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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

With the brake on overseas travel, we have “radio postcards” with past reports from Venice, Sicily and Gibraltar…happy memories • What links an outbreak of bubonic plague in Mongolia, the Black Death’s arrival in Wyke Regis and the Weymouth creator of nasty smells? • Also hints on summer bloomers from our gardening expert. Presented by John Shepherd and Andy Venton

A former patient from Dorchester is raising money for the Friends of Dorset County Hospital after they left a lasting impression during her four-month stay at the Trust.

Lizzie Milner, 32, broke her back and lost both her lower legs in December 2016 at the age of 28. She was treated at Southampton General Hospital for a month before being transferred to DCH for four months.

She received her first set of prosthetic legs in March 2017 and learnt how to walk again with the support of physiotherapists and occupational therapists on Purbeck Ward at DCH.

During her admittance she chatted regularly to the volunteers of the Friends and built up a relationship with them.

Lizzie therefore decided (more…)

Dorset County Hospital has been allocated £62.5million of Government funding to expand key clinical services on its Dorchester site.

At a meeting of Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s Board on 29th July 2020, members heard that the money had been allocated to DCH as part of the national Health Infrastructure Plan and the project had been recognised as a priority.

The plans include the expansion of the Emergency Department (ED) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) as well as the establishment of an Integrated Care Hub as part of a long-term project to deliver the recommendations of Dorset’s Clinical Services Review.

The first phase of the development is freeing up land on the hospital site by building a multi-storey car park. (more…)

Best-selling author Minette Walters sets the scene for a children’s writing comp to aid Julia’s House. • The story of the last woman to be hanged at Dorchester prison. • The Dam busters – two family connections and Chesil’s part in the historic raid on Nazi Germany • Weymouth’s business community is doing well despite… •
Gardening expert Ruth Hayes gives advice on clematis. • Facts and figures about Dorchester’s employed denied Government financial aid • The story about carrots helping you see in the dark…

Eleven hundred people in work in Weymouth and Portland are not receiving full Government assistance – worse nearly 800 may be receiving nothing. We talk to Excluded UK which is lobbying for action • One size does not fit all. Bespoke facemasks made to order by an enterprising lady in Broadwey • From washer-up to running one of the world’s finest hotels – the boy that became boss of the Grosvenor House hotel who once had to serve the Duke of Edinburgh seconds from the food waste bin! • Weymouth Harbourside pedestrianisation is not welcome by many. And in this connection, when is a public consultation not a public consultation? Dorset Council is asked…

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