To celebrate World Radio Day, BFBS Radio stations around the world united to show just how far-flung our wonderful forces listeners are. If anyone knows international radio, it’s BFBS. With local stations in more than 10 different countries, all linking together to connect the audience, world radio is literally part of its definition. Which is why this year, Cyprus presenters Humf and Akylah decided to show just how close the world can feel when you’re thousands of miles apart.
They went back a few time zones to the Falklands and spoke to Gini Carling, who started her career in Cyprus and will soon be heading back to the UK. Then from one side of the world to the exact opposite Jade Callaway was on the phone from BFBS Brunei, who has been all over the force’s world both with BFBS and as an air force brat as a child.
Finally, they settled a little closer to home, BFBS Germany, where presenter Elliot Darby was currently on air himself hosting the breakfast show. Which means they were broadcasting live in Cyprus and live in Germany, at the same time. That’s not all they did to celebrate the day. Commander British Forces Cyprus, Major General Rob Thomson, took time out of his day to join Akylah in the morning to co-present the breakfast show and share his experiences with the service during his time serving across the world.
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