Revamped BFBS Aldershot radio studio opened to keep serving soldiers connected with family and friends
Brigadier Andrew Hughes, commander of 145 South Brigade, cut the ribbon to officially launch the revamped BFBS Aldershot radio studio.
BFBS broadcasts from Afghanistan and aims to keep force families connected with their loved ones who are fighting abroad.
On April 1, BFBS began a new 10-year contract to supply broadcasting services to British troops around the world – and expanded its service to UK army bases formerly served by Garrison Radio.
After cutting the ribbon at the launch party last Friday (October 18), Brigadier Andrew Hughes talked about the role of BFBS Aldershot for local serving personnel, veterans and civilians.
“It will enable the whole area to understand what the military is up to, and it will enable the military to understand rather a lot about what’s happening out there in the community,” he said.
As part of the celebrations, the Aldershot Military Wives Choir also performed for the military and civilian guests.
BFBS Aldershot broadcasts live on 102.5 FM and is one of six BFBS UK stations.
Richard Wyeth, who presents the morning show, said: “It’s fantastic to present the BFBS Aldershot Breakfast Show to the personnel, families and the local community as I’m based in the heart of the garrison and am able to meet our audience.”
BFBS Aldershot also links to programmes from across the station’s network, such as Total Ops Connection, presented live from Afghanistan, and Access All Areas, which allows live dedications and messages every Sunday.