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

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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