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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…

    6:00am-
    Heart of Worship
    with Kieran Williams

    8:00am-
    Super 60s Songfest
    Alan Gould brings you the hits, the misses, rarities and the obscure from music’s most defining decade

    10:00am-
    Music Sweet and Easy

    Full programme schedule here


    Community Radio News

    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

    You love Christmas music? Then this is for you. Andy Senior and Catherine Senior managed to fill a 3 hour show just with Christmas pop songs, some of which you may never have heard, or by artists who you never thought had made a Christmas record. Also featuring a seasonal quiz and fascinating Christmas facts, plus reports from Dorchester’s Christmas Cracker event and a film trailer or three.

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    Weekend Extra Christmas Special 16th December 2017

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    • Retired vet Malcolm Welshman talks about the dangers of treating your pet too well at Christmas…pets can over-indulge as well!
    • Lucy, our gardening expert, gives advice on how to make plants gifted at Christmas last into the new year and beyond.
    • We visit the National Coast Watch look out post on Portland and hear how watch keepers, all volunteers, help keep seafarers safe.
    • The Dull Men’s Club of Great Britain celebrates the ordinary with gifting ideas and a report of not very exciting activities during the year!
    • Plus some terrible Christmas cracker jokes. You have been warned!

    Listen to the show here

    Once again the Scout Post, run by Dorchester & West Dorset District Scout Council, is up and running and delivering Christmas cards for just 25p each. If you live in Dorchester and the surounding area you may have already had an information leaflet posted through your letterbox, but, if not, there is collection and delivery information here.

    In December 2015 Peter Foster visited the Scout Post sorting office in Dorchester and spoke to organiser Debbie Thomas. Listen to the interview here.

    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.


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