BCB – Keeping Bradford connected!
Since the Covid 19 lockdown and the closure of BCB studios, we’ve been working hard to keep Bradford connected through the airwaves. As we all adjust to staying at home, there’s inevitably been some shifting about and re-jigging of the BCB broadcast schedule. But thanks to the creativity and commitment of BCB staff and volunteers, we’re proud to say that we’ve been able to keep most of the BCB schedule running as normal. Over 50 new programmes are being produced every week with people broadcasting remotely and recording at home. It’s also resulted in some brand new programmes coming to air too. So a very big thanks to everyone who’s making this happen.
We recognise that sadly not all of our BCB volunteers are able to carry on broadcasting at the moment. We’ve been trying to find ways to stay in touch with everyone in our BCB community and hopefully they’ll all be back with us asap.
In these times of crisis, radio is yet again proving to be such an important part of people’s lives. It’s the company we seem to look for in these unsettling times. Whilst everyone is staying home, BCB Radio is able to let people know just what’s happening both within their community and across the Bradford District, providing up to date information and helping to reduce the sense of isolation that we’re all feeling.
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 shows.
This weeks’ track is from Musumba a 16 year old from Holme Wood in Bradford.
The track is called “Drifting”. You can also find it on Musumba’s 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.
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