Forces Radio BFBS Now on DAB+ in the UK

Forces Radio BFBS, the ad-free broadcaster which entertains, informs, connects and champions the British Forces community, launched nationally on DAB+ in the UK this morning, on the Sound Digital multiplex.

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

“Arqiva has had a strong relationship with the Forces Network across our TV and radio platforms for many years. We’re therefore delighted to welcome Forces Radio BFBS onto the national Sound Digital Multiplex.

“The station’s arrival on DAB+ is another sign of the strength of digital radio in the UK, and its ability to reach audiences in a cost-effective way. The choice of stations available on digital radio continues to grow and as the percentage of radio listening taking place on digital nears 50%, it is absolutely the platform to be on.”

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.                                         

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).

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