Ridgeway
Radio
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 is calling for nominations for its annual staff awards – The Going the Extra Mile (GEM) Awards.

The GEM Awards scheme recognises outstanding members of staff, volunteers and teams who have exceeded what is expected of them in terms of performance, effort and attitude.

Nominations can be made by members of staff, volunteers, patients, their families and friends, members of the public and employees of organisations the hospital works in partnership with.

Any member of staff, volunteer, student or apprentice can be nominated, wherever they work in the hospital. This year there are nine categories: (more…)

  • Who wants to be a gladiator? Coming to Dorchester, a fight to the death! Full training given. Thumbs up to all that
  • Wrexit, by that we mean Weymouth joins the unitary authority in April. A county councillor tells Weymouth to wake up to the facts the town’s assets are going to be nabbed leaving it without an income
  • Those railway lines in Weymouth – should trains run on them again? Rail buff and author Paul Atterbury takes a rather unexpected view
  • In your garden as spring approaches. Some jobs to do with advice from Lucy our gardening expert and an idea for a lazy answer to weeding

Two further public drop-in events are being held to gather feedback from local people about changes to NHS services in West Dorset.

Clinicians from Dorset County Hospital and Dorset HealthCare will be in attendance to outline the changes and explain how Bridport Hospital will remain a vibrant hub for healthcare in the area.

The changes involve some services moving location – there will be no reduction in any of the services provided. (more…)

  • The history of the theatre from Greek times to backstage at Weymouth’s Pavilion Theatre. An expert takes the stage and tells of the days when women were banned from attending
  • Filled in your self-employed tax return? You might like to hear of some of the more ridiculous taxes down the years from taxes on beards, clocks and hearths to hats!
  • As for VAT, there are some strange anomalies and some glaring inclusions
  • What are the chances of picking up a 60 year old magazine and seeing a picture of yourself? One listener did and tells us about her school’s experiment among its pupils in being socially responsible. It made the headlines in its day
  • Help is at hand with a craze said to be sweeping the country – the Repair Café movement is coming to Dorset.
  • In Pet Patter Malcolm advises ‘a little knowledge is a dangerous thing’
  • Mallams restaurant in Weymouth has had to close for good and owners Janice and Steve Gosson explain that it wasn’t just the devastating fire which swayed their decision
  • Alistair Chisholm is in the studio to talk about the ALL For Dorset movement which wants to banish party politics from local government
  • We talk to James Webb from the Priest’s House Museum in Wimborne about their collection of Victorian Valentine cards
  • Phil Say from Weymouth Pavilion tells us about the building’s amazing lighting scheme
  • In Pet Patter Malcolm Welshman recounts the story of the Cow in the Tree, an episode from his latest book ‘An Armful Of Animals’ (available from Amazon)

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