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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…

    Ridgeway Magazine
    with John Shepherd. Studio production Andy Venton. Among the topics today:

    • Enigma, the German military encoding machine, drew a full house at the Corn Exchange when it went on show as part of a talk given by world authority Dr. Mark Baldwin on how the enemy codes were devised and then broken. He tells Ridgeway Magazine Enigma was invented 20 years before the war and was sold in shops.
    • Weymouth’s early history will have to be re-written…research shows the Black Death and great plague did not start with rats jumping ship in the port.
    • Where have all the newspaper delivery boys and girls gone? Broadwey Village stores still delivers newspaper but the number of boys and girls have halved in recent years and the conditions of employment (yes, really!) have tightened.
    • While re-visiting the subject of the circus, in the Beatles song “For the benefit of Mr. Kite” who was Mr. Kite and how did John Lennon come to immortalise him?
    • Second Chance, the Weymouth charity which collects and sells re-conditioned furniture and appliances to needy folk has closed – but there is still Dorset Reclaim as we report.
    • Is art worth collecting? No, we are told, buy what you really like.
    • And we invite listeners to play our song title game, courtesy of broadcaster and jazz band leader Chris Walker. 

    The Midweek Music Programme
    with Peter Foster including Music Notes, a diary and information feature on Dorchester music events

    Good Talk, Good Music, Good Company

    Full programme schedule here

    Community Radio News

    Ridgeway Community Radio

    Newsletter No 3 and Membership Form

    December 2017

    Ofcom logoOFCOM  awards Ridgeway CIC an FM licence

    As most of you will know by now OFCOM contacted us to inform us that we have been awarded the Community radio  FM licence for 5 years for Dorchester and surrounding area. (more…)

    In the news is this report by Trevor Bevins in the View from Dorchester, Wednesday 22nd November 2017, reporting the new community radio station.

    Ridgeway Community Radio has today (8th Nov 2017) been awarded a radio licence to broadcast to Dorchester and surrounds on FM and online. The licence regulator OFCOM congratulated the group on their success.

    The new radio station will broadcast from the historic Little Keep in Dorchester, (more…)

    Ridgeway Community Radio C.I.C.

    The community radio station for Dorchester and the surrounding area

    by Rob Mott, Ridgeway Radio CIC Company Secretary.

    The Little Keep Studio Complex

    On Tuesday the 24th of October we took possession of our proposed studio complex (more…)

    An application has been sent to OFCOM for a Community Radio Licence for the Dorchester Area broadcasting on FM and the Internet. We would like to hear from potential sponsors or anyone who would like to be involved with this project. If you are interested please get in touch by using this contact form. (more…)

    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

    The Cows who Played Bingo book cover illustration

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    Ridgeway Radio is pleased to tell you about a new beautifully produced book of stories and poems from Dorset writer Sue Worth, now available from Waterstones, South Street, Dorchester.

    “Some people have an ear for music, Sue Worth has an ear for a good story and the poetry of human speech.”

    Click here for more information and an audio interview with Sue and Liz

    Neil’s great selection of rock and blues tracks.

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    Andy Senior’s Monday night show featuring some old favourites, maybe some you haven’t heard for a long time or even not at all. Also, ‘This Day In Music’ and various quizzy bits.

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