Today: Internet, Ofcom, and Youth Work

Internet woes

Unfortunately the internet into and out of the building at BCB has been down for much of the last 24 hours. We’re at the mercy of Virginmedia, so apologies if you’ve not been able to listen. Many of our shows are shared at various places around the web. Try searching https://www.mixcloud.com/ for ‘bcbradio’ or https://www.mixcloud.com/discover/bcbradio/?order=latest

We’ve updated our Remote Broadcasting page today with a few amendments but also with the following Ofcom guidance:

OFCOM Guidance on Broadcast content relating to the Coronavirus

We recognise that licensees will want to broadcast content relating to the Coronavirus and that dissemination of accurate and up-to-date information to audiences will be essential during the current situation. However, we remind all broadcasters of the significant potential harm that can be caused by material relating to the Coronavirus. This could include:

  • Health claims related to the virus which may be harmful.
  • Medical advice which may be harmful.
  • Accuracy or material misleadingness in programmes in relation to the virus or public policy regarding it.

We will be prioritising our enforcement of broadcast standards in relation to the above issues. In these cases, it may be necessary for Ofcom to act quickly to determine the outcome in a proportionate and transparent manner, and broadcasters should be prepared to engage with Ofcom on short timescales.

Ofcom will consider any breach arising from harmful Coronavirus-related programming to be potentially serious and will consider taking appropriate regulatory action, which could include the imposition of a statutory sanction.

Youth Work Sessions

We’re still managing to broadcast the voices of young people, and today we held our first virtual youth work session with four of our young people who are involved in our Youth Music Live! project The technology seemed to hold up, and we really enjoyed seeing each other and having a chat about life under the new restrictions, school/college and coursework, and ways to continue making radio and music.

Broadcast News

Many people are still managing to get broadcast-ready shows to us. Coming up this weekend expect new shows from Nigel Lambert, Joe Sheeran, Adam Paterson and Di Ives.

Posted in News

Black History Month

Black History Month 2020 Heroes and Sheroes logo

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!

Sound Of Science

As part of the Bradford Science Festival 2020 BCB Radio will host a series of special radio shows throughout the week.
Find out more!

On Air Now
Tue 27th Oct 17:00 - 18:00

About Bradford

Slices of Bradford life, with guests, music and chat

Presented by: Mary Dowson, (sitting in for Ann Morgan)Listen Live

Women & Girls Workshops

A group of people posing for camera around a table

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

Yellow text on bright red background with blue and white flowery motifs

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

A group of people exercising in jumpers

Let's do 10 mins exercise on the radio! Join us 2pm every day on BCB Radio 106.6fm Read more

Kindly sponsored by Exa Networks Logo