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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). Now and upcoming…

    Good Talk, Good Music, Good Company

    Ridgeway Sound Library
    with Sophie Holzmann. An archive edition from the Ridgeway Radio Sound Library.

    Kingfisher Club
    for young people of all ages! Presented by our team of young presenters. A lively mix of chart music and chat with specials once or twice a month

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      Latest News

    • What does Ridgeway Radio have in common with the music industry and the BBC?

      Well, in a nutshell, Geoff Atherton. Geoff has been a member of Ridgeway Radio for very many years. He is a former ‘record plugger’ and recently was a guest on ‘Jonnie Walker’s Sounds Of The Seventies’, a long running and popular Sunday afternoon show on BBC Radio 2. You can hear that edition of the show here. Also Geoff took part in Ridgeway Magazine in October, talking about his experiences as a record plugger and as a land based pirate radio presenter in the 80s. You can hear that edition of the programme here.

    • Featured programme of the week: Good Talk, Good Music, Good Company.

      presented by Andy Senior. The Thursday edition this week features excellent coverage of The Lord Mayor’s Show in London by Peter and Heather Foster.
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      Good Talk, Good Music, Good Company 16th November 2017

    • Ridgeway Magazine 15th November 2017
      • Andy Worth, chairman of Ridgeway Radio, talks about the plans for community radio in Dorchester and the surrounding area.
      • John gets “nicked” for speeding and reports on attendance at a Speed Awareness Course, “better than three points on my driving licence,” he says.
      • A report on gambling and the addiction to Fixed Odd Betting Terminals – the facts will amaze.
      • We hear about a man called Dora who never bought a round of drinks…why?
      • Poundbury Garden Centre’s Lisa Bond talks about her allotment in winter.

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      Ridgeway Magazine 15th November 2017

    • Dorchester Remembers

      The annual Service of Remembrance took place at the Dorchester War Memorial on 12th November 2017 and Ridgeway Radio was there to broadcast the event to those in hospital, as we have done for many years, and now further afield via our online service. You can hear the broadcast, with commentary by Kieran Williams and Rob Mott, by visiting this scrapbook page which also includes a photo gallery. Also there are two more recordings of Dorchester’s Remembrance ceremonies – Outside County Hall and at the Memorial Gates of the Thomas Hardye School.

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