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Our small tribute to the big sound of Radio 1

Tony Blackburn (Credit: RV1864)Radio Clatterbridge has paid tribute to a young upstart in the world of broadcasting, as Radio 1 celebrated it's 50th anniversary.

Dave Williams' Light and Early programme played the same first three songs as the BBC station exactly half a century after they were first introduced by former pirate radio DJ Tony Blackburn.

Sherrie Hewson says thanks to Wirral hospital staff

Sherrie Hewson at the Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust's Proud Awards 2017Benidorm actor and former Loose Women host Sherrie Hewson has told Radio Clatterbridge she was "thrilled and proud" to host an annual awards ceremony for staff at Wirral Hospital.

The broadcaster, who also starred in Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Crossroads, told our presenter Steve Evans that she tried to make the Proud Awards as much fun as she could.

Tea for Sue (and Sue)

Sue Welsh and Sue JamesRadio Clatterbridge listeners were able to listen to a tea party to mark the departure of two "valuable" members of staff from the health park.

Dr Sue Welsh and Sister Sue James retired after more than half a century of dedicated work between them in the Dermatology Unit at Clatterbridge Hospital.

How you could bubble up funds for Clatterbridge charities

Joe Clarke tells presenter Di Gaskell about Spartacus Bubble FootballCoffee Club listeners have heard how people wanting to make money for charities in Clatterbridge can now do so wearing giant inflatable balls!

Joe Clarke, the creator of Spartacus Bubble Football, came into the studio to explain all about the fun phenomenon which is taking the fundraising world by storm.

Station expands as studio refurbishment completed

Co-presenters Dave Harvey and Liz Morton in the refurbished studio

Radio Clatterbridge is set to expand as a project to refurbish Radio Clatterbridge's main broadcast studio has been completed.

It's the first phase of a scheme which will eventually see the entire station overhauled and enlarged thanks to the hard work of a team of volunteers.

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There’s always a lot going on at Radio Clatterbridge. We are often involved in various activities in the health park and around Wirral. Whether it’s a special guest in the studio, an outside broadcast or a new fundraising event, you can read all about it here.

We've been publishing news articles online since 2001. You can look through our archive using the search box at the top of the page.

Our latest news...

  • Lauren Ray on the Neston nurse who led her to music

    Lauren RayAn upcoming singer-songwriter has told Radio Clatterbridge how she got into music because of her mum’s envy of the piano skills of a local nurse. Lauren Ray appears on tour with Paul Carrack from Mike + The Mechanics at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall next month.
  • Guitarist Mackenzie James Cregan keeps it in the family

    Mackenzie James Cregan plays live in the studioThe son of a musician who’s played with Rod Stewart and Steve Harley has told Radio Clatterbridge how he hopes to follow in his father’s footsteps. Mackenzie James Cregan was born in Los Angeles but is currently living on Merseyside after becoming a student at Sir Paul McCartney’s LIPA.
  • Wirral's Mayor chooses the tunes

    Cllr Geoffrey Watt, the Mayor of Wirral for 2018-19 (Credit: Wirral Council)The Mayor of Wirral has paid a special visit to Radio Clatterbridge to tell listeners about the first half of his year in office. Cllr Geoffrey Watt and his wife Anne, the Mayoress, came into the studio to share some of their highlights and play some of their favourite music.