The not for profit, volunteer run, Community
Radio Station from Dorchester, covering Central-Southern Dorset

The not for profit, volunteer run, Community
Radio Station from Dorchester, covering Central-Southern Dorset

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Maumbury Rings
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Car fire closes Puddletown Bypass

Car fire closes Puddletown Bypass

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue reported at 13:25 that two fire crews attended a car fire on the A35 Puddletown bypass near Bere Regis. One vehicle had been been fully involved in fire.

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Update – man missing in the Weymouth area located

Update – man missing in the Weymouth area located

Officers searching for missing man Scott Deakin in the Weymouth area are pleased to confirm he has been found safe.

Scott was reported missing having last been seen in the area on the evening of Friday 30 July 2021.

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Lions Fundraising Busk Bonanza

Lions Fundraising Busk Bonanza

Weymouth & Portland Lions roared back after a year’s absence with their ever-popular live music street busk.

The Lions entertained the Weymouth crowds with a wide variety of live music events, including Replay, Julie Storey’s ‘Let’s Dance’, Abbi Brewster, Anniemac ...

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MP’s ‘call for action’ answered for Dorchester South

MP's 'call for action' answered for Dorchester South

West Dorset MP Chris Loder’s campaign to improve the condition of one of West Dorset’s flagship railway stations was given a boost earlier this month, when work finally began on the construction of a new boundary fence in the ...

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Litter heroes take on summer challenge

Litter heroes take on summer challenge

Over the month of June, 120 litter heroes took part in a month-long litter picking challenge in their local areas of Dorset. Signed up to the challenge were a real mix of participants, from families with young children, to ...

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Covid-19 cases dropping across the county

Covid-19 cases dropping across the county

Public Health update on COVID-19 in Dorset. In line with the national picture, we have seen a decrease in COVID-19 cases across the county over the past week.

The Dorset Council area case rate has decreased slightly from 265 per ...

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Wyke Regis Rainbows first to take on the Summer Reading Challenge

Wyke Regis Rainbows first to take on the Summer Reading Challenge

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge is off to a flying start with over 1,000 children in Dorset signing up in the last 3 weeks. The Reading Agency’s Summer Reading Challenge is delivered in partnership with public libraries. This year, ...

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Delightfully Different, every time

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Geoff Atherton
8:00am
KeeP Breakfast
Geoff Atherton, the Host with the Toast, is back to present the breakfast show from 8 till 10am GMT (Good Music Time). Also News, Weather and Travel. studio@keep106.com or 01305 267545 to get in touch. 
10:00am
The Music Mix
11:00am
Local World
Jenny Devitt's weekly look at the arts, environment and other topics of interest
12:00pm
The Motown Hour
1:00pm
Afternoons With Steve
Our Steve Bulley joins us on weekday afternoons with a mix of music, facts, news and information
3:00pm
KeeP Driving
your daily drivetime show with Rob Mott. Great music, guests, travel and weather information, what's on, local news and more.
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See our What’s On guide for forthcoming local events and attractions. Below is a small sample from the Local Events Diary

06/08 Dorchester Country Market
9:00 am to 12:00 pm | United Church, South Street, Dorchester, DT1 1BY

The Dorchester Country Market takes place every Friday in the United Church hall off South Street from 9am to 12noon. Find cakes, eggs, plants, gifts, cards, handmade items and more.

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07/08 – 08/08 Dorchester Vegan MegaMarket
10:00 am to 4:00 pm | Maumbury Rings, Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 1QN

Our, and probably the world’s, first ever Vegan MegaMarket is premiering outdoors at the historic Maumbury Rings Dorchester this Summer! This 2 day weekend ‘MegaMarket’ has 50+ stalls each day of 100% vegan products. With FREE ENTRY and a safer outdoor venue everyone can come and enjoy this superb event.

Contact – Dorchester Vegan Market 07837584143 wdveganevents@gmail.com | Web | Map
07/08 Dorset Food & Arts Festival Market – lite
10:00 am to 4:00 pm | The Great Field, Poundbury, Dorchester, DT1 3RH

Championing the best of Dorset with a great line-up of local food, drink, art and craft. A slightly different offering and venue this year due to pandemic so no live music or cookery demonstrations but hopefully a few ‘gentle’ buskers.

Contact – Dorset Food & Drink 01305 228239 | Web | Map
09/08 – 22/08 The Dorset Sunflower Trail
Maiden Castle Farm, Maiden Castle Rd, Dorchester, DT2 9PP

Organisers Richard and Hazel Hoskin have created a 20 acre Dorset Sunflower Trail on their land at Maiden Castle Farm, which is nestled at the foot of historic Maiden Castle in the county town of Dorchester. They are raising funds for Dorset County Hospital (DCH) and the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) with half the profits going directly to these charities.

Contact – Richard & Hazel Hoskin | Web | Map
13/08 – 15/08 Bridport Folk Festival
Various, venues, Bridport, DT6

Due to Covid restrictions, we’ve not been able to raise funds through local bands busking at Bucky Doo. So, we’ve set up a crowdfunding account to raise the money needed to cover the upfront costs and we are asking the local and folk community to support us, so we can bring you a Folk Festival to remember! Click web link below. More info: https://www.bridportfolkfestival.com/

Contact – Bridport Folk Festival bridfolkperformers2021@gmail.com | Web | Map

On demand, at your convenience

The live broadcast from Brewery Square 28.07.21

Thursday July 29th, 2021
The live broadcast from Brewery Square 28.07.21

To celebrate KeeP 106’s 3rd birthday we presented a live broadcast from Brewery Square where we also had the pleasure of meeting many of our listeners. A special cake was baked for the occasion by Catherine Senior and the ...

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Whatever Next? 24.07.21

Wednesday July 28th, 2021
Whatever Next? 24.07.21

Andy Baker takes to the air for an hour with all kinds of music for all kinds of people. From the Beatles to Bach this is perfect for the discerning music lover.Today the programme includes a musical adventure created ...

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Ridgeway Magazine 21.07.21

Wednesday July 28th, 2021
Ridgeway Magazine 21.07.21

“Levelling up” what does it mean for Weymouth’s future? • Britain’s worst drivers • Gardens – how to leave them when away on holiday • The Portland Port story – part 2 • Probing the cashless society • A ...

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Strat! The Charismatic Life & Times of Tony Stratton Smith

Tuesday July 27th, 2021
Strat! The Charismatic Life & Times of Tony Stratton Smith

The headline above is the title of a book by Chris Groom.

To find out who Tony Stratton Smith is listen to this interview with the author who was a guest on Andy Senior’s Weekend Extra.

Weekend Extra is every Saturday ...

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The Backbeat 25.07.21

Sunday July 25th, 2021
The Backbeat 25.07.21

Two hours of music and memories from the 50s and 60s with Andy Senior.


 

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Get On The Boogie Train 24.07.21

Saturday July 24th, 2021
Get On The Boogie Train 24.07.21

Two hours of great blues/rock with Clive Rawlings.

 


 

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Dorset Travelogs – all episodes

Friday July 23rd, 2021
Dorset Travelogs - all episodes

Peter Foster embarks on a virtual Dorset railway journey armed with his ‘Area 17 Great-Western and Southern Railway joint Runabout’ ticket, pre-1948, starting off at Easton station on Portland heading the only possible way – northwards towards Weymouth and ...

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