The community radio station from Dorchester

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

Test transmissions will take place from 30th June with normal programming starting on 28th July.

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.

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

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.

Photo of The Little Keep
Photo of Studio 1
photo of studio 1 taken from studio 2
photo of Town Clerk handing over new transmitter to Rob Mott
Andy Worth in Studio 2
photo of Geoff Atherton
Photo - Installation of the transmitter - Kieran and Rob prepare
Photo - Installation of the transmitter - Andy and Rob attaching the new aerial to the mast
Photo - Rob cabling the new transmitter aerial
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The Story So Far

  • Update 6th April 2018

    Transmitter installation

    The last couple of days have been tough, but rewarding,  since the transmitter and aerial array are being installed. There is still much to do but hopefully test transmissions will start soon. The photos below record some of the activity – thank goodness the weather improved….if only for a couple of days.

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  • The Transmitter Arrives!

    Is this the cat who got the cream?

    No it’s a happy Rob receiving the new transmitter from Adrian Stuart, the Town Clerk, Dorchester Town Council having generously donated the new equipment.

    Click on a picture to enlarge.

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  • Newsletter No 4 – February 2018

    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 ... read more

  • We want your vinyl!

    picture of vinyl LPSale of vinyl and CDs

    If everything goes to plan the new community radio station is likely to take off by June but, naturally, it all costs money and already some local grants have contributed generously to the cause. But we have to raise even more ... read more

  • Newsletter No 3 December 2017 and Membership Form

    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. read more

  • FM licence application success!

    Licence awarded

    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, read more

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