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



Battenburg are Richard Sara and Owen Whitehouse.

The show derives it's name from the 4 squares that make up a slice of Battenberg. A square is a topic of conversation and Richard and Owen each bring 2 squares - 'blind baked' which means that neither knows what the others square is prior to the show.

The show is a one hour conversation interspersed with music which introduces the topics. On today's show:

'Seven Seas' X1 versus Lord Harewood's X1', 'Masters of War', 'Silly Games', 'Jargon'.

Square one and The Brothers return to the 'Perfect Day' when The Seven Seas drank Sangria in Lord Harewoods Park.

Owen and Bob Dylan ask, "Who are the 'Masters of War'?" Who makes money from War? Who is aiding war and profiting from suffering?

Richard has been playing 'Silly Games' and has a novel way of helping charity. Can you get paid for playing online games?

The show is brought to a close with a game of jargon-based bingo ballcocks.

Introductory Square music :

Lou Reed - Perfect Day
BoB Dylan - Masters of War
The Who - Pinball Wizard
Extreme - More Than Words

On Air

Echoes of Ireland

Music, chat and news

Presented by: Joe Sheeran
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Peace Music

Inspirational people and ideas to change the world!

Presented by: Ben Mussanzi



A look behind the headlines, with invited guests


JD's Showbiz Razzle Dazzle

Jacqui Drake talks 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


Off The Cuff

Yunis and Urfan chat about some of big topics from the past week.

Presented by Yunis Alam and Urfan Faqir


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


Press Start

Your 4-weekly roundup of video gaming news.

Presented by: Rachel Barraclough, Derek Doherty


BCB Xtra

The voice of Bradford's young people.


Abi's Obscurities

Find your new favourite song under a million streams

Presented by: Abi Swift


Live At The Lounge

Coming to you live from sunny downtown Bradford... it's Live at The Lounge!

With live music and interviews, tracks from Bradford's finest 

Presented by Bren Travis.



More tunes than time... On the show:

United States Of America – Coming Down – United States Of America CD – Columbia - 1968
Marie Osmond – Karawane, a poem by Hugo Ball, written in 1917
Deb Music Players - Shaka The Warrior (aka Dub Driver)
Revolutionaries – Kunta Kinte Version One – Drum Sound CD – Pressure Sounds
Miles Davis – Duran Take 6 – Jack Johnson Sessions 5xCD – Columbia – 1970
Ethiopian – No Baptism – Everything Crash LP – Studio One - 1980?
Codona – Mumukata – Codona LP – ECM – 1978
Omari Shabani / Les Wanyika – Kujenga Nyumba – Best Of Prof. Omari Shabani & John Ngereza CD
Ken Booth – Peace Time / The Iranian Students – Khomeini Skank – Jack Ruby HiFi CD – Auralux
Howlin' Wolf – Killing Floor – The Genuine Article: Best Of Howlin' Wolf CD - MCA
Soul Syndicate – Riot – Green Door 7", produced by Keith Hudson 

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.

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.

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Sun 14th Apr 12:00 - 13:00

Echoes of Ireland

Music, chat and news

Presented by: Joe SheeranListen 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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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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