Dispersed Families project

Friday 4th October 2019

BFBS in partnership with TBI Media has received a share of £200,000 from The Audio Content Fund to create a weekly show, The Little Troopers Radio Show, for forces kids.

Targeted at the 75,000 British children with parents in the Armed Forces, this 13x 30min programme will be broadcast on BFBS Radio on Sunday lunchtimes from Jan 2020 for 13 weeks, across 10 community licences in the UK, and overseas.The show will feature inspiring guests, recorded features and live discussion. It will be presented by three new voices from BFBS, the Little Troopers charity, and children’s media.

Dave Young, Director of Programmes at TBI Media:

“Being a ‘Forces Kid’ involves living truly extraordinary experiences and at a deeply formative time too – it will be full of adventure and opportunity but present many deep and fundamental challenges too. We at TBI are therefore delighted to be able to bring the Little Troopers show to the historic and remarkably far-reaching BFBS network, to talk about that life and provide inspiration for all involved in it.”

Nicky Ness, Director of BFBS:

“Many people won’t realise how indispensable military partners and children are in supporting our armed services – so it’s fantastic to have this opportunity to give radio listeners a real insight into these families’ fascinating lives for the first time. Working with the Little Troopers charity, the BFBS Media Academy and the talented team from TBI Media feels like a joyous coming together and a real chance to celebrate and champion the unsung backbone of service life.”

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