Birthday coverage was a cause for celebration

We got some great coverage in the media as Radio Clatterbridge celebrated 65 years on air in April 2016.

The Liverpool Echo carried an article about how actress Kate Robbins was lending her voice to the station as part of a set of new jingles to mark the anniversary.

The article in the Wirral News

The report said Kate, a former student at Wirral Grammar School for Girls, has appeared in Crossroads, Phoenix Nights and Dinnerladies.

"My brother Ted spent many months as a child in Clatterbridge due to his rheumatic fever. I had my appendix removed there when I was seven. So the hospital means a lot to our family." - Kate Robbins, Radio Clatterbridge voice artist

The Wirral News also ran a similar piece, entitled Kate's Radio Date.

Meanwhile, media industry website Prolific North reported on the fact that one of our founding members, Monty Lister, was returning to the station to share his memories about our early years.

"Having established that we were going to have Radio Clatterbridge it became obvious that we were going to need to stock some records. We asked for donations and amazing collections came in. We even had one peculiar record at 81rpm!" - Monty Lister

The weekend finished on a high with Paul O'Grady talking about the station on his BBC Radio 2 programme.

The Wirral-born entertainer recalled travelling to the hospital by bus to see his sister who worked in Clatterbridge.


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