BCB has a small staff team who support over 200 volunteer presenters to broadcast on BCB Radio.

Current staff team

MaryDowson Mary DowsonDirector Mary is the Director and co-founder of BCB. Before radio took over her life, she had a background in youth work, community engagement, and education which has largely informed the development of BCB as a community organisation using radio as a tool for empowerment. She is responsible for the strategic direction of the organisation – and occasionally gets to broadcast too! JonathanPinfield Jonathan PinfieldBroadcast Manager Jonathan is BCB’s Broadcast Manager and Head of Sport. When he’s not in the office you can usually find him broadcasting at a cricket match or boxing bout. Griff GriffBroadcast Engineer Griff has years of experience patching together the broadcasting equipment at BCB and making sure all of it works, 24 hours a day seven days a week. KathCanoville Kath CanovilleAdmin / Production Assistant Kath has been involved with music for over 30 years, having launched Nation Records in 1988 and managed Talvin Singh, who won the Mercury Music Prize in 2000, amongst other critically acclaimed international artists. JoKenyon Jo KenyonAdmin / Production Assistant Jo started doing her own radio shows at the age of 13, and went on to university and gained a degree in Business Management with Radio Production. She loves 90s music (girl power!) and adores musicals! JosephEmmett Joseph EmmettAdmin / Production Assistant Joe is BCB’s Admin and Office Support worker which means he is involved with supporting BCB’s volunteers, the production of About Bradford and Drive as well as co-ordinating BCB’s social media. Joe has been with BCB for four years and when not at work can be found promoting DIY gigs across Bradford and Leeds under the name of Basement Scene.

Radio Venus 2024

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Radio Venus 2024 BCB celebrations International Women's Day 2024. Find out more!


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A celebration of the 75th anniverary of Windrush across the Bradford District. Listen Here

Refugee Week 2023

Tune in for a unique range of distinctly Bradford shows and interviews on Refugee Week 2023.

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Sun 14th Apr 11:00 - 12:00


Battenburg are Richard Sara and Owen Whitehouse.

The show derives it's name from the 4 squares that make up a slice of Battenberg. A square is a topic of conversation and Richard and Owen each bring 2 squares - 'blind baked' which means that neither knows what the others square is prior to the show.

The show is a one hour conversation interspersed with music which introduces the topics. On today's show:

'Seven Seas' X1 versus Lord Harewood's X1', 'Masters of War', 'Silly Games', 'Jargon'.

Square one and The Brothers return to the 'Perfect Day' when The Seven Seas drank Sangria in Lord Harewoods Park.

Owen and Bob Dylan ask, "Who are the 'Masters of War'?" Who makes money from War? Who is aiding war and profiting from suffering?

Richard has been playing 'Silly Games' and has a novel way of helping charity. Can you get paid for playing online games?

The show is brought to a close with a game of jargon-based bingo ballcocks.

Introductory Square music :

Lou Reed - Perfect Day
BoB Dylan - Masters of War
The Who - Pinball Wizard
Extreme - More Than WordsListen 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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