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    Today on Ridgeway Radio

    On radio channel 1 of the Hospedia bedside unit in Dorset County Hospital and Online (see above) on your own device. Ridgeway Radio now relays many programmes from KeeP 106 together with dedicated live programmes for DCH. Now and upcoming…

    North, South, East and West
    People, places and events with Mike Streeter and Peter & Heather Foster
    The Organ Show
    with Jim Davis
    Big Bands, Dance Bands and Jazz
    with Jim Davis
    Full programme schedule here

    Latest News

    A very special guest helps officially open a new £9 million cancer centre for Dorset

    Dorset’s new multi-million-pound state-of-the-art cancer treatment centre was opened by Martin Clunes OBE this week. The official opening at Dorset County Hospital was on Wednesday night (12 December) with almost 200 guests including charity donors, staff, patient representatives and health officials watching as the actor revealed the commemoration stone. (more…)

    • We’ll start from scratch….and tell you about the invasion of the super flea
    • You’re nicked! Ever wondered what goes on in the Police custody suite?
    • The story behind the world’s best know tune.
    • The facts behind coffee shops and the proposed ‘latte levy’
    • Babysham is 65 years old. We have its fascinating story so far

    Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance is once again encouraging supporters to sign up early for their Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge 2019 after another fantastic response last year.

    The event, which is not designed as a race, involves cycling through some of Dorset and Somerset’s most beautiful countryside and takes place on Sunday 12th May 2019 at 11.00am.

    Last year’s event raised in excess of £62,000 and sold out within a few days of online registration being open. This year, (more…)

    • Our studio guest is Nigel Bundy who tells us about an advocacy initiative run by Age UK and how you can call on their help with tricky problems.
    • Journalist and television presenter Peter Snow and his journalist wife Ann Macmillan talk to John about their new book ‘War Stories’ at the Dorchester Literary Festival.
    • Our resident vet Malcolm Welshman tells us about a camel with a sore foot, a story from his latest book ‘An Armful of Animals’.
    • We have a story about when ‘passenger assistance’ fails at an airport and advice on getting compensation from a reluctant airline.

    310 guests celebrated the best and brightest from the air ambulance community on Monday 12th November at the national Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence 2018.

    Awards hosts Richard Madeley and Angellica Bell handed out 12 Awards to outstanding individuals and teams, whose stories were inspirational, astounding and humbling. The awards, which are independently judged, went to pilots, paramedics, doctors, fundraisers and volunteers who collected their trophies at a ceremony held on the night. (more…)

    Community Radio News

    KeeP 106 logoThe new community radio station from Dorchester is now up and running and Ridgeway Radio is relaying some of it’s programmes as well as live programmes especially for our listeners in Dorset County Hospital.

    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

    Ridgeway Radio is proud to be a member of the

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