BFBS Lisburn

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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[edit]


  • 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)