The community radio station from Dorchester
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KeeP 106 is the new not-for-profit community radio station for Dorchester and the surrounding area.


  • 2018 Centenary of Women’s Suffrage

    Kingston Lacy explores the lives of its most influential women as part of the 2018 centenary of women’s suffrage.

    Beyond the Portrait, a new installation at Kingston Lacy in Dorset, is one of a wide range of exhibitions and events as part of the National Trust’s Women and Power programme.

    The exhibition examines Mary, Frances, Anne and Henrietta, four Bankes women who influenced Kingston Lacy over 400 years of the estate’s history. Using their portraits as a ... read more

  • Free WiFi in Dorchester

    On 11th July 2018 Dorchester’s Mayor, Cllr David Taylor, officially launched the free WiFi which is now available in the town centre, Brewery Square and the Borough Gardens. Rob Mott spoke to the Mayor about the project and then to Phil Gordon who is the project director for Dorchester BID. Click the play button to listen.
    Dorchester’s free WiFi

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  • Dorchester Hosts First Children’s Book Weekend

    A book weekend specifically for children takes place in Dorchester this weekend.  As families prepare for their summer holidays, a team of children’s authors and performers, supported by Waterstones, are running a programme of events to fire the imaginations of children.

    Rob Mott spoke to author Liz Poulain and Waterstones shop manager Jan Jaggard. Click play to listen

    Children’s Book Weekend

    Visiting authors Laura James, Sue Worth, Liz Poulain and Joshua Bashford, and performer/puppeteer Tim Laycock will be on ... read more

Time till launch

08Days 23Hours 59Minutes 16Seconds

UPDATE: Test transmissions are now live. Tune in to 106.3 FM on your radio or click
Listen LIVE online above.

Please help us to check our FM coverage area by sending us reception reports and any other info you think might be useful. You can complete this very brief survey

Coverage survey

Coverage survey

Your location (e.g. Dorchester East, Puddletown, Sydling, etc, etc)
Were you listening...
If indoors or outdoors were you listening on a portable radio?
Or were you listening on a more advanced system with a roof aerial?
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Please remember these are test transmissions and they may be interrupted occasionally as we make technical adjustments.

Normal programming begins on 28th July.

KeeP 106’s programme schedule

A varied selection of programming will include:

  • Popular music
  • Feature/magazine programmes
  • Children’s stories
  • Travel & weather

How you can support us

  • Become a Friend Of KeeP106
  • Volunteer to help run the station
  • Sponsorship

How can KeeP 106 help your small business

  • By advertising or sponsoring a programme you can make local listeners aware of what you have to offer.

What will it cost?

  • Our rates are very attractive. Please contact us for more details.
  • You will also be supporting a not-for-profit company that will, in turn, support local organisations and charities.
  • If you have a not-for-profit event taking place locally, we will promote it free of charge in our What’s On diary.

We are grateful to our growing list of supporters below

Clicking on a logo below will open the website of that particular organisation or company

If you would like to become a member of KeeP 106, the broadcasting name of Ridgeway Community Radio, please download the membership form which you can print, fill in and return to us. Your membership fee contributes towards the substantial running costs of the community radio station.

We need many volunteers including presenters, technicians, production assistants, fundraisers and local event reporters. Full training will be provided for the roles of presenter and technician.

We also need sponsorship for which those businesses who support KeeP 106 will be fully credited both on-air and on this website. If you are a local business and would be interested in sponsoring the new community radio station for Dorchester, or would like to be involved with the station in some way, please get in touch.

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