As we all know these last 15 months have been really hard for everybody. At BCB we have tried to maintain as much of our activity as possible, particularly in finding new ways of working to keep people actively engaged in BCB. We’re really proud of what’s been possible but we also recognise that this has had both limitations – and consequences.One of the consequences of working remotely has meant a lot more time has to be spent delivering the broadcast schedule. This is true for volunteers who are producing programmes at home and for the staff who are making sure that they’re scheduled and ready for broadcast.
We realise that with so much staff time being spent on delivering the broadcast schedule, other areas have been sidelined. We need to change this. As we make plans towards reopening the building, a move to new premises and creating a five-year plan for BCB we need to free up some staff time. For this to happen, for a temporary period we are going to make changes to the broadcast schedule, reducing the amount of new programmes that we broadcast. This will affect lots of people’s programmes, with some programmes going from weekly to fortnightly. We’ll be in contact with you directly to explain how this will work. We ask for your support and understanding in this as we build for the future.
And yes – we are now working towards reopening the building, putting things in place for us to be able to return safely to BCB Towers! Watch this space…
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 June 14th 2021
This week’s track comes from Levels, a student on the Music Performance and Production course at Bradford College.
The track is called Radio Waves.
“It’s a House piece inspired by Martin Garrix and Avicii who are in my opinion the kings of EDM.”
See our Track of the Week page, to see all featured tracks and for details on how to get your track played on air.
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