BCB Music Showcase

Another chance to hear a selection of BCB's finest specialist music programmes


Melody Sunday

Easy listening and tracks from the past 60 years

Presented by: Nigel Lambert


Carl Gresham & Friends

Music and chat with the Gresh

Presented by: Carl Gresham


Echoes of Ireland

Music, chat and news

Presented by: Joe Sheeran


Research Matters

Research Matters is a Bradford Community Broadcasting programme highlighting research based in and important to Bradford, and the people who are doing it. The programme is hosted by Professor Marcus Rattray, University of Bradford with a new programme every four weeks.

The latest edition focusses on identity and is broadcast Sunday 18th October at 1 pm.

Yunis Alam is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Bradford. He talks about his latest book: Race, Taste, Class and Cars and how cars reflect our identities, aspirations and how we see others. He celebrates Bradford car culture and talks about how cars can play into stereotypes and racism, particularly for men of Pakistani heritage, and reveals his own love of cars.

Zoe Thomas is a social worker and lecturer in Social Work at the University of Bradford. In her research she has found how young black people embody their identities and explains why skin colour and hair texture matter. She talks about how the lack of understanding of black identity and black young peoples needs can contribute to systemic racism and failure in care, and how this understanding can now help shape Social Work training and practice.

In Black History Month we also celebrate and recognise individuals who have made huge contributions, sometimes unrecognised.

Alex from the University of Bradford Research Team provides a roundup of research news from the University of Bradford including a book on Climate Change edited by Jaan Pu and a public survey of use of Ilkley Moor by our Archeology Team.

The programme features free online research events this month Bradford Café Scientifique who in partnership with the National Science and Media Museum will be running an online event on 22nd October where Professor Saiful Islam will introduce the topic 'Can we make a 'Materials' Difference to green energy?'. Free tickets available here:

We also feature Bradford Tech Week and Bradford Science Festival in this busy month of events.

The show has music reflecting an eclectic taste. To provide feedback or ideas for future programmes contact Marcus Rattray via Twitter @MarcusRattray

The programme will be first broadcast on BCB (106.6FM and online) on Sunday 18th

October 2020 at 1 pm, and will be available on Listen Again. Visit the webpage: for more details and booking into the public events featured on the programme.

Presented by: Marcus Rattray


Black History Month on BCB: Round Table

A look behind the week's headlines with a panel of guests.

Today's host is Maureen Grant and her guests are Sai Murray, Angie Carrington, Kafayat Adegoke and Pauline Smellie


The Classical Hour

The A-Z of classical music

Presented by: Di Ives


Black History Month on BCB: Free2BMe

This program looks at the experiences of first and second generation British Born Caribbeans. It explores racism and inequality and the interracial stigmas between people of colour


Black History Month on BCB: One to One

Chatting to the people of Bradford who make it what is it

Today is a Black History Month special and Carole is chatting to Jerry Crawford

Presented by: Carole Moss


The Northern Side

Local bands & gigs

Presented by: Liz Jenkins


BCB Xtra

The voice of Bradford's young people, with a cast of 1000's

Presented by: Adam Paterson


Bradford Spice

Music and chat

Presented by: Banaris Iqbal, (sitting in for Bindra Kaur)


Bradford Beat

Local bands and new releases

Presented by: Simon Ashberry, (sitting in for Nick Toczek)



More tunes than time...

Presented by: Rob Walsh


I Went To The Crossroads

Americana & blues

Presented by: David Clapham


The Record Shack

Liquorice allsorts. Pure vinyl.

Presented by: The Collector


BCB Music Showcase

Another chance to hear BCB's finest specialist music programmes

About the BCB Schedule

BCB broadcasts a wide range of speech based and specialist music programmes, as well as local sports and live events. Our weekday daytime programming is speech led, moving into community programming at 6pm, the BCB Extra Youth strand at 6.30, Asian language programming at 7pm and finishing with an eclectic range of specialist music from 8pm onwards.

The weekend schedule reflects the local sports scene, community language programmes as well as outside broadcasts and the chance to catch up with the programmes you’ve missed during the week.

The programme schedule changes daily with over 80 new programmes broadcast throughout the week.

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.
Find out more!

On Air Now
Tue 20th Oct 09:00 - 10:00

Carl Gresham & Friends

Showbiz chat & music

Presented by: Carl GreshamListen Live

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

Paint the Town Brown

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South Asian Heritage Month is a month long celebration of South Asian cultures, people and histories. Join us for a series of programmes celebrating everything South Asian. Find out more!

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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