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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…

    4:00pm-
    Good Talk, Good Music, Good Company
    topical edition with Andy Senior and Catherine Senior featuring Special Guests, What’s On, items of Local News and a great, sometimes surprising, selection of music.

    6:00pm-
    Kingfisher Club
    for young people of all ages! Presented by our team of young presenters. A lively mix of chart music and chat.

    8:00pm-
    Martin’s Music Mix
    with Martin Fiddick. The second hour of the show features music from the Stage and Screen.
    OR Thursday Night Classics.

    Full programme schedule here


    Latest News

    Lucinda Osmond talks to Andy Senior about her book 'A Sweet Life:Growing up in a Dorset sweet shop'. Dorchester residents may remember Osmond's shop in South Street. Click the play button to listen Andy Senior in conversation with Lucinda Osmond ...
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    • We visit Portland to hear about the attractiveness of the port to cruise operators. Thirty three ships will visit this year with a beneficial effect on local tourism.
    • One attraction that will benefit is the D Day Centre on Portland which welcomed 34,000 visitors last year, three times the expected number. We have a report.
    • Jobs at sea - great opportunities for young people on cruise ships. We talk to two female officer cadets Molly and Jo (both from the West Country) and their boss on Cunard's 'Queen Victoria'.
    • Press photographer of the year Ken Lennox tells the story ...
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    Dorset County Hospital is in the top 15 trusts in the country according to the results of the latest national inpatient survey. The results have been published as nursing staff gear up to celebrate International Nurses’ Day on 12 May 2018, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. The annual survey asks inpatients about all aspects of their stay in hospital, from admission to leaving. DCH scored significantly better than the national average in 15 areas, with positive feedback about nursing staff particularly strong. Three out of the five questions about nursing scored significantly better than the national average. DCH nurses were praised for ...
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    Dorset County Hospital is looking for people who would like to make a difference to their local hospital by becoming a hospital governor. This year the hospital will be holding governor elections in all six of its constituencies,  Purbeck, East Dorset, Christchurch, Bournemouth and Poole, West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland, North Dorset, South Somerset and the Rest of England, and the staff constituency. Anyone interested in becoming a governor is invited to attend one of five local information sessions to find out more.The hospital’s Trust Secretary, Rebekah Ley will deliver a short presentation about the Governor role, and how the ...
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    The anaesthetic department at Dorset County Hospital have been recognised for providing the highest quality care to local patients. The hospital received the prestigious Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA) from the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) at a ceremony on 20 April attended by staff, patients and hospital managers ...
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    KeeP 106 – Community Radio News

    OFCOM allocate our frequency

    As some of you will already know OFCOM have allocated 106.3 Mhz FM as our frequency. This is a good allocation as the only stations using this frequency in the south of the UK are a station in Bridgend in South Wales and according to OFCOM a station in the Exeter area but I was unable to find this stations listed. Neither of these station will affect reception in the local area. (more…)

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    We are planning that the new community radio station, KeeP 106, will start broadcasting in June or before but, naturally, it all costs money and already some local grants have contributed generously to the cause. But we have to raise even more so we are planning a huge sale of music….and by that we mean old vinyl records, CDs, music DVDs and cassettes. We have not yet set a date for the sale (watch this space) but we are collecting music now. If you can help with donations of your unwanted LPs, CDs and cassettes please contact Ridgeway Community Radio secretary, Rob Mott, on 07900 027917 or at the Little Keep Studios on 01305 267545 or use this form.

    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


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