BFBS returns to national coverage via DAB+

Forces Radio BFBS is joining Sound Digital’s almost-national DAB multiplex nine months after leaving D1.

It’ll return on January 24th with a new schedule, after listeners told the station how they missed it when it left the national platform earlier this year.

Transmission contracts have been signed and the application for regulatory approval has been submitted to Ofcom.
 
Nicky Ness, Director of Forces Broadcasting and Entertainment for Forces Network states; “We’re excited to be back as a national digital channel from January and are delighted with the opportunities that DAB+ has opened up for us.
 
“Our listeners told us how disappointed they were when we came off Digital One earlier in 2017 but as the platform is entirely funded by charitable means, we’ve been working hard to find the best value alternative. I’m so pleased we’ve been selected by Sound Digital to join the D2 community, where our unique blend of military news, features and conversation, eclectic music and an ad free environment will deliver something a little different. It’s even more poignant to be re-launching in our 75th  year as the Forces Broadcaster.”

The line-up includes former Magic co-host Verity Geere and forces presenter Richard Hatch on breakfast, Amy Casey on daytime and The Big Show with X Factor finalist Jay James and Hal Stewart.

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Posted on Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 at 2:30 pm by UK - Reporter

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  1. Penny Watson says

    So glad that you have returned to DAB. Listening to BFBS helps me feel connected as there are no support/social groups in our area for parents of Navy members. Thankfully though, this is now being addressed.

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