Update : Re-Opening BCB Studios
Good news – we’re nearly there!
As we reported earlier, we’ve been waiting for the parts for the ventilation system to be fully operational. The new fans were finally fitted a couple of weeks ago and we’ve had the sign-off from the electrician.
From week beginning 18th October we’re getting the building into shape, with the systems in place and ready for people to come in again. 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. And it appears that producing radio in your bedroom/garage/shed does not give the same satisfaction as coming into the BCB studios! So, fingers crossed, we will be up and running from Rawson Road in the next couple of weeks.
Covid means that we won’t be able to operate in quite the same way as pre-pandemic times. Initially we’ll be asking everybody to book slots for the studios and for the production area, with a limit on the time spent in BCB. This means that we can control the amount of people in the building and that we can offer the opportunities to as many people as possible. The premises group have worked up a system for re-opening but we’ll need to test it out and tweak it to make sure that everyone understands what they need to do and that we keep people as safe as we can in the building.
Meanwhile, celebrate Black History Month with us on BCB and check out events across the city here. See you soon!
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.
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.
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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