One Of The Fourmost Ray O'Brien's special guest on today's Mersey Sounds was the Sixties rock 'n roller, Billy Hatton. Billy who was a founder member of the 60's top group The Fourmost talked to Ray about his experiences during the heady days of Mersey Beat. Managed by Brian Epstein and being in the same stable as The Beatles, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Cilla Black and...

Smoke Signals Radio Clatterbridge today launched an on-air campaign to help cut-out passive smoking around young children. The station will regularly broadcast an advertisement after a request from Wirral-based organisation, Health Links. The thirty-second item, which aims to highlight the dangers of parents smoking around their sons and daughters, will be...

Brookside Closed Merseyside's long-running TV soap, Brookside, comes to an end next week - and one of it's former stars came into Radio Clatterbridge this morning to mark its passing.Actress and comedienne Pauline Daniels played Maria Benson in the scouse show and shared her memories of the programme with Radio Clatterbridge presenter Ray O'Brien. Pauline, who...

Steve's Big Splash Radio Clatterbridge listeners took a dip with Mersey swimmer Steve Hill tonight. The 40 year old Cornish coach driver swam one and a half miles in the cold waters to raise vital cash for the hospital's Dermatology unit. Presenter Andy Bonner was there to record the feat. Steve told listeners how this was his biggest river swim to date, and how he...

Building For The Future Building work has started on the control centre to house the new broadcast system which will serve the majority of Clatterbridge Hospital. Service providers, Wandsworth, will move next door to Radio Clatterbridge as the new Telecall system is installed. Patients will receive state-of-the-art bedside control for a variety of media. It means Radio...

Our Friend Faron Radio Clatterbridge's Merseybeat expert, Ray O'Brien, has been mixing with the stars again. Faron (from the popular sixties band Faron's Flamingos) popped down to the studios today to preview some previously unheard tracks from his latest album. The singer recalled the early days of the Liverpool music scene prior to the Beatles, his first...

Packed With Details Radio Clatterbridge, one of the leading hospital broadcasters in the north west, is launching a brand new information pack in the hope of attracting new sponsorship to the station. Committee member Dave Adams has written the publication and will be sending it to a number of local firms in coming weeks. It costs thousands of pounds each year to...

Tickled Pink Radio Clatterbridge will be giving away prizes galore this month, to help raise awareness for the Breast Cancer Care charity. Listeners making a request to hear their favourite tune on Vic Charles' programme, The Great Escape, will be entered into a draw to win something from Asda's current "Tickled Pink" range. Later this month, one lucky...

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...

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