The community radio station from Dorchester

Local World 28th Dec 2018

In this edition Mark Eames is in the hot seat, although the programme’s usual presenter, Jenny Devitt, is also in the studio.

They are joined by Paul Peters, presenter of the Pirate Years and the Fabulous 50s Show, who talks about the the Geranium Trust, a charity which he started to support those who, like himself, have been devastated by bereavement.

And Jenny picks some unusual carols from other countries and tells of some strange European Christmas traditions.

Local World 14th Dec 2018

Our magazine programme from the North of the county presented by Jenny Devitt features;

  • Steven Moss, President of Somerset Wildlife Trust, talks about his recently published book on the Wren
  • News of a musical competition from Brian Murray of Yeovil Rotary
  • Amanda Phillips from Leweston Prep School tells us about an award which the school has recently won
  • Local war photo journalist Lalage Snow talks about her new book on war gardens
  • Tim Laycock tells us about a very special performance by the New Hardy Players in Dorchester’s Shire Hall (note: this performance has now taken place) and other performances before Christmas

Local World 7th Dec 2018

This week:

  • Malcolm Welshman talks about his latest book ‘An Armful Of Animals’. Also see/hear this edition of Ridgeway Magazine
  • For the 9th year Castle Gardens, the Sherborne branch of the Gardens Group who support this programme, has received the top award for best Christmas display. One of the judges tells us what impressed her
  • Jenny talks to Norwich Puppet Theatre who performed at Cerne Abbas recently
  • A new plastic-free waste-reducing shop has just opened in Shaftesbury. Jenny talks to its enterprising owner
  • Composer, lyricist, pianist and singer Ty Jeffries talks about two pre-Christmas shows by Miss Hope Springs

Local World 23rd Nov 2018

In this edition:

  • Rob Mott talks to Anna Bright from Dorchester’s Shire Hall Museum about their recent success in the Dorset Tourism Awards
  • Jenny talks to a numismatist, that’s a coin specialist to you and me, and finds that money might make the world go round but not all money is round
  • Nick Hewer, host of TV’s Countdown and former member of the Apprentice team, talks about his auto-biography
  • Christmas starts here! as Jenny visits the programme’s sponsors, the Gardens Group, and is shown around their award-winning Christmas display by director Louise Burks

Local World 16th Nov 2018

This week Jenny’s guests are:

  • Actor, dancer, choreographer and director Shane Shambhu who gave his one-man-show at Charmouth Primary School on 15th Novenber.
  • a lively band called The Budapest Cafe Orchestra which has nothing to do with Hungary!
  • local writer Alistair Swinnerton who talks about writing scripts for animation.
  • Sarah Pascoe from Save Our Shores, Bournemouth, who talks about the objections to exploratory drilling for oil in Poole Bay.