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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

Clinicians at Dorset County Hospital are working with colleagues in primary care to introduce new initiatives to improve the care offered to patients with respiratory illnesses and conditions.

The aim of their work is to better integrate the services provided by the hospital and GP practices to enable better care and diagnosis for respiratory patients and reduce the need for hospital admissions.

A range of initiatives have already been introduced which are proving successful, including multidisciplinary team meetings, community consultant clinics and improving access to clinical data. Now clinicians are working towards some more innovative schemes. (more…)

• Meet our new gardening expert – Ruth Hayes, gardening editor of ‘Amateur Gardening’ who will be answering listeners’ questions next year • We explore the history of two seasonal pieces of music, ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’ and the carol ‘Silent Night’ • The police woman’s story. How, despite outright sexism and gender obstructiveness Carole Phillips made it from lowly PC to Superintendent • Retired vet and author tells us it’s ‘All in a Christmas Day’s work for a vet’ and advises against over-indulging pets at Christmas where a treat might seriously damage their health

The story of two farms; Tumbledown Farm has been returned to Weymouth Town Council. Ideas needed to make something of its 30 acres. Green and clean activities perhaps? • Fancys Farm is a popular petting farm on Portland with animals including wallabies and alpacas but severe weather has made it short of funds. It needs help • The Dorset Police rural crime squad and NFU insurers discuss measures to combat equipment theft • The history of the potato crisp – 400 different flavours from kipper to turkey dinner • Prue Leith talks about her favourite food

The Mini is 60 years old – its evolution is full of stories • Two authors with new books on the show today – Sir Tim Waterstone and Dom Joly • a report on Weymouth’s harbour consultation • and John drives a steam train! • Oh, and we go to church in the USA with a resume of the roadside signs to tempt you inside and the strange names given to churches and chapels

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Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance has announced that online registration for their Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge 2020 will open on Wednesday 4th December 2019. Supporters wishing to take part next year will have to be quick, as demand for the 600 places available is once again expected to be high.

Next year sees the 20th Anniversary of Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance and it will be the Charity’s 10th Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge. In the past nine years, this tremendous event has raised over £563,000 which is truly incredible. Based on the approximate cost of a mission equating to £3,000, this means that those who have supported or participated in the event over the years, have helped to save or enhance 188 lives.

The Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge is not designed as a (more…)

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