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British Forces Broadcasting Service radio in Northern Ireland is based at Thiepval Barracks, Lisburn. BFBS Northern Ireland is available on 1287 AM in military Bases across the Province & on 100.6 FM in the Lisburn city area.
The station was launched at 10:06am on Monday 8 May 2006 with local school pupil Ceri McNelly being the first voice heard on-air.
BFBS NI Reception
- 100.6 MHz Lisburn air date: June 2006
- Further Community Stations with local and shared programmes across the Province began broadcasting on 5 March 2008.
- 101.0 MHz Holywood
- 106.5 MHz Aldergrove / Antrim
- 107.5 MHz Ballykinler
A station in Ballykelly was shut down on 12 March 2008 due to base closure.
live programmes through 'freeview' around the world[clarification needed]
BFBS Northern Ireland also used to broadcast on AM as the first ever forces station in the UK (since 1994)
- Girdwood Barracks, Belfast (until closure August 2005)
- Omagh (until closure 11 August 2006)
- Portadown (until closure June 2006)
- Ballymena (until closure 3 April 2007)
- Bessbrook (until closure June 2007)
- Crossmaglen/Forkhill bases in South Armagh until closure-2006.
- Lisburn (converted to FM May 2006)
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