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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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Editing a video call recording

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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Black History Month

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October is Black History Month. Here at BCB, we want to reflect and celebrate the contribution and life experiences of Bradford’s African and African Caribbean communities.
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Sound Of Science

As part of the Bradford Science Festival 2020 BCB Radio will host a series of special radio shows throughout the week.
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On Air Now
Tue 27th Oct 17:00 - 18:00

About Bradford

Slices of Bradford life, with guests, music and chat

Presented by: Mary Dowson, (sitting in for Ann Morgan)Listen Live

Women & Girls Workshops

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Every Thursday, 2pm - 4pm for women only radio workshops. No experience needed!

Listen again to our International Women's Day 2020 broadcast

Paint the Town Brown

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South Asian Heritage Month is a month long celebration of South Asian cultures, people and histories. Join us for a series of programmes celebrating everything South Asian. 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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