The community radio station from Dorchester
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KeeP 106 welcomes visit from the Dorsets “Chain Gang”

Dorchester’s new volunteer run Community Radio Station KeeP 106 welcomed Mayors and Chair-persons from across Dorset during a visit to the station’s studios based in the county town’s historic Little Keep.

The Mayor of Dorchester, Cllr. David Taylor, welcomed the 30+ party during his Civic Day tour of Dorchester and groups were shown the KeeP 106 studios and were able to discuss how the station is run and how it broadcasts to its “over 50’s” listeners.

Dorchester’s town crier, Alistair Chisholm, delivered a special cry for the occasion to the assembled party at the front of the Little Keep – see photo and audio below.

Other towns in Dorset already have community radio stations and Ofcom recently announced that several other areas of Dorset will soon be able to apply for a community radio licence. The visit to KeeP 106 was a popular opportunity for Dorset’s civic leaders to find out what is involved in creating and running a community radio station.

The civic party also visited the Dorset History Centre, The TA Centre and The Keep Military Museum.

Photo of Dorchester Mayor's Civic Day

The town crier’s cry and interview with David Taylor and Martin Shepherd…

More photos of the occasion (click to enlarge)