Station Newsletter February 2021

Editor’s Welcome

Welcome to the first Dodge Radio newsletter. We hope to bring you this every month. Providing a roundup of our articles that you may of missed. As well as some exclusive content that you won’t find anywhere else. January was full of hope but was soon dashed as most of the UK was forced in to lockdown. This did provide us with that opportunity to carry on our lockdown projects, that DIY that you can never find time for or the attic that needs a good clear out. For myself I continued working from home, wondering how I will feel on the day my manager says that I’m allowed back in the office. I also tried to keep up with my new year’s resolution to keep fit, did some baking and managed to throw a snowball or two. All in all, not a bad month.

(Ben Rendle – Marketing and Social Media Manager)

Love Month 2021

If you have been a long term listener to Dodge Radio. Then you will already know, that we try and theme our Dodge Library and theatre to reflect the mood and occasion of the month. Well, how could we miss out love? Simply, we couldn’t and we wouldn’t want to. Read more about how we are celebrating the month of love.

Valentines Weekend 2021

Staying on the love theme. We decided it would be appropriate, to not just give you a day of programming. That we would go the extra mile, as we often like too and give you a whole weekend of content dedicated to you and the ones you love. Check out the schedule on our website.

DJ of the month – Aliya

Every month in this newsletter we will give you a peak in to the minds and lives of one of our DJs. This month we talk to Aliya, deputy station manager and presenter of Friday Fro, soon to be World Wide Wardrobe.

What gets you out of bed in the morning?

My favourite music. I pick a different song every day.

If you had to sum yourself up in 3 words, what would they be?

Loud, bubbly and friendly

Tell us a joke

Two satellites were getting married, the ceremony was boring but the reception was amazing!

Name a singer, who always makes you stop and listen

Justin Bieber

Do you believe in ghosts?

No. I don’t believe in the supernatural, magic or anything like that. I love Harry Potter though.

If you were about to have your last meal but you could order whatever you liked from anywhere in the world what would it be?

Lamb Biryani from my mum.

What’s the one phrase you say a lot?

You do you. Meaning be yourself.

Does pineapple belong on pizza?


Tell us something that people might not know about you

I went to 10 Downing street when I was at school. I met Tony Blair, his wife Cherie and their son Leo.

What was your most painful experience?

Labour for sure. Men don’t know what it’s like.

If you could visit anywhere in the world, money is no object, where would it be?

Kenya. I want a house there, with direct access to the beach, a swimming pool and somebody to cook for me. I can speak the language and the beaches are the best!

What are you looking forward to the most in 2021?

Trying food products to review on Tuesday Tasties.

If you want to find out more, then visit Aliya’s profile page on our website.


As you may have guessed by now. Most of us here at Dodge Radio love food. We just can’t get enough of it. Even to the extent that we have 2 food themed shows. Dodgy cooking which airs every Monday at 6  PM, where the team cook up something tasty for you. Tuesday Tasties with Aliya and Ben. Where they talk about everything foody.

January was a busy month, here’s some recipe highlights in case you missed them:

Lancashire Hotpot

Shortbread Biscuits

Chocolate and Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Smoky steak with Cajun potatoes & spicy slaw

Leek and Potato Soup

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Reggae Month on the Reggae explosion

Reggae Explosion will be keeping a close eye on Reggae month.  A month long celebration of one of Jamaica’s most well known exports. On the first show Ray will of course celebrate the birth days of the prince and king of reggae:  Dennis brown born Februrary 1st and Bob Marley born Februrary 6th.

He will also have the first clips from his Maxi priest interview. 

On subsequent shows, various people will speak on the topic of Reggae music and its influence on the lives of its fans and the entertainers themselves.

Also throughout this month we will play clips from some of the various events taking place in Jamaica to mark Reggae month.  This will include speeches and live performances.

You will find the Reggae Explosion here on Dodge Radio every Tuesday 10 PM until 1 AM

Friday Night! After Party! Guess the year

This is the show where Ben gets you moving on your Friday night. Playing those old school disco and party classics that just make you want to dance the night away.

In an effort to keep the party alive Ben tried out a couple of new features in January to see what you liked the best. And overwhelmingly you said that you loved guess the year. So it’s here to stay!

Every Week on the show Ben will play you 3 songs from one year and all you have to do is tell him what you think the year is for a chance to win!

Friday Night! After Party! Airs every Friday from 10 PM until 1 AM.

Mixing up the chill spot

Every Monday on the Chill Spot Ray will be bringing you a mix. Whilst on Wednesday it will be a themed show. If you have any suggestions as to what the theme should be get in touch and let us know.

The chill spot airs every Monday to Friday between 1 PM and 2 PM.

Saturday Sounds Poll

Every Saturday, Ben aims to get inside your mind with the Saturday Sounds Poll. Asking you a different question each week. During January, we had polls about pies, chocolate and tea. At the time of publication the poll is asking you weather ice cream belongs in a bowl or a cone.

You will find the poll pinned to the top of our Facebook and Twitter pages. So cast your vote!

Saturday Sounds airs every Saturday from 12 PM until 2 PM

Dodge Documentaries – Maxi Priest

Have you ever wanted to know more about the man famous for his Reggae Fusion style? If so, tune in to Dodge Documentaries throughout February as Ray Campbell brings you his story, as well as an exclusive interview with the man himself.

Dodge Documentaries is on air every Saturday between 2 PM and 5 PM

Let’s Talk – Join the conversation

Do you get bored of the same old people talking about the same old news? Then Let’s talk, Dodge Radio’s very own talk show is the place for you. Join the panel every week as they discuss the hottest news. If you’d like to join in the conversation and be part of the panel, please use our Contact page to get in touch and let us know.

Let’s talk is on air every Saturday between 10 PM and 1 AM

Closing Remarks

As you can see January was a very busy month and February looks much the same. We hope you enjoy what we have to offer and as always we welcome feedback. Keep an eye out for March’s newsletter as we show you plane crashes, play you more great music and much much more.

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