News about UCB 3

News about UCB 3 (formerly known as UCB Gospel)

2016 has been an exciting year for UCB.  Thanks to the huge generosity of UCB’s supporters, we were able to launch UCB 2 onto a national DAB platform, which means that UCB now has two national DAB radio stations.

We often (prayerfully) review what we do, to make sure that it’s relevant for the UCB audience and so at the end of 2016, UCB 3 (formerly known as UCB Gospel) will cease to broadcast.  However, as a response to listener feedback, we’ll be including more Gospel music from around the world on to our national DAB stations, UCB 1 and UCB 2.   In time, we’ll also introduce more specialist Gospel-themed programmes across both stations, meaning that great Gospel music will be available to more people on our national DAB stations.

Dave Withers, Director of Broadcasting at UCB said, ‘We are so thankful to our radio team for their dedicated work with UCB 3.  We’re looking forward to introducing some great new Gospel music from around the world, on to a DAB radio near you’.

Listen to UCB 1 and UCB 2 on DAB radio or via UCB Player (iOS and Google Play, as well as online at ucb.co.uk

 

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UCB goes live with a new radio automation and scheduling system, RCS Zetta and gSelector

National Christian Broadcaster UCB (United Christian Broadcasters) has gone live with a new radio automation and scheduling system, Zetta and gSelector, making it the first completely virtualised radio system in the UK.

It is also the first to use Microsoft’s Hyper V3 and the first with an integrated all digital audio desk environment from Wheatstone.

Ian De Soyza, UCB’s Director of Technology said, ‘This implementation marks a significant milestone in UCB and RCS UK’s history, because it is the first completely virtualised radio system in the UK, and only the 2nd in Europe.  These combined technologies provide a future-proof solution which we believe will serve UCB well for at least the next decade.   It will enable UCB to be more resilient and will allow us to support emerging partners and affiliates.’

RCS Vice President of RCS EMEA region, Sven Andrae attended the official launch today at UCB (Dec 7).

Notes to Editors:

United Christian Broadcasters (UCB) is a Christian media charity, broadcasting three radio stations, 2 nationally on DAB radio and a third online and via UCB Player.

More information about UCB at ucb.co.uk or at www.facebook.com/ucbmedia or www.twitter.com/ucbmedia

Media enquiries to Paula Cummings, 01782 642000 or pcummings@ucb.co.uk

Pictures can be used for print/online.  Please credit United Christian Broadcasters (c) 2016

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RCS Vice President of EMEA region, Sven Andrae and David L’Herroux, Chief Executive Officer, United Christian Broadcasters.  Please credit picture use to United Christian Broadcasters (c)
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Ian De Soyza, UCB’s Director of Technology and Sven Andrae.  Please credit picture use to (c) United Christian Broadcasters

 

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Sven Andrae and David L’Herroux cut the ribbon.  Please credit picture to (c) United Christian Broadcasters

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UCB announces new weekend presenter

United Christian Broadcasters (UCB) welcomes Dave Tanner to its line-up of radio presenters.

Dave has worked with the award-winning Breakfast duo Sam and Amy on Gem 106 and joins the UCB team with his own shows on UCB 1 every Saturday afternoon (2-5pm) and weekend breakfast (6am-10am) on UCB 2.

“We’re really pleased that Dave is joining the team”, said UCB’s Head of Radio, David Taviner.  “He’ll be joining us from mid-July and will be the new voice of weekend breakfast on UCB 2. He’s got a wide range of experience and has been part of a team ‘waking up the East Midlands’ over the last 10 years.   We’re very much looking forward to him joining our on-air team”.

UCB 1 and UCB 2 can be heard on DAB, UCB Player or online at ucb.co.uk

Notes to Editors:

United Christian Broadcasters (UCB) is a Christian media charity, broadcasting three radio stations, 2 nationally on DAB radio and a third online and via UCB Player.

UCB is the publisher of the daily devotional, The Word for Today, currently reaching more than a million people across the UK and Ireland every quarter

More information about UCB at ucb.co.uk or at www.facebook.com/ucbmedia or www.twitter.com/ucbmedia

Picture can be used for print/online. Please credit United Christian Broadcaster/UCB

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