BFBS Aldershot, one of the six local FM stations run by the company in the UK has revamped its studio.
Brigadier Andrew Hughes, Commander 145 (South) Brigade, has opened the improved studio whilst the Aldershot Military Wives Choir performed for the military and civilian guests.
After cutting the ribbon he 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.
“I think this is a really clever, intelligent way of bringing together the whole community through BFBS Aldershot.”
BFBS Presenter Richard Wyeth is on air weekdays from 06.30 until 10.00am. He 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.
“But as well as this truly local feel, we keep the Forces families connected through the BFBS network shows that we broadcast from Afghanistan, and also through messages to and from theatre.”
BFBS Aldershot, heard locally using a community radio licence on 102.5FM, also links to programmes from across the station’s network, such as the ‘Total Ops Connection’, live from Afghanistan 10am – 1pm every weekday, and ‘Access All Areas’, the slot for live dedications and messages, on air 10am – 1pm every Sunday.