Sound With The PoundAs a youngster, he used to smuggle himself into German clubs to listen to the Merseybeat bands. Now Manfred Kuhlman has smuggled himself into Radio Clatterbridge to talk about his new book, Sound With The Pound. Described as the ultimate anthology of Mersey bands of the 60s, it has been a labour of love for the author. Manfred told Vic Charles how...

Bank Holiday BeatlesRadio Clatterbridge celebrated the music of the Beatles today, in a special bank holiday edition of the Golden Hour. Listeners heard their favourite tunes from the Fab Four and got another chance to hear part of our 1962 interview with the band - their first as a group. The Golden Hour returns to sixty minutes of non-stop oldies tomorrow from noon....

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...

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