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About Bradford

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:

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

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

The best new music you won’t hear anywhere else

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

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 this exhilarating exploration of recorded music’s diverse corners over the past 100 years.

Presented by Rob Walsh

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.

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.

Bradford Spice

BCB’s Urdu language programme

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

Buffet

A nice spread

Presented by Maria Spadafora

Business Matters

The Bradford buisness scene

Presented by Chris Holland

Carl Gresham & Friends

Showbiz chat with the Gresh

Presented by Carl Gresham

Catalyst

Discussing issues affecting Bradford

Presented by Penny Wangari-Jones, Uzma Kazi

Democracy Now!

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

Presented by Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzalez

Drive

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.

Electric Breakfast

The best way to kickstart your day

Presented by Dan Carroll, Stephen Newsham

Essential Soul

Essential soul

Presented by Delroy Beverly

FanDomain

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. And it’s also about dancing and listening to great music.

Folk Us

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

Presented by Tim Moon

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. Not a lot of chat, just well chosen great music across the years and across the world.

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 Rob Martin and Molly Kenyon

InTOCZEKated

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

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

One-2-One

Music and chat with the people who make Bradford tick

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. 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

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

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 & Culture

Great music and memories

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. The music reflects an eclectic taste.

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

Round Table

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

Soul!

Presented by Maureen Rowe, Sandra Rowe

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. 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

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.

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.

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 Drop

The latest urban tracks, dropped just for you

Presented by Justin Henry

The Equity Show

News from Bradford’s LGBTQ+ scene

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!

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

Great vinyl tracks

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

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.

Transported

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

Urban Vibes

Cutting-edge tunes to light up the weekend

Presented by Elton Munaiwa

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.

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

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

10 Today project

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Let's do 10 mins exercise on the radio!

Exercises will be broadcast at 2pm every day on BCB Radio 106.6fm. Read more

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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