Bristol News

BCFM to rise from the Ashes! Fire Update.

It is with much regret that we have to advise you that the studio and transmission equipment for community radio partners of ours, B.C.F.M., at Easton Community Centre were destroyed by fire caused by a suspected electrical fault this morning (Thursday).  The studios are apparently devastated and will not be coming back on line any time soon, and some small damage has been caused to the wider Easton Community Centre.  No one was injured during the event, which happened during the morning’s transmission of the older people’s programme “SilverSound”. 

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Councillor Writes on Rights and Pride Support

St Paul's is an area with a proud history of making its own media. Back in 1989, its own radio station began broadcasting, St Paul's and Easton Community Radio – a pirate station broadcasting daily on 101.25 FM, which lasted until 1992.

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Foster Carers Needed and LGBT Peeps Welcome

“Up Our Street”, a community newspaper for the Easton and Barton Hill areas of Bristol, reports that the Fostering and Adoption Team of the local City Council are particularly interested in hearing from potential carers in these districts to help provide a stable home for young people in care.

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Agit Prop Band Release Anti-Fascist LP

Radical agit prop ska music band from central Bristol, Spanner, have released a new album. Fresh from their triumphant slot at a fundraising night for Anti-Fascist groups at The Red Lion in the Redfield area of the city, the band has named it's album “We Won't Be Stopped”.

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Midnight Walk Raises Money for Hospice Care

The West Country local TV channel Bristol TV reports that the annual Midnight Walk has taken place in aid of St Peter's Hospice.

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Bristol Pride might have been and gone for another year, but the traditional gay marching season is upon us all summer.


Saturday saw the St Paul's Carnival in Bristol, one of the largest annual celebrations of African-Caribbean culture and community outside of London.


The current issue of Vocalist, the community newsmagazine for the St Paul's and St Agnes districts of the city of Bristol, publishes a review of “We are Warriors”, an exhibition staged at


The new issue of local magazine B247 is out now, an independent and ethical newspaper for the Greater Bristol area.


The December edition of Greater Bristol's alternative and ethically owned newspaper, B247, is available now from community centres, Libraries and and shops.

Our Supporting Stations

BCfm - Our home station. Broadcasting across Bristol on 93.2fm
Gastonbury FM - Broadcasting across Glastonbury on 107.1fm
Bradley Stoke Radio - covering the Bradley Stoke area of Bristol on 103.4fm
Base Radio - Streaming online from Windmill Hill in Bristol
Frome FM - covering Frome on 96.6fm
Gloss FM - Streaming online from Thornbury near Bristol
Radio WSM - Streaming online from Weston Super Mare
Tiverton Community Radio - Streaming online from Tiverton
It's Nine Radio - Streaming from Canada
Radio Tircoed - covering Swansea on 106.5fm