Philip OwenIt is with great sadness that Radio Clatterbridge has learned of the unexpected death of one of its biggest supporters. Philip Owen was a great exponent of the station in his role as chairman of the Clatterbridge Hospitals League of Friends which he served for mre than twenty years. He was also vice chairman of Crimestoppers (Merseyside). It's...

The Outfit Fits!Local band the Kevin Critchley Outfit popped into Radio Clatterbridge to perform in session on the Monday Mixture. The band was formed two years ago in Liverpool, and they have performed gigs throughout the UK, including with Ian McNabb at venues such as the Carling Academy. They talked to presenter Dave Robinson about their unique sound, their...

In a League of their own
Clatterbridge Hospital League of Friends recently donated £2,000 to enable the station to buy two new computers. The new hardware replaced equipment which had been powering the output 24 hours a day since 2003, and was becoming increasingly unreliable. Chairman Philip Owen visited Dave Adams at our studios to see the new PCs in action. He also...

Vicky is Top of the Pops!Radio Clatterbridge presenter Vicky Stanley has been telling Saturday Crew listeners the gossip from her week's work experience on 'Top of the Pops' magazine. Vicky compiled quizzes, helped with horoscopes and conducted vox pops on the streets of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />London. The magazine is aimed at teenage girls, with the Jonas Brothers and Taylor Swift firm...

The AM Alternative?Radio Clatterbridge has started exciting discussions with the Hospital Trust about replacing the technology it uses to broadcast. The current landline telephone system which carries the signal to the wards is more than 40 years old and is becoming increasingly unreliable. Bosses have agreed to investigate whether it is possible for the station to...

D-day RememberedExactly 65 years after the Allies launched their invasion of Normandy by air and sea, Radio Clatterbridge marked the occasion with a special programme playing war time favourites. Natalie Kelly and Richard Calvert presented patient requests including Vera Lynn singing We'll Meet Again, the 633 Squadron theme and the Andrews Sisters. James from the...

Pounding the promenade!Radio Clatterbridge members braved the wind and rain last weekend to raise vital funds for the charity. Dave Adams, Sarah Russell, Paul Johnston, Natalie Kelly and friends took part in the Wirral Walk on Sunday May 17, pounding the promenade from Seacombe to Thurstaston. They raised more than £600 for the station, and picked up a few blisters...

Name That Tune!
Staff at Clatterbridge Hospital could be in with the chance of winning a Mediterranean cruise! Radio Clatterbridge has teamed up with nhs247.com to promote a music competition which will see one lucky NHS worker set sail later this year for ports such as Malaga, Marseille, Barcelona, Ibiza, Gibraltar and Lisbon. All staff have to do is listen to...

Return To TraditionRadio Clatterbridge has returned to a great Sunday morning tradition this week. Stalwart presenter Neil Henry makes a welcome comeback with his Sunday Show as part of a shake-up of the weekend schedules. As part of the changes, the Sunday Service with Liam Phoenix moves to noon and Mike Eveleigh's Good Time Oldies now airs at 4pm. Neil's Sunday...

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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.