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Ridgeway Magazine


This page accompanies our programme of the same name which is broadcast on a Wednesday at 11am. You can hear the most recent programmes by selecting an edition below.

  • Ridgeway Magazine 13th December 2017
    • 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!

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  • Ridgeway Magazine 29th November 2017
    • Matt Smith, whose 10 ‘colossal’ challenges have raised £45,000 for Weldmar, talks live in the studio about fundraising
    • Regular contributor and retired vet Malcolm Welshman talks to the owls
    • The Somerset and Dorset Air Ambulance has a new £8 million aircraft called ‘Pegasus’. For more information about the service visit dsairambulance.org.uk or email info@dsairambulance.org.uk or phone 01823 669604
    • Sandwiches – big business worth £8 billion; we munch the figures and tell the history
    • Why the suggested Weymouth to Waterloo alternative route via Yeovil by train is a daft idea

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  • Ridgeway Magazine 15th November 2017
    • Andy Worth, chairman of Ridgeway Radio, talks about the plans for community radio in Dorchester and the surrounding area.
    • John gets “nicked” for speeding and reports on attendance at a Speed Awareness Course, “better than three points on my driving licence,” he says.
    • A report on gambling and the addiction to Fixed Odd Betting Terminals – the facts will amaze.
    • We hear about a man called Dora who never bought a round of drinks…why?
    • Poundbury Garden Centre’s Lisa Bond talks about her allotment in winter.

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    Ridgeway Magazine 15th November 2017

  • Ridgeway Magazine 1st November 2017
    • We have an update on finding a suitable site for the “Bus Shelter” that will sleep 17 homeless people. But the bus is not moving just yet.
    • Ridgeway Magazine vet Malcolm Welshman advises against “Googling” your pet’s health issues. A misdiagnosis might result.
    • Fly tipping is a problem in the county but we meet a man who has built a shop in Weymouth using only waste material.
    • Too old to drive safely? We report on Dorset Older Drivers’ Forum sponsored by the Dorset Police and championed by Lord Fellowes.
    • Train buff and Antiques Roadshow’s Paul Atterbury on model railways – have they gone too far?
    • White rabbits! white rabbits! and a “pinch and a punch for the first of the month!”…but why? We have the answers.

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    Ridgeway Magazine 1st November 2017

  • Ridgeway Magazine 18th October 2017
    • Radio One is 50 years old but we celebrate Pirate Radio with our own Geoff Atherton, Ridgeway Radio presenter, former pirate radio DJ and record plugger.
    • Elvis died 40 years ago. We mark his passing (did he ever leave?) with an extended interview with Ted Harrison, author of the book “The Death and Resurrection of Elvis Presley”.

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    Ridgeway Magazine 18th October 2017