Its several months since lockdown started and we sadly had to close the BCB studios. In that time, it’s been amazing how much we’ve been able to achieve from home. Well done to everyone who has risen to the challenge of home broadcasting.
Gradually we’ve been able to support more and more people to get their programmes up and running. We’re now broadcasting well over 60 new programmes each week. But we also know that’s not everybody. Many people have not been able to broadcast their programmes for the last few months and that’s a real shame.
There is no date yet for when we might re-open the building. Even though we’re moving out of lockdown, we know that Covid is still amongst us and that we need to be cautious about how we move forward at BCB. Taking advice from other broadcasters, community venues and looking at the government guidelines we know it be could some time before we can all get back together at Rawson Road. Clearly the most important thing is that we keep everyone safe and that will mean finding new ways of working.
We want to get your input as to how we do this. We’ll be in contact with all BCB Volunteers to find out what would work for you. In the meantime thank you again to everyone for being part of BCB and the contribution you make to providing great Community Radio for Bradford.
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 week we’re featuring an artist called ‘Violet’ and her track is called ‘Nothing Kills You’. You can hear more on her Violet Official page at Soundcloud.
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