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 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

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Dave Tanner

UCB appoints new weekdays presenter – Gareth Cottrell from Silk FM

Gareth Cottrell, formerly of Tameside Radio and Silk FM, has joined the presenting team at United Christian Broadcasters (UCB) which now has two national Christian radio stations on DAB – UCB 1 and UCB 2.

On UCB 1, Gareth presents the Shout Out show on weekday afternoons from 1pm to 4pm and a Saturday show from 5pm until 8pm.

“We’re delighted that Gareth has joined our team”, said David Taviner, Head of Radio at UCB. “Radio is his passion and he has a great story to tell about how his life has been changed.”

Gareth has been working in radio for many years in various roles and at a variety of stations, including Tameside Radio, XFM Manchester, Key 103 and Magic 1152.

UCB 1 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

Gareth

Isla Deveron minister to travel to Kenya with Christian radio station and child development charity.

Rev Sarah Murray, a minister with the Isla Deveron churches (in the Diocese of Moray, Ross and Caithness) will be part of a group travelling to Kenya next week, with Christian radio station UCB (United Christian Broadcasters) and child development charity Compassion UK.

Throughout July, any UCB listener who sponsored a child with Compassion, was considered to join a trip to Kenya to meet their newly sponsored child. Rev Murray was one of two sponsors selected and will be visiting her sponsored child, and Compassion projects in the Kisumu area. The trip will be covered on UCB radio throughout the week and a documentary following Sarah’s journey will be made and later shown on UCB TV.

“I was delighted to hear that I had been selected to join the trip,” said Rev Murray. “I think it will be an incredible opportunity both to meet Faith, my sponsored child, but also to bring stories and news back home to the community here in the North East of Scotland and in particular Keith, Huntly and Aberchirder. I think this will be an eye opening experience and a unique opportunity to see what life is like for many people in the developing world.”

Director of Broadcasting at UCB, Dave Withers said, “We’re looking forward to this trip, and to helping to raise awareness of the good that child sponsorship can do, for children and communities overseas. The documentary will be part of our ‘World of Hope’ series and will be shown on UCB TV later in September’.

The group travels to Kenya Sept 2-9

For more information, contact Paula Cummings at UCB on 01782 642000 or pcummings@ucb.co.uk

Notes to Editors:

  • United Christian Broadcasters (UCB) is a Christian media charity, broadcasting nationally on DAB radio, via UCB Player and online.
  • 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 http://www.facebook.com/ucbmedia
  • Compassion is an international child development charity with more than 60 years’ experience working with some of the world’s poorest children. At present, more than 1.7 million children attend Compassion’s church-based projects in 26 of the world’s poorest countries.  www.compassionuk.org