the former radio station for Dorset County Hospital
KeeP 106 logo The community radio station from Dorchester has been up and running for some months now and listeners in Dorset County Hospital are able to listen via the Internet on their personal devices such as a smartphone, tablet or laptop with headphones/ear buds etc, or, of course, an FM radio on 106.3. If you would like to be involved with KeeP 106 there are many ways to do so. We need volunteers including presenters, technicians, production assistants, fundraisers and local event reporters. For more information about KeeP 106 follow these links:
If you are interested in sponsoring the new community radio station for Dorchester, or would like to be involved with the station in some way, please use this contact form

Latest News

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance has announced that online registration for their Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge 2020 will open on Wednesday 4th December 2019. Supporters wishing to take part next year will have to be quick, as demand for the 600 places available is once again expected to be high.

Next year sees the 20th Anniversary of Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance and it will be the Charity’s 10th Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge. In the past nine years, this tremendous event has raised over £563,000 which is truly incredible. Based on the approximate cost of a mission equating to £3,000, this means that those who have supported or participated in the event over the years, have helped to save or enhance 188 lives.

The Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge is not designed as a (more…)

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance came out winners in two categories at this year’s National Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence, held on Monday 18th November. Almost 300 guests came together to celebrate the best and brightest from the air ambulance community. Each listened to some remarkable stories of the shortlisted nominees, all of whom demonstrated excellence and commitment well above and beyond the call of duty.

The life-saving charity was shortlisted as a finalist in three categories; Outstanding Young Person of the Year, Air Ambulance Campaign of the Year and the Air Ambulance Special Incident Award, winning two out of the three awards. (more…)

At this time of Remembrance we discover dissatisfaction in the ranks over the demobilisation of four million soldiers. Was dear old Blighty really a land for returning heroes? • Author and journalist Simon Heffer talks about WW1’s badly behaved leading personalities coupled with views of life on the Home Front, particularly the role of women • In ‘Pet Patter’ retired vet and author Malcolm Welshman brings us another tale from the vet’s surgery • Do you know the difference between compost and mulch? Naomi from Poundbury Gardens explains

Ridgeway Magazine is broadcast on Wednesdays at 11am

The first six months of the new Dorset Council – has it lived up to expectations. We have views from councillors and the local democracy reporter Trevor Bevins • Long serving town and county councillor Kate Wheller explains why she quit Labour to become an independent • What has become of the red telephone box? Just 70 left in Dorset but you can buy or rent one • In conversation with Alexander McColl Smith author of the “Number 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” and 100 other books!

Ridgeway Magazine is broadcast on Wednesdays at 11am

Popular phrases we use daily – where did they come from? “Simples!” • Take a STAND, the campaign against 3,500 new homes for Dorchester’s “garden village” • Weymouth’s BID announces more plans to build business for the town • We visit the Nothe Fort and experience 1940s shopping and a school classroom to teach children about the war years • By bus pass from Lands End to John O’Groats – he did it and raised money for charity • Politicians’ insults….to each other! • Another tale from Malcolm Welshman’s ‘Pet Patter’. Presented by John Shepherd and Andy Venton

Ridgeway Magazine is broadcast on Wednesdays at 11am


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