And of course we are keeping Bradford connected. We’re delighted to be featuring LGBTQ+ History Month across our programming, shining a light on all the great things that are happening across the Bradford District. The planning for our International Women’s Day broadcast is underway. This year we are focusing on women throughout March, supporting local women to produce programmes under the banner ‘She Talks’.
It was with great sadness that we heard the news this week of the death of Nuzhat Ali. Nuzhat was a truly inspirational woman to everyone who met her and a much-loved Bradford figure. She’d been involved with BCB for many years as a regular contributor to programmes. We send all our thoughts and condolences to her family at this very difficult time.
As we look out towards the rest of the year, it’s hard to know with any certainty what will happen, and when things will return to normal. In the meantime we are really grateful for the support we’ve received from our regular funders. Although some project funding has come to an end, we are trying to find ways to continue with the community engagement work that makes BCB the organisation that it is – a place where everyone can come together, have a voice and be listened to.
But we are conscious that it is increasingly hard for some of our volunteers to participate in the way that we would like you to. If you are currently not broadcasting and would like to, or if you would like to volunteer in another capacity please do get in touch. We will get through these tough times together.
BCB’s Youth Music project aims to showcase music created by young people from around the district. So each week we’re featuring a track by a local artist on our About Bradford and Bradford & Beyond shows.
w/c February 22nd 2021
This week’s track comes from 20 year old Ollie Forrest. Released in 2020, it’s called I Don’t Want you Back and is available to stream from Spotify.
See our Track of the Week page, to see all featured tracks and for details on how to get your track played on air.
Listen again to a full day of broadcasting with over 60 women, reflecting on Bradford and the wonderful world we live in to celebrate International Women’s Day.
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