BFBS Afghanistan: Connecting and Entertaining the Armed Forces Community.
BFBS Afghanistan is a radio station that broadcasts news, sports, music, audiobooks and podcasts for the British and allied forces in Afghanistan. It is part of the BFBS network, which is a global media organization. It provides entertainment and information to the military community. BFBS Afghanistan has been a steadfast companion to the Armed Forces community. Offering a sense of connection and entertainment in challenging environments.
BFBS Afghanistan started its operation in 2001, shortly after the start of the war in Afghanistan. It was initially a pre-recorded service that was distributed on cassette tapes and CDs. In 2009, it became a live and local service that broadcasted from Kabul on 102.1 MHz FM. The radio also reached other locations such as Camp Bastion, Kandahar and Lashkar Gah through satellite and internet. It played a crucial role in delivering news, entertainment, and a sense of familiarity to service personnel.
BFBS Afghanistan offers a variety of programs that cater to different audiences and interests. It broadcasts in English, Dari, and Pashto. The service’s programs includes news, current affairs, sports, music, and culture. Some of the popular programs are:
- Breakfast Show: A daily morning show that airs from 6:00 am to 9:00 am and covers the latest news, weather, traffic, sports and entertainment.
- Ops Connection: A daily show that airs from 9:00 am to 10:00 am and features messages, dedications and requests from the forces and their loved ones.
- Access All Areas: A weekly show that airs on Sundays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and links the forces in Afghanistan with their families and friends in the UK on DAB digital radio.
- The Big Show: A daily evening show that airs from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm and provides music, comedy, stories and games.
BFBS Afghanistan has a team of professional and experienced presenters who deliver the programs with passion and enthusiasm. Some of the notable presenters are:
- Lucy Owen: Owen is the station’s managing director and anchor of BFBS News.
- Sami Yousufzai: Yousufzai is a senior correspondent for the radio and is known for his reporting on the war in Afghanistan.
- Fahima Hashimi: Hashimi is a presenter for it’s women’s program, Zanan.
- Zaki Darwish: Darwish is a presenter for BFBS Afghanistan’s sports program, Shoorawar.
BFBS Afghanistan is a radio station that broadcasts news, sports, music, audiobooks and podcasts for the British and allied forces in Afghanistan. It is part of the BFBS network, which is a global media organisation that provides entertainment and information to the military community. It aims to be a radio station for the forces.
Language: English, Dari, Pashto