BFBS Gurkha Radio - London

Connecting the British Forces community around the world

BFBS Radio exists to connect the British Forces community. That's all three services: Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force. We operate in more than ... See more n 20 countries around the world and now, in a major expansion of our service, at home, on DAB Digital Radio across Great Britain. Our DAB adventure is for everyone with a connection to the British Forces, whether they're serving, relatives, friends or just supporters of the work done by the men and women who take the Queen's shilling and deploy to carry out the requirements of the British government. We're proud of what we do - and we're proud of what our audience does. We have local stations, broadcasting a mix of local and BFBS UK-generated programmes on FM transmitters, in countries as diverse as Belize, Cyprus, Germany, the Falklands and Northern Ireland. Our operational areas service is currently located in Kuwait, having relocated from Basra in Iraq in early 2009 to reflect the drawdown of British Forces there. BFBS Afghanistan is ready to go 'live' as soon as the MOD gives us the nod. We even operate a service exclusively for the Brigade of Gurkhas, with stations in Kathmandu, Brunei and Shorncliffe in Kent. BFBS Radio presenters live and work alongside our audience. Most of our team have done operational tours in Iraq or the Balkans, detachments to the Falklands and been posted to permanent stations from Germany to Gibraltar. We don't pretend to run the same risks as our audience (not all the time, anyway) but we do believe that our willingness to deploy to the same places as our listeners gives us the kind of empathy that no other radio service could provide. Our "demographic" is unlike that of any other radio station. Our serving listeners range from 16 to 55, while their families and friends cover the whole age spectrum! Because of this, we play a wide range of music, from the sixties to now, and cover the entire musical spectrum from pop to rock and urban. Quite simply, BFBS Radio is unique and there's something for everyone. We specialise in "on-air blueys" (messages and dedications for the British Forces), have our own in-house and editorially independent news service, cover Forces sports events such as the annual Army v Navy rugby match at Twickenham and pack our programmes full of stories, interviews and "stuff" about our unique audience.

London, England, United Kingdom

Community , Military , News , Talk | 263 tune ins | Web 64Kbps English

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