the radio station for Dorset County Hospital and the community
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

  • Local Democracy Reporter Trevor Bevins warns things might not work out as promised with the new Dorset Unitary Council taking over from five urban and district councils on April 1st
  • Fifty years on; what made the headlines in 1969? The Moon and the Beatles to name but two subjects
  • The circus is not dead! There are 100 in the UK and a National Centre for Circus Arts with a BA Hons degree on offer
  • Local photographer and cameraman John Gurd records pantos in Dorset and streams them to children in hospital for no charge
  • Still with the circus – the story behind the John Lennon song “For the benefit of Mr. Kite” which featured on Britain’s most popular ever album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”

A radiographer from Dorset County Hospital has been making a difference to those less fortunate.

Linda Chappell, who has worked at the Trust for 19 years, travelled across the globe with the Kenya Orthopaedic Project (KOP).

Exploring Global Health Opportunities (EGHO) have been working with (more…)

Earlier this month the Exeter Northcott Theatre live streamed their pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk to the children’s ward at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital. This enabled children and their families who were unable to attend the performances at the theatre to see the panto.

This kind gesture inspired John Gurd a local photographer and videographer to offer his company services at We Live Stream to the team at Weymouth Pavilion. Weymouth’s panto, Dick Whittington has been recorded live by We Live Stream, and the panto can now be seen by the children at Dorset County Hospital (more…)

Staff at Dorset County Hospital asked people to think about the gift of organ donation as they switched on their Christmas tree lights.

The hospital’s organ donation team has sponsored a tree to highlight the importance of discussing your wishes around organ donation with your family.

Dr Andrew Ball, Critical Care Consultant and Clinical Lead for Organ Donation, said: (more…)

Christmas could have been a different story this year if it wasn’t for the fast action of staff at Dorset County Hospital.

Unmistakable in his red suit and shiny black boots, Father Christmas arrived unexpectedly at DCH in need of an operation.

Mr Claus came under the care of Vascular Consultant James Metcalfe and his team, who were able to perform the surgery and have him back on his feet and fully recovered in time to travel around the world on Christmas Eve. (more…)

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