4:31pm Thursday 17th May 2012
By Morwenna Blake
THE army’s network of radio stations, broadcasting in UK Garrisons and online worldwide, has finished runner up for the UK Radio Station of the Year Award.
Garrison FM, which has studios in Bulford Camp, can be heard on the Salisbury Plain and it became the first ever military broadcaster to be nominated for the UK Radio Station of the Year Award, at the Sony Radio Academy Awards held at London’s Grosvenor House.
Managing director Mark Page said: “It is a testament to the hard work done by my teams in army bases around the UK and indeed those who travel to places like Afghanistan to visit with British soldiers. It is an honour to provide a service to soldiers and their families, as we have done for over a decade.”
The station’s entry featured Salisbury Plain Garrison FM’s Helen Down and Chris Sturgess and link ups with deployed soldiers in Afghanistan. Garrison Radio began broadcasting in 2001. Since then the network has expanded from two to 15 locations in Britain, with new ones to follow in Wiltshire and Dorset.
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