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

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New TV studios launched in Stoke on Trent

National Christian media organisation, United Christian Broadcasters (UCB) has opened a brand new, purpose built TV studio at its Burslem site.

The broadcaster has been producing faith-based TV programmes for UCB TV and other religious broadcasters from its Hanchurch site for several years, but has recently installed a second studio at its Westport Road building.  The studio includes two sets, one is a fixed set themed as a coffee shop and the second part is a flexible space used for filming conferences and interviews.

On May 18, UCB will open its doors to the public for the filming of ‘Facing the Canon’ with international speaker and minister Canon J.John.  The programme airs around the world and features interviews with some of the best-known names in the Christian community, including the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby and the former Commander in Chief of the British Army, Sir Richard Dannatt.

“We’re looking forward to filming Facing the Canon in the new TV studios,” said Dave Withers, Director of Broadcasting at UCB.  “We’ll have a TV studio audience and it’s free to attend, so if anyone would like to see the heart behind a Christian TV station, they can reserve tickets on our website”.

Facing the Canon is on May 18 at 7pm.  To be part of the studio audience, free tickets can be reserved at www.ucb.co.uk/canon

Pictures of the new studio can be downloaded (for use in print/online publications) here

Notes to Editors:

  • United Christian Broadcasters (UCB) is a Christian media charity, based at two sites in Stoke on Trent,  broadcasting two radio stations nationally on DAB radio and a TV channel, 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 www.facebook.com/ucbmedia www.twitter.com/ucbmedia

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