BCB 106.6fm

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BCB 106.6fm
City Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
Slogan "Tune In To Bradford"
Frequency 106.6 MHz
First air date 2006
Format Community radio
Class Community
Transmitter coordinates 53°49′59″N 1°45′07″W / 53.8330°N 1.7519°W / 53.8330; -1.7519Coordinates: 53°49′59″N 1°45′07″W / 53.8330°N 1.7519°W / 53.8330; -1.7519
Owner Bradford Community Broadcasting Ltd.
Website www.bcbradio.co.uk

BCB 106.6fm (106.6 FM) is a radio station that broadcasts a community radio format. Licensed to Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, the station is owned by Bradford Community Broadcasting Ltd.

It broadcasts on 106.6FM to the city of Bradford, and online as well as providing podcasts on their website.

In February 2014, it celebrated its 20th anniversary.


BCB 106.6fmbroadcasts a diverse range of programmes throughout the day which aim to connect with a variety of different communities across Bradford and Aire Valley.

BCB broadcasts a wide range of speech based and specialist music programmes, like "One To One" and "African Forum", as well as covering local sport like Bradford Park Avenue football games and local music among their content.

The station also encourages the participation of communities and individuals who often encounter disadvantage and exclusion.


BCB has received praised by the radio industry and has received very positive feedback including from the local community in Bradford and has been praised for its varied programming, offering people something very different from the BBC and commercial stations in the area, which are not always in tune with local people.

The station received the Radio Academy Regional Station of The Year Award for Yorkshire in 2013.

At the awards ceremony The Chair of Judges said: “Capturing the heartache and joy of life in its area, BCB punches well above its weight with passionate programming that handles its subject matter with respect and integrity. It clearly loves broadcasting to Bradford and delivers a product that the city can be proud of. The station sounded celebratory about the people and place that it serves – exactly how community radio should sound. You can clearly hear how this station has taken the time to genuinely integrate itself within the community. It feels totally at one with its audience.” [1]


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