It Was 30 Years Ago Today... Radio Clatterbridge celebrated another mile-stone today. It's thirty years since the station saw the begining of a full weekend schedule - the fore-runner to the twenty-four hour programming now enjoyed by patients and staff at Clatterbridge Hospital. This morning, Dave Williams joined Dave Adams and the Saturday Crew in the slot where he began...

Dead Ringer For Ringo Has Radio Clatterbridge made another sensational Beatles scoop? The station's Merseybeat expert, Ray O'Brien, was at the final day of the Mathew Street Festival in Liverpool today when he was spotted with a familiar face from the Fab Four. You make up your own mind from the photograph, which was taken in the Empress pub - Ringo Starr's local when...

Mike Byrne Interview Beatles contemporary Mike Byrne was a guest on Ray O'Brien's Mersey Sounds programme this morning. Mike was promoting his new CD, I'll Be There, which is a tribute to Bobby Darin. He explained how Liverpool's Beatles Story museum will be marking this weekend's annual festival of the Fab Four, and also talked about the new exhibition at the Albert...

Planning For The Future Members of Radio Clatterbridge have been debating the pros and cons of a new method of broadcasting to patients and staff. The main hospital is due to be fitted with a new hi-tech system by the end of the year, but some areas of the site will not receive the service. Volunteers today discussed the possibility of a simultaneous AM broadcast to...

George Benson Tribute George Benson fans were in for a musical treat today. Radio Clatterbridge presenters Lee Tomlinson and Andy Bonner both played a tribute to the soul singer this afternoon. It follows a performance by George, whose hits include Never Give Up On A Good Thing and Lady Love Me, at Victoria Park in Southport the previous evening. ...

The Perfect Partner Radio Clatterbridge today began a new partnership with ASDA Upton. The superstore will provide flowers for a lucky patient on the Tuesday morning request programme, The Great Escape. Vic Charles will announce this week's random winner on the programme between 10am and midday. ...

Station's Tribute To Barry White Radio Clatterbridge has paid tribute to the singer Barry White. The station dedicated the opening of its new Saturday Night Party programme to the star, who died yesterday. Listeners heard a selection of his most famous hits at the beginning of the four hour programme. ...

Rock Around The Clock After years of preparation, Radio Clatterbridge today launched its new 24-hour service. The station can now be heard around the clock by patients and staff at Clatterbridge Hospital. There is a host of new programmes, featuring hourly news and community bulletins, more requests, comedy and plays. Vic Charles launched the service with a special...

Another Winner! Lucky listener Ann Wood today became the latest winner on Radio Clatterbridge. She won a pair of free tickets to the movies, thanks to the Odeon cinema in Bromborough. Ann had her name pulled out of the hat after requesting a song on air this week. ...

Charlie Says... Country artist Charlie Landsborough has confirmed that he is to be interviewed next month on Radio Clatterbridge. The singer-songwriter from Birkenhead is currently the third most-requested artist by listeners to the station. Charlie, who has a new album out later this summer, will speak to Vic Charles during the Tuesday morning request...

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  • Making headlines down under

    The Gum Tips newsletterA globe-trotting cuddly koala has helped Radio Clatterbridge win a competition and become a talking point in Australia. The toy, dubbed Barry, is a mascot of an animal hospital in Port Macquarie, New South Wales.
  • 20 hour charity show

    The article in the Wirral GlobeIan Grant and Helen Sestan's 20 hour takeover of the Radio Clatterbridge airwaves made headline news. The marathon broadcast made it online and onto page 2 of the Wirral Globe.
  • Under The Hammer

    John Crane's Liverpool Echo columnOne of our regular guests had some kind words to write about Radio Clatterbridge in the local press. In his weekly column for the Liverpool Echo, Under The Hammer, auctioneer John Crane singing the praises of the station.