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A Solstice Tale

What the Dickens! A Bradford take on a Christmas Carol?
A special production written and performed by staff and clients from EIP Community Mental Health team.

Enjoy this heart-warming version, set against the backdrop of Bradford in 2020.
What if Scrooge was a carpet manufacturer off Manningham Lane?
Can you socially distance from a ghost? And will Scrooge see the errors of his ways?

Abi’s Obsucrities

Abi’s Obscurities: the show that helps you find your new favourite song with a twist… every song played is under one million streams!

Spanning a range of genres and decades, we’ll explore what the underground music scenes of the world have to offer.

Presented by Abi Swift.

Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6hgcXhqyYzSFBDoLCY9nLI?si=6905a6c51d494a42

Contact swiftlyabi@gmail.com

About Bradford

BCB’s magazine programme, keeping you in touch with the latest news around the Bradford district.

Our Drive presenters include:
Shamim Akhtar, Peg Alexander, Dom Burch, Kath Canoville, Mary Dowson, Ian Forward, Maureen Grant, John Hebden, Richard Horsman, Jo Kenyon, Ann Morgan, Kirran Shah.

Afternoon Stretch

Music & chat to guide you through the afternoon

Angie C’s Musical Adventure

So called because I never quite know what I’m going to play until I get here. A Musical Adventure is a varied set of tunes I have come across throughout the course of my life.

Around The World …

Music from around the globe

Presented by Gary Miller

Asian Beats

Bhangra & Bollywood re-mixes

Presented by Banaris Iqbal

Back To The 90s

The best 90s music

Presented by Jo Kenyon

Basement Scene

An hour of ace new music

Presented by Joseph Emmett

BCB Xtra

The BCB Xtra programme is radio by young people from across Bradford, with music and chat.

Presenters include:
Adam Paterson, Ben Llewellyn, Izzy, DJ Moshua, and Clare

Behind the Scenes at the Museum

Join the Bradford District Galleries and Museums team on BCB every month for ‘Behind the Scenes at the Museum’.  Each month our presenters visit one of our Galleries and Museums sites to talk to the staff and volunteers, finding out what’s new and what makes the place work.  So far we’ve discovered that our head of service likes Tunnocks Wafers (but are they really a biscuit?), the Boar at Bolling Hall isn’t THE Bradford Boar (ours has a tongue – don’t ask), Cliffe Castle has its own theme tune and our presenters have a very dubious taste in music.

Big Ones

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 with Rob Walsh

Blowin plays what it likes, which is plenty.
More tunes than time, with an exhilarating exploration of diverse musical paths over the last 100 years.

Presented by Rob Walsh


Fortnightly from 11pm through till Midnight. Presenting a variety of disco, jazz, soul, funk and electronic music. Digging deep into our record collections to bring old undiscovered gems back to life and mixing them with upfront, brand new talent from around the world.

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Bradford & Beyond

Our evening news magazine show focusing on events and activities from around the world and across the Bradford district.

Presented by: June Russell, Robert Gibson, Dave Stevens, Danielle Broadbent, Peg Alexander, Maureen Grant, John Hebden, Nita Kaur, Dom Burch, Lorna Kook, Marcus Rattray, Dipak Mistry, David Clapham, Richard Horsman, Nigel Guy.


Bradford Beat

On Bradford Beat we showcase the best of whatever music is out there – not just from our district but also beyond. Yes, even Leeds.

Presented by Simon Ashberry

Bradford Spice

Everyday at 7pm, shows presented by volunteer broadcasters with roots in South Asian countries.

Check out our South Asian Heritage Month page for details of other shows BCB is broadcasting between 18th July and 17th August 2020.

Bragging About Bradford

A tour round the district’s gems

Presented by Fran Coldrick

Bring it on Home

Bluesy, country, folky stuff

Presented by Alan Anderton


A nice spread

Presented by Maria Spadafora

Business Matters

The Bradford business scene

Presented by Chris Holland


Buzz is a new monthly music show bringing you the best under the radar new and independent music. With a background working for cult indie labels Rough Trade and Warp (Janine) and playing in the punk band Slowcoaches (Matt), the pair showcase their musical discernment in this hour long tastemaker programme.

Cancer Journeys

Jaqui Drake

Cancer Journeys is a show to help spread awareness, provide hope to other cancer patients & to give them the opportunity to tell their own inspirational stories.

Presented by Jacqui Drake.

Carl Gresham & Friends

Showbiz chat with the Gresh

Presented by Carl Gresham

Carol Service for the NHS

Hear classic carols ‘Once in royal David’s city’, Joy to the World’, ‘O come, all ye faithful’ and many more sung by the Bradford Cathedral choir, alongside readings read by local NHS staff.

Recorded live on Thursday 10th December 2020.


Discussing issues affecting Bradford

Presented by Penny Wangari-Jones, Uzma Kazi

Democracy Now!

The daily global and independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists.

Presented by Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzalez

Dream Machine Radio

A soothing mix of tempered jazz, ambient piano, soulful electronica, tension busting punk, dreamy pop, fractured folk, spoken word and many other assorted nuggets of owl nourishment.

Dream Machine Radio show is presented by Mark Haslam and will air fortnightly. Once a month, I will be talking with a local musical artist / promoter / venue / band etc to give the show a home grown Bradford feel and for them to showcase their musical project.

Any Feedback, suggestions, requests to be on the show all gratefully received – please get in touch via email (mark.haslam@bcbradio.co.uk), or leave me a message me via Mixcloud


Drive Time is a live two hour programme focusing on events and activities across Bradford and the surrounding districts.

Presented by:

Fran Holling, Shingai Mabhumbo, John Hebden, Kathy Dyson, Dom Burch, Fran Coldrick, Nigel Guy, Kirran Shah

Echoes of Ireland

Echoes of Ireland is devoted to Irish traditional music, song and story. Each week there’s a short newsletter from Deirdre McGarry.

Presented by Joe Sheeran

Electric Breakfast

The best way to kickstart your day

Presented by Dan Carroll, Stephen Newsham

Essential Soul

Essential soul

Presented by Delroy Beverly


Comic books and beyond…

Presented by Adam Mitulinski

Fast ‘n’ Bulbous

Beefheart & beyond

Presented by Tez Burke

Festival Sessions

Live music from across the Bradford district

Presented by Ann Morgan

Floor Fillers

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.

Presented by Mercy Katola-phiri

Folk Us

Music, guests and what’s on in the folk world

Presented by Tim Moon

Friday Night Vibes

Elton Munaiwa brings the best music on a Friday Night! Get your Weekend started with a bang! Exclusive tracks, the hottest artists!!

Tune in from 11pm to Midnight. Catch all the flavours!

Presented by Elton Munaiwa

Gig Buddies Radio Show

Gig Buddies is a project that matches people with a learning disability with a volunteer who has similar interests to go to nightlife activities together.

The aim of the project is to support people with a learning disability to make new friends and help them go out and do the things they enjoy.

Mencap currently delivers Gig Buddies in Bradford, Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire, and the Gig Buddies Radio Show is broadcast once every four weeks here on BCB Radio.

Griff’s Magic Theatre

Where the price of entry is your mind!

Presented by Griff

Grow Your Own Way

A show about growing anything and everything, indoors and outdoors in Bradford.

Presented by Martin Bijl, Sarah White

I Went To The Crossroads

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.

Presented by David Clapham

In Your Backyard

Nature trails around Bradford

Presented by Ian Forward, Malcolm Currie

Into the Buttercup

Blues, folk and other stuff we like, with poetry and opinion.

Presented by Robbie Martin and Molly Kenyon


Music, poetry & chat

Presented by Nick Toczek

IT Stuff

Old friends who come together once a month to chat about the current state of the tech industry.

Presented by Shi & Kriss Blank, Dave Spencer

Jazz Scene

UK, European, USA and world jazz of today and yesteryear.

Presented by Martin Powell

JD’s Showbiz Razzle Dazzle

Jacqui Drake talks to people connected with Theatre. She chats to them about their involvement, their love of the arts, how they got started and plays their favourite show tunes. Join Jacqui on this musical “Toe Tapping” ride!

Presented by Jacqui Drake

Keeping In Touch

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.

Keeping it Green

Grass roots climate change activism in the Bradford district

Presented by Martin Bijl

Mama Hoodoo

Featuring international, national and local artists (some closer to home than others)

Presented by Gail Simpkins

Melody Sunday

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

Mic & Mind

The latest on mental health initiatives in Bradford

Presented by Daniel Carroll

Midnight Sessions

Exclusive mixes & collaborations

Presented by Daniel Carroll

Migration Matters

Raising every voice – Migration Matters focuses on immigration matters and the asylum process within the UK.

Presented by: Shinghai, Wendy, Ibrahim and Mercy

MOD: Music on Demand

Music requests

Presented by Nic Fusco

My Show with Najam

Najam plays tracks from his extensive music collection.

One to One

In-depth chat with people from all walks of life who make Bradford tick, along with their choice of music.

Presented by Carole Moss

Our Top Ten

Local groups’ 10 favourite music tracks

Peace Music

Interviews with peace-makers about there work and ideas

Presented by Ben Mussanzi

Pick of the Podcasts

A look at the podcasts about Bradford and made in Bradford

Presented by Mike Kelly

Press Start

A show dedicated to video games, covering all the latest news from the industry and new releases every month.

Presented by: Rachel Barraclough & Derek Doherty

Race Matters

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.

Presented by Maureen Grant

Radio Venus

An oasis of fine female broadcasting

Presented by the Radio Venus team

Recovery Radio

Personal experiences from people recovering from drugs & alcohol dependency

Presented by Johna

Reggae, Roots and Culture

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.

Presented by Nigel Guy, Robert Dunn

Research Matters

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.

Rock Hysteria

More rock than Blackpool & Gibraltar

Presented by Paola Galante

Rock The Planet

The only truly global rock and metal show!

Presented by Alvin Adey


A look behind the week’s biggest headlines with a panel of guests

Selection Box

Sounds for music lovers

Presented by Patrick Thornton

Senior Moments

For the young at heart

Presented by Valerie Cosgrave, Myra Farnell, Tina Watkin, Val Turner

Shades of Soul

Classic soul

Presented by Derek Pearson

Sisters of Soul


Presented by Maureen Rowe, Sandra Rowe

Spoke Radio

Spoke Poetry Hub – Sharena, Simon – shine a spotlight on Bradford’s poetry scene

Presented by: Sharena Lee Satti, Simon Pickles

Sticks & Stones

Soul, Funk & Disco!

Presented by Tareck Ghoneim

Straight from the Bantam’s Beak

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.

Presented by Steve Gorringe, Margaret Bartle

The Carers’ Show

The show for and by Bradford’s carers

Presented by Stephen Greenwood

The Classical Hour

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.

Presented by Di Ives, Alan Keeling

The Country Show

An hour of great country music oldies picked from six decades of Nashville and UK hits.

Presented by Peter Fairhead

The Cycle Show

BCB’s regular look at the world of cycling for the people of the Bradford district.

The Drop

The latest urban tracks, dropped just for you

Presented by Justin Henry

The Equity Show

An award-winning four-weekly show for the local and wider LGBTQ+ community: the longest running specifically LGBTQ+ radio show in the UK.

Presented by Michael Swires, Al Castle, Billy Mason, Andy Suthers

The Feelgood Factor

The best way to start your Saturday, with smooth sounds

Presented by Donnel Usher

The Graveyard Shift

Music for beyond midnight

Presented by Ato, Eddie and Elias

The Guide

A look at what’s going on in Bradford and beyond

Presented by Justin Henry, Marie McCahery, Joe Cooke, Michael Clough 

The Man in the Station

More tracks than Network Rail!

Podcasts available at: https://www.mixcloud.com/mike-oleary/

Presented by Mike O’Leary

The Northern Side

Local bands & gigs

Presented by Liz Jenkins

The Onion

Mistryllaneous sounds

Presented by Dipak Mistry

The Record Club

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.

Presented by Rob Prior

The Record Shack

Liquorice allsorts. Pure vinyl.

Presented by The Collector

The Scribes’ Show

Chats with local authors about their works and life

Presented by Tina Watkin

The Turtleshead

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

The Unknown Zone

House & Trance

Presented by DJ MIck Dundee

Tina Talks

Chat show with local guests and topical debates.

Presented by Tina Rowe

Tipping Point

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.

Presented by Tony Painter

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.


If it moves, we cover it!

Presented by Tim Moon

Tuesday Jazz

Jazz – nice!

Presented by Finlay McTaggart, Alan Keeling


Up to 11

Chat, guests and music, with a different theme each week

Presented by Hana Kes

When Big Joan Sets Up

A Peelite selection of new and interesting music

Presented by Phil Cope

Why Don’t Economists…?

Exploring economic policies that affect the UK and around the world

Presented by Marie McCahery

Women and the Climate

A look at the Bradford women fighting climate change

Presented by Shi Blank, Kirran Shah

Yorkshire Jazz

Jazz from around the County

Presented by Kathy Dyson

Yorkshire Music Collective

Local music and live sessions

Presented by Michelle Dalgety

Youth Music Live! Showcase

Young Musicians rehearsing

Shining the spotlight on the district’s up and coming music artists. If you are a young musician or want to get into radio then contact us.

Presented by David Carpenter

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.

On Air Now
Mon 20th May 10:00 - 11:00

Feelgood Factor

The best way to kickstart your weekend.

Presented by: Donnel UsherListen 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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