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 County Hospital will be holding an Endoscopy Open Day this month to showcase the roles and opportunities available in the department.

The open day is aimed at nurses and operating department practitioners, both qualified and in training, who are looking for a new challenge and who want to find out how being part of the endoscopy team at DCH can develop your career. (more…)

  • No holiday weekend off for Weymouth RNLI – five call outs make it one of the UK’s busiest stations
  • We meet the Weymouth RNLI’s new operations manager, a local young mother of two with a Master’s ticket who has travelled the world
  • The strange story of the prison murderer, the Dorchester priest and the privy that made him famous
  • Coming soon: Dorset Police auctions for the proceeds of crime and seized vehicles. How to get a Rolex, a Beemer or some bling for a song
  • By bus pass from Land’s End to John O’Groats -an epic journey for a 70 year old in aid of charity. Will he earn a place in the Guiness Book of Records
  • More shop closures but Weymouth BID has an idea for a youth market

Ridgeway Magazine is broadcast on Wednesdays @ 11 am

Wherever you live in the UK, the chances are that you have spotted an air ambulance helicopter in the skies, or seen one attending an incident. Now, to mark National Air Ambulance Week (9th – 15th September), Haynes is offering a fascinating insight into the running of these helicopters and the vital role they play in delivering life-saving care with its new Air Ambulance Operations Manual.

The book is written by author Claire Robinson and is produced with the full co-operation of Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance (DSAA). The manual features an extended case study which (more…)

• The charity Shelter reports on why many families in Weymouth and Portland cannot afford their rents which can exceed 40 per cent of take home pay • Weymouth Esplanade lighting is go while plans for the Peninsular site are stop. A county councillor explains • We visit the beatiful 26 acre Sculpture Park near Dorchester and meet the man behind it • Noted chef Mitch Tonks talks about his new restaurant Rock Fish which he hopes will put Weymouth on the fish lovers’ map • Our tame vet Malcolm Welshman gives another in his ‘Pet Patter’ series • In your garden – the topic is those awkward spaces where nothing will grow

Ridgeway Magazine is broadcast on Wednesdays @ 11 am

Dorset County Hospital are on the lookout for some more volunteers to join the Friends of DCH team.

The Friends of Dorset County Hospital were founded in 1956 to provide comfort and help to patients at the old DCH, their relatives and friends. They also provide a service to patients and visitors, visiting the wards twice daily and having a one stop shop providing the little extras the patients may need. With the profits from these services they are able to provide facilities and equipment that is not always available through NHS funding.

Interested in becoming a volunteer for the Friends (more…)

For up to date visitor information go to the Dorset County Hospital website. Click the logo…