Mary Dowson

Mary Dowson is the Director of pioneering community radio station Bradford Community Broadcasting (BCB) and interim Chair of Bradford 2025, Bradford’s bid for City of Culture 2025. A co-founder of BCB, she has overseen its development and success for 25 years. She came to Bradford from London in the late 1970s to study and has made Bradford her home. Building on a background in youth and community work and as a lecturer at Bradford College, she has combined her passion for radio with a belief in people and communities and the importance of creativity and culture.