It’s exciting times here at BCB (as per usual!). This week, as part of our Youth Music project, Shipley College students from their Esports course will be with us. They’ll be getting an introduction to our studios and we’ll also be looking at music from games, how music influences games and working towards a 30 minute programme as part of BCB Xtra – our 6:30-7pm daily strand for Bradford’s young people.

We’re also continuing our work with 509 Arts on the Lost Mills and Ghost Mansions project and are chatting about how we turn all of the fascinating stories we’ve collected of Bradfordian’s stories of working at the mills – watch this space for those programmes very soon.

As many of you will know it’s nearly time for the local elections across the country and here in Bradford. The results will be coming in on Friday 3rd May and we’ll be live throughout the day at the polling stations bringing you the results as they come in.

Since we started as Bradford Festival Radio over 30 years ago we’ve worked in partnership with Leeds Trinity University to offer their media students a taste of working in a real life radio station. Starting on Monday 15th April we’ll be working again with the Leeds Trinity students at they’ll be bringing us hourly news bulletins of Bradford news. Throughout the week students will be at BCB so be sure to make them welcome if you see them in the building.

Finally it’s really exciting to be able to share the mockups of our part in the National Science and Media Museum’s Sound and Vision galleries, which will open in time for Bradford being City of Culture in 2025. If you want to see a sneak peak of what BCB in the Sound and Vision galleries will look like head over to our Instagram (@bcb106.6FM), Twitter and Facebook (@bcbradio) to have a look.

Youth Music


BCB will be supporting young people from diverse communities and backgrounds in Bradford to create radio. 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

Radio Venus 2024

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Radio Venus 2024 BCB celebrations International Women's Day 2024. Find out more!

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A celebration of the 75th anniverary of Windrush across the Bradford District. Listen Here

Refugee Week 2023

Tune in for a unique range of distinctly Bradford shows and interviews on Refugee Week 2023.

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Echoes of Ireland

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Black History Month

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Listen again to a selection of our Black History Month shows celebrating Bradford’s African & African Caribbean communities.

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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