Parking Fears Allayed Fears over new parking measures at Clatterbridge Hospital have been allayed, for now. Hospital bosses want to introduce parking permits to control the level of cars within the grounds. This would undoubtedly have an effect on volunteers and visitors at the Radio Clatterbridge studios. But hospital sources have told the station that, with parking...

Chairman Stands Down Radio Clatterbridge stalwart Vic Charles has decided to step down from the post of Chairman. During his seven years on the station's Committee, he has overseen the move to new studios and the advent of twenty-four hour broadcasting. A decision about his replacement will be made in due course. ...

Music Makes Money Visitors to New Brighton walked away with bags full of classic songs today, thanks to Radio Clatterbridge. The station held a record sale at Fort Perch Rock as part of the Billy Fury weekend. Customers from across the area bought CDs, DVDs, tapes and vinyl to raise money for the charity. The event, staffed by volunteers from Radio Clatterbridge,...

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...

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