New BFBS Catterick Studio Opens

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Posted 15 June 2015, 8.28am edt

Cpl Michael Strachan

The BFBS Catterick studio has been officially opened by the Garrison Commander, Colonel Stephen Padgett, who marked the occasion by cutting a ribbon and a huge ‘BFBS’ cake.

“BFBS is a hugely important part of life for the military and their families overseas, and now increasingly, here in the UK,” he said. “It's our best method to get our message out there in a way which people trust and engage with.”

BFBS Catterick’s shiny new studio is on Horne Road, on the site of the former Thrift Shop. With the purpose-built studio, office space and meeting room, the BFBS reporters and presenters are well placed to serve 4th Infantry Brigade and the units based in and around the garrison area.

Chris Kaye, presenter of the BFBS Catterick breakfast show, said: “I'm delighted to broadcast every morning from our stunning new studio. We're part of a welfare hub along with the Infantry Training Centre and the Royal Dragoon Guards’ families office, so it’s a terrific location that brings us even closer to the forces community.”

The opening was a celebrated with a performance of traditional Nepalese dancing by Anjita Limbu, who entertained all of the guests, including 90-year-old D-Day veteran, Jock Hutton.

UK Bases Station Manager, Chris Pearson, said: “The BFBS team – Chris Kaye, Warwick Meade and Hannah King – are really happy with their new home and the opportunities the facility will give them to add value to the morale and welfare of the military and their families, friends and supporters.”

“We're so grateful for the support of the Garrison in finding us a great space in a location that puts BFBS Catterick at the heart of the forces community.”

Listen to BFBS Catterick locally on 106.9fm, or via the BFBS smartphone app, or online at . Connect via social media on Twitter @BFBSCatterick and Facebook.

PHOTO: (L-R) Cutting Ribbon - Warwick Meade, Hannah King, Col Padgett and Chris Kaye. Credit: Cpl Michael Strachan.

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