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BCB’s magazine programme, keeping you in touch with the latest news around the Bradford district.
Music and chat with local people and community organisations plus what’s on, sports updates, the latest weather, traffic and travel.
Our Drive presenters include:
Music & chat to guide you through the afternoon
A biweekly collection of massive tunes from distant realities. Lots of big indie bangers and a few little disco ones to tickle your fancy.
Presented by Ewan Robertson
Blowin plays what it likes, which is plenty.
More tunes than time, with this exhilarating exploration of recorded music’s diverse corners over the past 100 years.
Presented by Rob Walsh
On Bradford Beat we showcase the best of whatever music is out there – not just from our district but also beyond. Yes, even Leeds.
We play the best new releases from further afield – all over the world – and pick out the exciting touring bands playing live in West Yorkshire.
BCB’s Urdu language programme
The daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists
Presented by Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzalez
Echoes of Ireland is devoted to Irish traditional music, song and story. Each week there’s a short newsletter from Deirdre McGarry.
Presented by Delroy Beverly
Beefheart & beyond
Presented by Tez Burke
Floor Fillers is about bringing people together on the dance floor through music, with a mix of house, soca, country, EDM, afrobeats and much more. And it’s also about dancing and listening to great music.
A show about growing anything and everything, indoors and outdoors in Bradford.
Presented by Martin Bijl, Sarah White
An eclectic range of roots and rock music – blues, African, reggae, soul, zydeco, Cajun, country, Americana, folk and jazz, rock, punk, post-punk, ska – whatever is and was brilliant. Not a lot of chat, just well chosen great music across the years and across the world.
Presented by David Clapham
Blues, folk and other stuff we like, with poetry and opinion.
Presented by Rob Martin and Molly Kenyon
Mary Dowson catches up with members of the BCB community – volunteers, presenters and contributors – to find out how they’re managing during the Covid crisis.
Grass roots climate change activism in the Bradford district
Presented by Martin Bijl
Featuring international, national and local artists (some closer to home than others)
Presented by Gail Simpkins
All the hits from the last seventy years and other popular music. The show includes recordings not often heard on the radio today.
Presented by Nigel Lambert
Raising every voice – Migration Matters focuses on immigration matters and the asylum process within the UK.
Presented by: Shinghai, Wendy, Ibrahim and Mercy
In-depth chat with people from all walks of life who make Bradford tick, along with their choice of music.
Presented by Carole Moss
Local groups’ 10 favourite music tracks
A look at the podcasts about Bradford and made in Bradford
Presented by Mike Kelly
A show dedicated to video games, covering all the latest news from the industry and new releases every month. The show bombards listeners with video game trivia and challenges the mind with a character guess who game.
Presented by: Rachel Barraclough & Derek Doherty
Race Matters is a monthly half hour programme featuring debates, discussion and information on national and international racial justice issues that impact on communities in Bradford. The aim is to inform, facilitate understanding, promote practical solutions and give voice to marginalised communities facing racial injustices.
Presented by Maureen Grant
An oasis of fine female broadcasting
Presented by the Radio Venus team
Personal experiences from people recovering from drugs & alcohol dependency
Presented by Johna
A lively show of music and discussion on the history and journeys of music from the Caribbean and its dynamic influence worldwide, especially in the UK.
The show features uplifting conscious positive music from the 1960s to 2000.
Research Matters highlights research based in and important to Bradford, and the people doing it. It’s hosted by Professor Marcus Rattray, University of Bradford, with a new programme every four weeks.
Research Bradford has a great research community, and the show features guest researchers who explain their research ideas and what they do in an accessible way.
And there’s always some music, reflecting an eclectic taste.
More rock than Blackpool & Gibraltar
Presented by Paola Galante
A look behind the week’s biggest headlines with a panel of guests
Sounds for music lovers
Presented by Patrick Thornton
A programme by Bradford City fans for City fans, covering all the ups and downs of our football team, sometimes serious and sometimes lighthearted depending on events at the time. We also look at other events in the football world and are never afraid to tell it as we see it.
Presented by Steve Gorringe
If, like us, you love classical music then this the programme is for you.
On Monday 3-4pm we play a wide selection of music, from Beethoven to Wagner. We include modern composers like Karl Jenkins and Einaudi and also promote women composers.
An hour of great country music oldies picked from six decades of Nashville and UK hits.
Presented by Peter Fairhead
BCB’s regular look at the world of cycling for the people of the Bradford district.
Currently presented by David Carpenter and Martin Bijl, each month they look at the local developments and the national stories that mean something to us here.
The latest urban tracks, dropped just for you
Presented by Justin Henry
The best way to start your Saturday, with smooth sounds
Presented by Donnel Usher
Music for beyond midnight
Presented by Ato, Eddie and Elias
The radio show of the Shipley Record Club, a long-running local community group dedicated to bringing together people who enjoy playing music on vinyl.
Liquorice allsorts. Pure vinyl.
Presented by The Collector
A journey through the best in punk, post-punk and never-was-punk with an emphasis on the new and experimental.
Presented by Pete Chapman
House & Trance
Presented by DJ MIck Dundee
Tipping Point is a radio programme that wanders close to the edge but only falls over occasionally. It plays music that wanders freely, crossing genres, continents and times, although it has a soft spot for modern jazz.
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.
Chat, guests and music, with a different theme each week
Presented by Hana Kes
Cutting-edge tunes to light up the weekend
Presented by Elton Munaiwa
Exploring economic policies that affect the UK and around the world
Presented by Marie McCahery
Shining the spotlight on the district’s up and coming music artists.
The show is part of the Youth Music Live! project funded by Youth Music which looks to support young music makers in the district, showcase their work, and develop the next generation of radio presenters.
If you are a young musician or want to get into radio then contact us.
Previous shows can also be found on our Mixcloud page.
Presented by David Carpenter