Onwards and Upwards!
Spring is here! It’s so good to see BCB springing into life again, with more people coming back into BCB and more live programming happening. Inevitably, the high rate of covid over the last few months has presented a challenge to keep everything going at BCB. On a positive note, it was great to have young people coming in again over the Easter holidays and, thanks to our volunteer studio managers, we’re now open every Tuesday and Friday evening too.
Looking forward to the coming weeks, we’re actively recruiting our first new group of BCB volunteers since the pandemic. So, if you know anyone who is interested in volunteering with BCB please do encourage them to get in touch. We’re looking to train people as presenters, producers, reporters as well as helping with admin, tech ops, studio managing or IT. We’re particularly interested in strengthening our speech-based daytime team, finding people who are passionate about Bradford and local issues. All training will be provided. BCB holds new volunteer sessions on the first Tuesday of every month.
We’re taking the About Bradford programme on the road, broadcasting live from community venues, and also planning an exciting summer of Outside Broadcasts from community and cultural events.
A couple of new BCB projects are launching in Spring. We’re starting our new Youth Music project, ‘Listen Up!’, engaging young people in music and radio. And in the middle of May, during Mental Health Awareness Week, we’re initiating another new community project, working with people with lived experience of mental health issues to produce a series of radio programmes that break the stigma around mental health, encouraging better mental health and wellbeing for everyone.
BCB will be supporting young people to develop more opportunities for young musicians to perform live in Bradford, in venues appropriate for young people from diverse communities and backgrounds. Find our more about our Youth Music project.
As a part of a recent exhibition at the Science and Media Museum, our BCB volunteers were invited to talk about their lives and the various ways BCB has played a part in them.
This is Shamim’s story:
To hear more stories visit our Above the Noise project page.
BCB106.6FM broadcasts a wide range of radio programmes, reflecting the cultural diversity in the city. We particularly encourage the participation of those communities and individuals who are encountering disadvantage and exclusion, using community radio to bring people together across cultures, neighbourhoods and generations.Find out more about our People
BCB106.6FM offers training and broadcasting opportunities for local people, giving a voice to those individuals and groups who don’t usually have access to the media. We encourage volunteers to gain the skills they need to make their own radio programmes, providing the resources and support for them to do so.Get involved