Afghanistan trip for Smooth's Simon Bates
Posted by
Afghanistan trip for Smooth's Simon Bates

Smooth Radio’s breakfast show with Simon Bates is to be broadcast live from Camp Bastion in Afghanistan next week.

We’re told the show will deliver Christmas messages from soldiers to loved ones back home as well as capture the spirit, camaraderie and difficulties experienced by those on the front line.

Simon, who has previously broadcast from a war zone in Iraq, will also be exploring what the future holds for Afghanistan as coalition forces look to handover control to the Afghan National Army, with a particular focus on the British role in the south of the country.

He said: “Christmas is always a difficult time of year for serving troops and we hope that by taking the show out to Afghanistan we will both highlight the incredible work British soldiers are doing day-in-day-out and provide a link between them and life back home.”

Parent company GMG Radio has raised £750,000 for the Help for Heroes charity through its fundraising appeals over the last three years. Smooth Radio Programme Director Steve Collins told us: “Our audience has shown incredible support for British servicemen and women so we are once again pushing the boundaries of commercial radio with a whole week of live broadcasts from the front line. We’re looking forward to providing some festive cheer to the troops and their families back home.”

Hear more radio industry news like this at the top of the hour on inRadio - the radio industry's very own radio station. Listen now in a new window whilst you continue reading RadioToday or press play below.

0 0 3040 06 December, 2011 Station News 1:12 pm 201112 Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Leave a Reply

Looking for something else?


Subscribe to our emails to stay informed about the latest radio news and products delivered straight to your inbox.

Related Posts

WorldDAB General Assembly 2016 - November 9, 2016 at 10:00 am ()
Student Radio Awards - November 10, 2016 at 6:00 pm (The O₂ 10 Entertainment Avenue, London, SE10 0DY, England)
BBC Gillard Awards - November 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Newcastle)
Audio Production Awards - November 23, 2016 at 6:00 pm (BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, London)
Radio TechCon 2016 - November 28, 2016 at 10:00 am (The Arts Theatre, 6-7 Great Newport St, London WC2H 7JB)
Salon de la Radio - January 29, 2017 at 10:00 am (Paris)
Salon de la Radio - January 30, 2017 at 10:00 am (Paris)
Salon de la Radio - January 31, 2017 at 10:00 am (Paris)
More events