the former radio station for Dorset County Hospital

About Ridgeway Radio

image of microphoneRidgeway Radio is a voluntary organisation offering a personal and local radio service for the enjoyment of patients while in Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester, Dorset. Patients can hear us on the default radio channel of the Hospedia bedside media system - Channel 1 - and can phone the studio directly on *800 (that's asterisk followed by 800). We are delighted when patients phone during a live show and join in.

Click the play button to listen to an overview of the station

Station overview

All radio in the hospital is free and patients can listen via the Hospedia unit next to every bed - if necessary please ask the ward staff for a small headset which will be required to listen (we also have a small supply of these in our studio, so please contact us if necessary). Alternatively Ridgeway Radio can now be heard online so if you have an Internet-connected smartphone, tablet, laptop (or desktop computer) you can listen via any of these devices - simply go to our Home page or Listen page and follow the easy instructions.

Our presenters and ward visitors meet many of our listeners, personally and the station is delighted to play record requests together with a varied selection of our own programming 24 hours a day. To send a dedication and message to a patient in Dorset County Hospital use our online Request Form. Ridgeway Radio is a very popular station in the hospital thanks to our vast range of programmes suitable for all to enjoy and take part in.