Darn Those Kanagaroos Radio Clatterbridge launches a new programme tonight but, despite its name, it has got nothing to do with woollen Australian creatures. The Sock Hop was the brainchild of Good Time Oldies presenter Mike Eveleigh. Each Saturday from today, Mike will present two hours of music from the Do-Wop era, featuring forgotten favourites from the 1950s and...

Clocking Up The Hours Radio Clatterbridge is celebrating it's first full year of continuous broadcasting today. The station launched its new twenty-four hour service to listeners at Clatterbridge Hospital on July 1st 2003. Since then, Radio Clatterbridge has clocked up an extra six and a half thousand hours of exclusive free programming. Full details of our...

Shop Sends Us Packing Asda sent Radio Clatterbridge volunteers packing... literally! Members of the station got together to help shoppers pack their groceries at the Arrowe Park superstore today. But it wasn't just a gesture of kindness. They were also trying to raise some vital funds for Radio Clatterbridge. In the end, the kind people of Birkenhead donated more than...

Fran Sets Kiwi Date Former Seven Days co-presenter Francesca Dodd has announced she's getting married... in New Zealand. The 23 year old, who's currently working for the country's top magazine publisher, left England in 2002 with former Granada TV cameraman Alan Parr. Fran and Alan will get hitched in January and the couple are hoping the antipodean weather will be...

Tony Spins The Discs Spinners singer Tony Davis paid a visit to Radio Clatterbridge this morning to do some spinning of his own. Tony, who was a founder member of the legendary folk quartet, got the chance to hear some of his favourite music on Mersey Sounds. He told presenter Ray O'Brien of the group's beginnings in the folk clubs of Liverpool in the late 50s and...

Les's On-Air Cameo A former Radio Clatterbridge presenter was clearly impressed when he visited the charity's latest studios today. Ex-ward visitor Les Scott, who also hosted Clatterbridge Country, was interviewed on air by Dave Adams. He had many happy memories of his time with us and the rapport with listeners, and wished all patients a speedy recovery. Les, who...

Tribute to Ray Charles Radio Clatterbridge celebrated the life of singer Ray Charles this evening, a day after he died from liver failure, aged 73. Jazz At The Bridge presenter Vic Charles celebrated Ray's life with a special feature on the legendary gospel/blues singer. Ray, who was born Ray Charles Robinson in Albany Georgia in 1930, was one of the seminal figures in...

Record Sales For Record Sale? Radio Clatterbridge bosses are hoping for record sales at a forthcoming, er, record sale! Volunteers from the station will be at Fort Perch Rock in New Brighton on Sunday 4th July to raise vital funds for the charity. CDs, tapes and vinyl singles and albums will be up for grabs. Many tracks have been donated for the sale. Each year it costs...

Lowe's Birthday High One of Radio Clatterbridge's youngest presenters has been celebrating his 21st birthday today. Wayne Lowe, who presents Friday Night Fever each weekend, has been a member of the station for two years. Wayne celebrated his birthday with family and friends. ...

The search is now on to find the next winner of the Radio Clatterbridge Staff Achievement Award. The 2004 accolade will go to the hospital worker who has gone out of their way most to help patients during their stay. From today, votes will be collected on the wards and on-line. ...