Thursday, 16 June 2016

BFBS - Awarded with two more community radio licences


Ofcom has awarded two new FM community radio licences to broadcast at BFBS Brize Norton and BFBS Shorncliffe.

The FM services will enhance the established ‘live and local’ network operated in military locations across the UK, and BFBS’s national station on DAB.

Nicky Ness, BFBS Controller, said: “We are delighted to be awarded these community licences and are planning to install the FM transmitters as quickly as possible.  We already have very active radio stations at both locations.

“The introduction of an FM service at Brize Norton will help the reach of the station, based within the RAF community at Carterton.  We launched two years ago via a regional DAB platform and the presenters have really established themselves and our programmes with their audience.

“BFBS in Shorncliffe, Kent, provides services in the Nepali language for the Brigade of Gurkhas and their families, broadcasting within the Sir John Moore Barracks on AM for the last 16 years.  This is therefore an exciting upgrade for the community, who also really value their radio station.”