Update: BCB Update 15th Feb. 2021 Although the BCB studios remain closed, what we do and why we do it remains as important as ever. We’ve started 2021 as we mean to go on, championing local people, giving them a voice, celebrating diversity and challenging the status quo.

And of course we are keeping Bradford connected. We’re delighted to be featuring LGBTQ+ History Month across our programming, shining a light on all the great things that are happening across the Bradford District. The planning for our International Women’s Day broadcast is underway. This year we are focusing on women throughout March, supporting local women to produce programmes under the banner ‘She Talks’.

It was with great sadness that we heard the news this week of the death of Nuzhat Ali. Nuzhat was a truly inspirational woman to everyone who met her and a much-loved Bradford figure. She’d been involved with BCB for many years as a regular contributor to programmes. We send all our thoughts and condolences to her family at this very difficult time.

As we look out towards the rest of the year, it’s hard to know with any certainty what will happen, and when things will return to normal. In the meantime we are really grateful for the support we’ve received from our regular funders. Although some project funding has come to an end, we are trying to find ways to continue with the community engagement work that makes BCB the organisation that it is – a place where everyone can come together, have a voice and be listened to.

But we are conscious that it is increasingly hard for some of our volunteers to participate in the way that we would like you to. If you are currently not broadcasting and would like to, or if you would like to volunteer in another capacity please do get in touch. We will get through these tough times together.

Follow the Blog for our latest news and Remote Broadcasting for help, tips, and advice to keep you broadcasting.

 

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 April 12th 2021
This week’s track is the latest release from Musumba. It’s the title track from her 4 track EP called 2:40 and it’s simply called “Intro

w/c April 5th 2021
This week’s track is the latest release from Ben Jordan, it’s called Won’t Make It Alone
It’s available on Soundcloud, Spotify and YouTube.

w/c March 29th 2021
This week’s track is the latest release from Echoviolet.
Available from 21/03/2021, it’s called “The End Of What We Knew” and is available to buy on Bandcamp.

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

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.

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Mon 12th Apr 12:00 - 13:00

Spoke Radio

Shining the spotlight on Bradford's poetry scene.

Presented by: Sharena Lee Satti, Simon Pickles and Laura BaldwinListen 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.

Paint the Town Brown

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

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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