The Babbers Show

What is the project?

The Babbers is a radio show that broadcasts every Monday, 12 – 2pm on Ujima Radio, 98FM.

Ujima Radio celebrates African and Caribbean cultures through music and discussion. Ujima are committed to promoting diversity and offer a platform for under-represented groups in the media; they recognise that older people are one such group.

What does the project do?

The Babbers Show is run for and by local older people who want to make their voices heard. The show presents a positive description of ageing and challenges stereotypes.

A group of volunteer presenters each plan and coordinate their own shows, exploring issues and exposing inequalities that can affect older people. They feature the experiences and opinions of inspirational older people; provide relevant and important information about services, events and activities that listeners may find useful. All content on the show is chosen to inform and entertain; the Babbers create a show they would like to listen to.

You can listen to previous shows by clicking here.


How to get in touch

To get in touch about volunteering or being on the show, contact Tess at or ring 0117 928 1539. You can also follow the Babbers on Twitter, @BabbersShow


Why did BAB fund it?

BAB funded this project under our theme of ‘Creating the conditions to reduce and prevent loneliness’.  This theme is about changing attitudes, culture and polices across Bristol and within local communities, to encourage change that empowers older people.

The radio show tackles stereotypes about ageing and sends a more positive message out about what it is like to grow older in Bristol by the people who are experiencing it right now.

Call us: 0117 928 1539

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