BCB – We’re Back!

Great news – we’ve slowly started to reopen BCB again, with people coming in to record their programmes in the studios. And there was a momentous occasion on Wednesday when Alan and Tina presented Afternoon Stretch – the first live programme on BCB for 18 months! We know that so many of you are longing to get back into the studios, especially those who haven’t been able to do much over the pandemic period.  So far, we’ve been focusing on getting those ‘inactive’ volunteers back on board again – but from 1 November we will be open to anyone who wants to come in and record at BCB.

Covid means that we can’t operate in quite the same way as pre-pandemic times. We need to keep people as safe as we can in the building, so we have devised a ‘Covid code of conduct’ that we want everyone to agree to. You can find it here – please read it before booking a studio.

There is no ‘drop in’ facility at BCB right now. We are asking everybody to book slots for the studios and for the production area, with a limit on the time spent in BCB, and providing a ‘rest’ period for the studios in between bookings. So, from Monday 1 November, do phone up and book a studio. The feedback so far has been tremendous as people are finally able to feel that special buzz of the studio/red light again!

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.

w/c August 23rd 2021
This week’s track, Better In The End, comes from 15 year old Sienna Craven.
Produced by Danny Yates at City Sound Studios, this is Sienna’s first single, and it’s available on the major platforms.

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

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

South Asian Heritage Month

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South Asian Heritage Month is a month long celebration of South Asian cultures, people and histories. Find out more!

She Talks 2021

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A celebration of women across the Bradford District for the whole month of March. Join us for International Women's Day!

LGBTQ+ History Month

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Tune in for a unique range of distinctly Bradford shows on LGBTQ+ History Month.

On Air Now
Tue 30th Nov 14:13 - 15:00

Our Guy In Bradford

Interesting people, places and projects in and around the district.

Presented by: Nigel GuyListen Live

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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