at the end of the day, with less talk (that’s pretty difficult) and more music! She’s joined by guests and covers a whole array of subjects, including the latest showbiz gossip. Weekdays 7-9pm.
Sitrep: The award-winning weekly defence analysis programme that invites experts from the military, academic and political worlds to analyse and anticipate developments in defence and foreign affairs matters. Hosted by Kate Gerbeau with resident expert Christopher Lee. Thursdays 6.30-7pm.
Forces News: The latest national, international and specialist news about the UK Armed Forces, live on the hour EVERY hour from our own newsroom.
Forces Sport: Every Monday the dedicated BFBS sports team reflect on the cream of the week’s forces action worldwide. Mondays 6.30-7pm.
Note to Editors:
Listen to Forces Radio BFBS on www.forces.net, on the BFBS app, on Sky 0211, or Freesat 786. Forces Radio BFBS is available regionally and across the forces world on DAB and FM. Visit www.forces.net to find your local station.
FORCES RADIO BFBS is part of the Forces Network, which provides media content to the Armed Forces in the UK and overseas. The Forces Network is part of The Services Sound & Vision Corporation (SSVC), a military charity, whose purpose is to inform, entertain, connect and champion the Armed Forces. SSVC also includes:
- FORCES LIVE EVENTS (CSE)
- FORCES CINEMAS
- FORCES MEDIA ACADEMY
- FORCES NEWS
- FORCES SPORT
- FORCES TELEVISION BFBS
- FORCES TV
- GURKHA RADIO BFBS
- SSVC TRAINING
- SSVC WELFARE