40 Years Of Saturdays

Radio Clatterbridge celebrated 40 years of broadcasting on Saturdays - with a special surprise for the man who started it all.

Dave Williams returned to the studio at the weekend to be honoured for his four decades at the station.

Steve Lord surprises Dave Williams with his long-service certificate

Now the voice of the daily Light and Early programme, Dave presented Mid-Morning Music for more than twenty years - rarely missing a show.

Dave was joined in the studio by his successor Dave Adams.

Together they have been the only presenters to anchor the slot since 1973!

Station chairman Steve Lord presented Dave Williams with a certificate from the Hospital Broadcasting Association to mark his long service.

Steve officially presents Dave with his certificate

On air, there were memories, anecdotes and clips from the station dating back to the 1970s.

"I thoroughly enjoyed guesting on the show and listening to the audio of some of my very earliest shows at the station. My Long Service Award already has pride of place in my study!" - Presenter Dave Williams

Dave cuts his cake