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During Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 BCB, the community radio station for Bradford, is launching a radio project to raise awareness of mental health in the Bradford District. BCB has been awarded a small grant from Bradford Council to deliver

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BCB Newsletter – March 2022

Welcome to the BCB newsletter for March. Here’s just a few things that have been going on at BCB and some events that are coming up: Pop down to BCB / Extended opening hours It has been wonderful to welcome more

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BCB Newsletter – February 2022

Welcome to BCB: Hassan and Ash Some of you may have noticed a few new faces around BCB, specifically towards the back end of the office. These new faces are Hassan and Ash who will be working with us for

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BCB Newsletter – November 2021

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

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BCB Covid ‘Code of Conduct’ – October 2021

BCB Covid ‘Code of Conduct’ – October 2021 We are starting to re-open BCB Studios. Our aim is to keep everyone at BCB safe, secure, and healthy. We recognise that we are still in the middle of a pandemic and

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BCB Newsletter – September 2021

Welcome to the latest BCB newsletter. Here’s a taste of what’s been happening recently at BCB. Do let us know if you have any news for the next newsletter. BCB 3-Year plan: we need your help! BCB Management Committee and staff have

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BCB Newsletter – August 2021

Planning Week – W/C Monday 16th August Thanks to everyone who’s involved in BCB right now, by recording programmes and/or listening to BCB on 106.6fm and online. As you may know, the staff team and management committee are meeting once

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BCB Newsletter – July 2021

BCB: Becoming an anti-racist organisation update BCB is continuing its work to become an actively anti-racist organisation. This work started following the murder of George Floyd in the US and the Black Lives Matter Movement actively seeking equality for black people globally. In order

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BCB Newsletter – May 2021

Welcome to the latest BCB newsletter. Here’s a taste of what’s been happening recently at BCB. Do let us know if you have any news for the next newsletter. BCB Spring Break 10-16 May – Please read: Action Needed After

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BCB Newsletter – April 2021

Welcome to the latest BCB newsletter. Here’s a taste of what’s been happening recently at BCB. Do let us know if you have any news for the next newsletter. Thanks and Goodbye to Julie and Steve Two members of staff

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BCB Newsletter – February 2021

BCB – Making Bradford Sparkle! You may have seen this but if not, a few weeks ago BCB was featured in Sparkling Bradford. We’d been nominated as an organisation that makes Bradford Sparkle so well done to us! Click here to read

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BCB in Covid times

Over these tough months of the Covid 19 pandemic, through the amazing commitment of our volunteers and staff team, BCB has continued to provide a valuable community radio service for Bradford. Working in our bedrooms and living rooms, we’ve discovered

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With a Little Help…

We’ve just provided a little help that will make a big difference to 16 young musicians. Under lockdown, these young people have lost access to equipment and expertise that has meant they were stuck, unable to be as creative as

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Track of the week!

As part of our commitment to Youth Music we feature a track made by young people (aged 12 – 25) in Bradford as the ‘Track of the Week‘ across our schedule. You’ll be able to hear the track in our About

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Refugee Week on BCB

Last week was Refugee Week 2020 and across the week, and in the buildup to, and we marked it with a variety of different guests and interviews. Here’s just some of the guests we had on. Friday 12th June  Refugee

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Call To Action / Update

This is an update and a call to action for all BCB presenters. Programme Pages Thanks to all the people that have sent us information about thier programmes for our new Programme Pages on the website: ACTION: We’re now asking

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Corona Chronicles – New BCB Project

We’ve just launched a new project at BCB, in partnership with the NSMM. It’s called The Corona Chronicles and its aim is to create an audio archive of life in Bradford during the Covid-19 lockdown. We want to capture the

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We’re still finding ways to improve our remote broadcasting, to make it more efficient and easier so we can get more people set up to do it. Over the past few weeks we’ve been looking at doing programmes and interviews

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Helping Bring Bradford Together: Bradford Pride and Bradford City Fire Memorial Service

COVID-19 and the ensuing lockdown have meant that many staple events in the Bradford calendar have had to find different ways to operate, and we’re happy to have helped two of the most important to happen. Bradford Pride Saturday saw

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Positive Numbers: Programmes and Programme Pages

We’re getting more and more people producing programmes remotely. Last week we hit the milestone of 70 new and remotely recorded programmes being broadcast on BCB – which is great. Through helping people set up to remotely record we’ve found

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BCB Website: Programme Pages, Presenter Profiles, Music Blog

We’ve been doing some work on the BCB website over the past few weeks and there are a few things we wanted to tell you about. Programme Pages We’ve added a new section for programme pages, as some of you

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Progammes Pages, Round Table and Radio Premieres

Programme Pages Over the past week we’ve doing some work on the website, in particular the new programme page section. The plan is that every BCB programme will have its own individual page with: 1) a brief programme description, 2)

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67 New Shows, Remote Working and Getting Set Up!

More presenters, more new shows Last week we had 67 new shows go out on BCB and more presenters producing radio at home. Among the presenters creating their first “lockdown” shows were: Maureen Grant, Ian Forward, Malcolm Currie, Maria Spadafora

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Some good news to end the week!

Internet woes – an end to? As some of you may know we’ve been having serious issues with out internet recently, which has hampered our ability to work from home / broadcast online (thanks to a workaround we’ve managed to

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There are many ways to record remotely

As a staff team we’ve been looking to different methods of recording and producing radio remotely, and have found lots of options. Here are some of the options we are looking at: VoiceMeeter Banana Open Broadcast Software Mixxx Clean Feed

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New shows, Social Media and Staff

More presenters and new shows! Yet more people are managing to prepare shows from home for broadcast. Today Shamim Akhtar, who presents About Bradford every Thursday 11-12pm, put together her first remote About Bradford including interviews with Reverend Jenny Ramsden,

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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.

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Sat 25th Jun 18:00 - 18:30

Cancer Journeys

Jacqui Drake talks to other cancer patients & their families about their incredible stories

Presented by: Jacqui DrakeListen 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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