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the former radio station for Dorset County Hospital

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The community radio station from Dorchester has been running for over two years 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

The first in our series about deserving good causes; the mini-cruise ship MV Freedom • Gardening tips from Ruth – talking about hardwood cuttings • There’s a hedgehog in my garage – we learn more about them • Cinema is alive and well in Dorchester says the Plaza • We ask – are smart plugs that smart? Take care… • Premium Bond prize fund reduced – are you feeling lucky? Presented by John Shepherd and Andy Venton…

Protesters rallied and marched through Dorchester on Saturday (17 Oct) demanding higher pay for NHS staff.

The protest which was covered by BBC reporter Edward Sault and a film crew and saw them urging the Government to reconsider the current pay offer in light of the rising pay for MPs.

Prior to the demonstration NHS dietitian and Dorset campaigner Lynne Hubbard said:

“Health staff are shocked and angry (more…)

Today – The virus effect; Weymouth’s b & b’s leased from Dorset Council have asked it to reduce rents • Buying a used car? Dorset Trading Standards warn of dangerous cars being offered by traders • Advance warning of road works to remove railway lines in Weymouth • What have an umbrella, a girl and a deadly journey have in common? Mary Poppins is not the answer! • Gardening tips – your lawn in winter. And miner bees in your garden? We explain • Meet the world’s dumbest crooks. Presented by John Shepherd and Andy Venton…

Two young writers read their stories in Julia’s House “A Different Summer” competition • Author Minette Walters gives a judge’s view of the entries • We examine used vehicle price rises with a scam warning especially on camper vans • Gardening; don’t be afraid of taking cuttings • doing well despite Covid – tree surgeons and landscapers • the American way of justice, so different from our own. Presented by John Shepherd and Andy Venton…

Maisie Sheridan from Weymouth is one very talented girl! On this day four years ago, she was involved in a serious road traffic incident when she was hit by a camper van on her way to a dance class; Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance were called to her aid.

After being treated at the scene and airlifted to hospital, she was rushed to resus where tests showed that she had fractured her skull and eye socket and that she had a couple of lesions on her brain. She had soft tissue damage to her groin and knee and road burns to her torso. Due to the impact, Maisie lost a layer of skin from her face; when she talks about this today, she simply says that she ‘lost some of her freckles!’ (more…)

For up to date visitor information go to the Dorset County Hospital website. Click the logo…