Next month DJ Greg James is being shipped off to Afghanistan, where he will broadcast his afternoon Radio 1 show for five days from British Army base Camp Bastion. Beginning on 10 Dec the broadcasts will be transmitted with the help of the British Forces Broadcasting Service.
Announcing the news, James said: “I’m excited to be bringing Radio 1 to the troops and to show them we appreciate their hard work. I love a challenge and an adventure and this will be a brilliant opportunity to see how BFBS and Camp Bastion works. Trust my luck that Daniel Craig went out there last week – it’s not the easiest gig to follow James Bond, is it?”
BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Head Of Programmes Rhys Hughes added: “Our ambition is that BBC Radio 1 with Greg James will reflect what it feels like for our armed forces personnel to live and work in Camp Bastion. We are delighted to be returning to Camp Bastion for a third year, working very closely with our friends at BFBS to connect service personnel with their families back in the UK and around the world”.
SIGN UP HERE for free CMU music news in your inbox every week day with the CMU Daily