Black History Month 2020

Black History Month’s theme this year is ‘Super Heroes & Sheroes’. BCB will be opening its online interstellar platform for Black History Month 2020 which will be featured all the way through the month of October 2020.

Maureen Grant host of Race Matters and also About Bradford added “We are depending on the family of BCB to make BHM 2020 a fulfilling season of inclusive vibrant delights. So in your own award winning shows, let’s aim to add a bit of spice and refreshment to your programmes with at least a 30 second to 5 minute or even a 15 minute recording with reference to the rich culture of music and artist of black origin be it, science, engineering technology, art, design , construction, education, history and many other leading disciplines which contribute positively in all areas of UK and global life.”

Together we can make Black History Month 2020 another memorable season on BCB106.6fm

Nigel Guy one of BCB’s most enthusiastic presenters remarked “Radio discussions and music influence many cultures and genres and if music is the food of love play on give us excess of it so sufficing the appetite may stricken and so die any form of hate. Love is the answer. So come on people, we need you. It’s not just for Black people as it’s a full month to raise awareness of an array of black cultural, history, heritage achievements, gains and losses in all walks of life which are intermingled with in and around the world past, present and futures. Please don’t feel excluded, be a part of what we hope will be a vibrant October. At BCB, we are in the business of making all lives better.”

Jingles and Promos

BCB BHM2020 Jingle
Windrush National Organisation Launch (22nd Oct 11-12:30pm) Promo


Friday 2nd Oct 6pm Listen to the seriously talented and inspirational artist, Soraya Grayston in conversation with Maureen Grant about her work and upcoming events.

Thursday 1st Oct 3pm The journey of Black and Mixed Race family in Bradford who are navigating the education system and racism.

Wednesday 30th Sep 6pm Join Maureen Grant for Race Matters discussing the impacts of racial justice issues impacting Bradford communities.

Thursday 1st Oct 12pm Guest interview with Asher Titre, local poet and musician.
Thursday 8th Oct 12pm Guest interview with Doreen Malcolm, early years lecturer at Bradford College.

Wednesday 7th Oct 6pm Angie Carrington leads a dicussion with Tina Rowe and Dr. Lyn Deacon-Green on their experiences of living in Bradford and defining moments in their lives.

Saturday 10th Oct 6pm Listen to Maureen Grant in conversation with Richard Reddie, proud Bradfordian and distinguished writer on Black History.

Monday 12th Oct 11:30am Kath Canoville talks to author and activist, Marc Wadsworth about Black Lives Matter, fighting racial injustice and finding ways to work with them as well.

Thursday 15th Oct 2:15pm Tina Rowe chats with Sheroe Shamarley Fontaine, writer, poet blogger and editor of Verba writing magazine.

Thursday 15th Oct 3pm Free2BeMe looks at the experiences of first and second generation British Born Caribbeans exploring racism, inequality and the interracial stigmas between people of colour.

Friday 16th Oct 12pm Maureen Grant looks behind the week’s headlines with guests Sai Murray, Angie Carrington, Kafayat Adegoke and Pauline Smellie.

Tuesday 13th Oct 5pm Nigel Guy talks to Julie Longden about the history of Windrush and how the ACAP and the Windrush Awards came about.
Tuesday 13th Oct 5pm Nigel Guy introduces the launch of the Windrush National Organisation on the 22nd of October 2020.
Saturday 10th Oct Julie Longden interviews Lorrett Mcintosh and Rozina Tariq, both founders of Creative Flare, a social enterprise delivering creative and educational workshops ranging from crafts, beauty, fashion and recycling in Bradford communities.
Tuesday 13th Oct 11:30am Julie Longden talks to Yvonne Howe about Black History Month and her personal Sheroe. Yvonne is one of the directors of Free to Be Me LGBTQ+ organisation that primarily supports Black and ethnic minority people.
Wednesday 14th Oct Julie Longden talks to Randolph Victor, long time entrepreneur and role model to up and coming business owners in the community who has been nominated as Male Entrepreneur of The Year for the Windrush Achievement Awards.

Music Programmes

Saturday 10th Oct 5pm

Saturday 10th Oct 8pm

Saturday 3rd Oct 9pm
Saturday 10th Oct 9pm

Download the Events Guide to find out more about online events and activities you can take part in.

Planning meeting

The Black History Month meeting held on Zoom on Monday 14th September to plan BCB Black History Month schedule was a huge success. It was well attended with 14 people from diverse cultural backgrounds and a good spread from the family of BCB.

The meeting was very relaxed yet extremely productive. The ideas and programmes proposed included interviewing local Black Businesses, Radio Venus, creating a Black History month jingle, producing music & discussion programmes plus presenters daily radio shoutout to acknowledge Black History Month ‘Heroes & Sheroes‘ and much more.

We have to say thanks to all contributors in the meeting to and a special big smile of thanks to Tina Rowe for her multi tasking 4 mile road walk exercise and still finding time to speak and give input during the zoom meeting whilst on her journey, now that’s commitment 😄👏🏼

For further details or to get more involved please contact Julie Longden.

Download the Press Release.
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