Update: 18th December 2020 – BCB and 2020: Here’s to the future!

Well, what a year we’ve all had. No one could have predicted what we would be facing – the effects of a pandemic plus the brutal death of George Floyd, leading to the growth of the Black Lives Matter movement, and the growing realisation of the drastic effects of Climate Change on our planet.

We know this has been such a hard year for everyone, and for some much more than others. Inequality has never been more apparent. But thanks to the hard work and commitment of all our volunteers and the staff team, BCB has been able to keep everything going in the best way we can, reflecting the issues and how they’re affecting our communities across the Bradford District.

The BCB studios remain closed. We’ll open again when we feel sure we can offer a Covid-secure environment but we realise, with things as they are, that could be some time ahead. As reported before, we’re gradually finding ways to get more people actively involved in BCB. It’s been really good to see how our volunteers have been supporting other volunteers to produce their programmes – and we really thank you for that. We’re also working on ways to involve others, either through skill sharing, resources or technological support, to get involved in BCB life.

As we head towards the Christmas break, another massive thank you for all you’ve done in 2020. And as the song says, ‘Things Can Only Get Better’! Here’s to a much better 2021…. and have a lovely festive season. Tune in to BCB 106.6fm and let our fabulous festive schedule keep you company over Christmas and New Year! And most importantly – stay safe and healthy.

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Track of the Week

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.

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This week’s track is another one from Lucy and Lila. It’s called Next Door.
You can find the track and many more on the Lucy and Lila YouTube channel.

See our Track of the Week page, to see all featured tracks and for details on how to get your track played on air.

Radio Venus 2020

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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.

Youth Music

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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.
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Making a Difference

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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

Black History Month

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Listen again to a selection of our Black History Month shows that reflect and celebrate the contribution and life experiences of Bradford’s African and African Caribbean communities.
Find out more!

Sound Of Science

As part of the Bradford Science Festival 2020 BCB Radio hosted a series of special radio shows throughout the week.
Find out more!

Women & Girls Workshops

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Every Thursday, 2pm - 4pm for women only radio workshops. No experience needed!

Listen again to our International Women's Day 2020 broadcast

Paint the Town Brown

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South Asian Heritage Month is a month long celebration of South Asian cultures, people and histories. Join us for a series of programmes celebrating everything South Asian. Find out more!

10 Today project

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Let's do 10 mins exercise on the radio! Join us 2pm every day on BCB Radio 106.6fm Read more

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