Shop Sends Us Packing Asda sent Radio Clatterbridge volunteers packing... literally! Members of the station got together to help shoppers pack their groceries at the Arrowe Park superstore today. But it wasn't just a gesture of kindness. They were also trying to raise some vital funds for Radio Clatterbridge. In the end, the kind people of Birkenhead donated more than...

Fran Sets Kiwi Date Former Seven Days co-presenter Francesca Dodd has announced she's getting married... in New Zealand. The 23 year old, who's currently working for the country's top magazine publisher, left England in 2002 with former Granada TV cameraman Alan Parr. Fran and Alan will get hitched in January and the couple are hoping the antipodean weather will be...

Tony Spins The Discs Spinners singer Tony Davis paid a visit to Radio Clatterbridge this morning to do some spinning of his own. Tony, who was a founder member of the legendary folk quartet, got the chance to hear some of his favourite music on Mersey Sounds. He told presenter Ray O'Brien of the group's beginnings in the folk clubs of Liverpool in the late 50s and...

Les's On-Air Cameo A former Radio Clatterbridge presenter was clearly impressed when he visited the charity's latest studios today. Ex-ward visitor Les Scott, who also hosted Clatterbridge Country, was interviewed on air by Dave Adams. He had many happy memories of his time with us and the rapport with listeners, and wished all patients a speedy recovery. Les, who...

Tribute to Ray Charles Radio Clatterbridge celebrated the life of singer Ray Charles this evening, a day after he died from liver failure, aged 73. Jazz At The Bridge presenter Vic Charles celebrated Ray's life with a special feature on the legendary gospel/blues singer. Ray, who was born Ray Charles Robinson in Albany Georgia in 1930, was one of the seminal figures in...

Record Sales For Record Sale? Radio Clatterbridge bosses are hoping for record sales at a forthcoming, er, record sale! Volunteers from the station will be at Fort Perch Rock in New Brighton on Sunday 4th July to raise vital funds for the charity. CDs, tapes and vinyl singles and albums will be up for grabs. Many tracks have been donated for the sale. Each year it costs...

Lowe's Birthday High One of Radio Clatterbridge's youngest presenters has been celebrating his 21st birthday today. Wayne Lowe, who presents Friday Night Fever each weekend, has been a member of the station for two years. Wayne celebrated his birthday with family and friends. ...

The search is now on to find the next winner of the Radio Clatterbridge Staff Achievement Award. The 2004 accolade will go to the hospital worker who has gone out of their way most to help patients during their stay. From today, votes will be collected on the wards and on-line. ...

Bank Holiday Programmes Radio Clatterbridge has a number of special programmes on air for the second May Bank Holiday of the year. Elaine Leaning has a special edition of Tea and Biscuits before Dave Gardner comes on air at midday with music from the Best of British. At 2pm, Neil Jackson has Holiday Edition, including the first Afternoon Story of the week. Then at 4,...

Stuart's National Award BBC Sound Editor Stuart Mackay is celebrating today, after winning a national accolade for skills which he first developed at Radio Clatterbridge. The 27-year old, who started his career in audio as part of the Mid-Morning Music team more than ten years ago, has won the Best Young Sound Editor in the 2004 Broadcast Young Talent Awards. Stuart was...