The Wirral Globe wrote "With a little help from its friends, Radio Clatterbridge celebrated the 40th anniversary of the first Beatles broadcast interview. The hospital radio captured the Fab Four on tape when they were on this side of the Mersey performing at Port Sunlight. And this weekend Monty Lister, now a presenter on BBC Radio Merseyside,...

The Daily Post wrote: "Radio Clatterbridge is to mark an important event in international music history, in which is played a pivotal role. Tomorrow marks the fortieth anniversary of the Beatles' first broadcast interview - just weeks after Ringo Starr joined the band to complete the line-up... " ...

The Liverpool Echo wrote: "A hospital radio station is to relive its greatest scoop - the first broadcast interview with the Beatles. Radio Clatterbridge recorded a chat with the Fab Four days after Ringo joined the band. This weekend the Wirral station plans to air it again, the first time it has been heard in 40 years..." Also featured at...

Beatles Reunion Radio Clatterbridge has unveiled details of a special programme to mark the fortieth anniversary of the first radio interview with the Beatles. John, Paul, George and Ringo recorded the chat at Port Sunlight in October 1961 for Radio Clatterbridge. The station will play the interview again during a commemorative programme on Sunday October 27th. ...

Nadya's Calling Music Matters - but not enough to keep programme assistant Nadya Movchan from her calling. The teenager has co-presented the Sunday afternoon show for the last time, before leaving for Manchester University to study medicine for five years. Presenter Gareth Martin says Nadya has helped make the programme a complete shambles! But Gareth, a...

Figures released today show that Radio Clatterbridge is playing more requests than ever before. So far this year, nearly fourteen hundred patients have so far dedicated songs on the station. Frank Sinatra still remains top of the pops at this stage, way ahead of his nearest competitor, Daniel O'Donnell. ...

Music Matters - but not enough to keep programme assistant Nadya Movchan from her calling. The teenager has co-presented the Sunday afternoon show for the last time, before leaving for Manchester University to study medicine for five years. Presenter Gareth Martin says Nadya has helped make the programme a complete shambles! But Gareth, a...

Listeners have given a warm welcome to a new programme on Radio Clatterbridge. Helen Craven is presenting a new early morning slot on a Saturday morning, called Weekend Wake-Up. The show features a wide mix of music, together with a review of the morning papers. ...

"Radio Clatterbridge, one of the oldest radio stations in the region, is appealing for people to help collect requests for its programmes. The ideal volunteer would have a good knowledge of music. The position would especially suit someone who is retired. Anyone interested should contact the station's Secretary." ...

This year's Staff Achievement Award is already proving to be an unparalleled success. Organiser, Myfanwy James, says the station has already had more entries than for previous years. Patients and visitors have until the end of December to vote, with the winner being announced in the new year. ...

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  • Golden radio success in the press

    Paul Johnston, Steve Evans and Mike Eveleigh collect the award (Credit: HBA)Radio Clatterbridge's success at the Hospital Broadcasting Awards made it in to the press. We won a gold in Stoke-on-Trent for promoting our special day of programmes in tribute to our late patron, Sir Ken Dodd.
  • Radio industry says farewell to Monty Lister

    Monty ListerThe death of one of our founder members was reported in a number of broadcast industry publications. Monty Lister, who is credited with securing the survival of Radio Clatterbridge during its early years in the 1950s, was well-known for recording the first radio interview with The Beatles.
  • Our NHS celebrations make the news

    The article in On Air magazineRadio Clatterbridge has been given the lead article in the latest issue of the industry publication for hospital radio. Our recent celebrations to mark 70 years of the NHS at Clatterbridge Health Park was given top billing in On Air magazine.