Bristol's 1st Community radio station serving EVERY Community.
We have in excess of 150,000 listeners who tune into our 93.2 FM broadcasts and over 25,000 monthly 'podcast listen agains'
BCfm were Sony Gold award winners in January 2011 & 2014, BME Community Award Winners in November 2013 for "Improving peoples Lives" and also VOSCUR "Best Idea Into Action" Award winners in the same month for devising and launching The One Love Breakfast show. We serve the entire city of Bristol including the many diverse communities that make it such a vibrant and amazing place to live.
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PCC Hustings - 22nd April 2021
This is a recording of the Police & Crime Commissioner Hustings for Avon & Somerset from Bcfm Radio held at 9am on Thursday 22nd April 2021. Hosted by Ivan Jackson & Pat Hart and including, Mark Shelford (Conservatives), Cleo Lake (Green), Heather Shearer (Lim Dem), Kerry Barker (Labour) and John Smith (Independent)
Christina Robino Tribute
Sherrie Eugene-Hart tells the story of Christina Robino from her early years living in Ocean Falls Canada, her Multi racial background and culture, the love of her life Mike and her love for family and humanity. She was a philanthropist through and through.
Produced for International Women's day 2021 and originally broadcast on 8th March 2021 on Bcfm Radio (Bristol UK)
Sandy Hore -Ruthven - OLB Interview 4th March 2021
Listen to the first of the 2021 Bristol Mayoral Election one on one interviews with award winning broadcaster Pat Hart. This is Sandy Hore-Ruthven
Bristol Identity - What's Unique Panel Discussion Podcast Edit 24 - 09 - 2020
Are Bristolians stereotyped and do they see themselves differently to how the rest of the country regards Bristolians? It was a lively discussion! Chaired by Pat Hart, TV host, radio broadcaster and Director of BCfm Radio.
This event was part of Brizzle Week.
Panel members include:
Makala Cheung – pop music artist and creative director at Filwood Community Centre
Neil Maggs – journalist, filmmaker and ‘Proud Bristolian’
Lloyd Russell – charity worker and winner of the Bristol Diversity Awards
The Untold Phoenix From The Airwaves Tx301219
Phoenix from the Airwaves
In a community centre in inner city Bristol, next to the nursery, and the café and the hall for local meet-ups and yoga, sits a very special place. The BCfm – Bristol Community FM – radio station. From their studio next to Easton community centre’s reception, 204 volunteer radio presenters broadcast to the city of Bristol and beyond. Dezzi Rankin (the resident Sunday morning reggae host), Shout Out (LGBTQ+), Silver Sound (for the older listener), Mid-Week Sports bar, Real Women – they’re all here.
Pat Hart has been the station manager for ten years – and also the station’s breakfast presenter. “I don’t think there’s a single part of life in Bristol we don’t represent.”
It is always a struggle, but with grants drying up, the station has found itself living more and more of a hand to mouth existence. At the beginning of 2019 he found himself asking the council for more support, but nothing could prepare him for what was around the corner. “If I’d have had a crystal ball, I might have run away at the beginning of 2019.”
One fateful day in August at 11am, Tony Johnson launched his 50th Anniversary of the Moon landings special with Telstar. “I plugged my MP3 stick into the usual slot… and then I smelt something strange. Looked to my left, and saw the smoke coming from somewhere behind the desk.” He did his next link, alerted the receptionist to the need for a fire engine, and then as the studio filled with acrid smoke, he queued up an hour’s worth of music. “The radio host’s worst nightmare is dead air.”
Pat arrived to find the studio completely destroyed, the insurance documents illegible from fire damage, and his thoughts turned to the listeners. The longer the station is off air, the more perilous their situation becomes.
Can Pat get the station back on air - and fast?
Produced by Polly Weston for BBCR4
Shades Of Soul UK Garage Special - Bcfm Radio Pat Hart & Mikie Rods
A Chance to hear the Shades Of Soul duo Pat Hart & Mikie Rods with their UK Garage special from Sunday 3rd August 2020 - Play It LOUD
I had no idea this was a community radio station
Such professional output, meaty content and savvy presenters - well worth a listen!
Love the bcfm podcasts
Love these interviews, always conversaional and warm!